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Building a Stronger Nova Scotia - Digital Industry Conference

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Cape Breton University - Verschuren Centre

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

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How can you contribute to growing our digital economy?

The Cape Breton Partnership and Digital Nova Scotia, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and the Nova Scotia Department of Business, are hosting Nova Scotia's Digital Industry Conference on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Cape Breton University at the Verschuren Centre.

You have important input and we want to hear it!

You’re invited to join in on an exciting conversation to develop concrete actions that will advance:

  • Promoting the industry in the P-12 public school system
  • Encouraging greater partnerships between ICT employers and post-secondary institutions
  • Developing an awareness campaign to promote career opportunities in high-demand ICT occupations
  • Emphasizing marketing to employers the Government of Nova Scotia’s recently introduced Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) incentive, as well as the START program
  • Encouraging the creation of ICT-related job and training bank
  • Facilitating the hiring of international immigrants to Nova Scotia, as an immediate step to lessen the ICT skills shortage confronting ICT employers in the province
  • Further examination of “boot camps” and offsite certification training as part of the hiring process

ICT is one of the fastest growing sectors in Nova Scotia and generates approximately four percent of the province’s GDP. This sector is virtually intertwined with every other industry in the province; therefore advancement of Nova Scotia’s ICT sector will have strong benefits across the province’s entire economy.

Join industry experts from across the province in exploring the challenges and opportunities facing this sector by participating in the collaborative discussion about the future of the digital economy in Nova Scotia.

Find more information and the agenda here.


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