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Welcome to TECHNATION’s LaunchPad!

Designed to support both employers and students across Canada to host and experience successful work placements in future tech-enabled roles

Developing the next generation of tech talent

Access e-learning modules, tools, and resources to enhance experiences for your student employees.

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program supports both students and employers with eLearning modules that provide practical and relevant tools and resources for enhancedWorkplace Integrated Learning (WIL)-experiences. The initiative is focused on accelerating onboarding for WIL-program participants and providing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based training.

Employer Ready Courses

Designed to support employers to host successful student work placements in their future tech-enabled roles.

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Welcome to the Employer Ready module on Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace! To create a welcoming environment in your workplace, it’s important to:

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Accessible Hiring Practices in the Workplace

Welcome to the module and thank you for learning about accessible hiring practices in the workplace. This module will give you the skills you need to expand your candidate pool with inclusive interviewing procedures. In creating accessible hiring practices, it’s important to:

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Supporting the Development of your Team

Welcome to the Employer Ready module on Supporting the Development of Your Team! The employees on your team seek opportunities for growth in their careers. This module will support you in learning how to take a coaching approach to managing your employees. You’ll learn the 70:20:10 Principle and how it can guide your team’s learning and … Continued

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Recognizing Stress and Preventing Burnout in the Workplace

Welcome to the Employer Ready module on Recognizing Stress and Preventing Burnout in the Workplace. In order to have an efficient workplace, it’s essential for employers to create an environment that can take action against workplace stressors that hurt productivity. It’s important to recognize and prevent workplace stressors, implement solutions and evaluate and iterate solutions … Continued

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Welcome to the Employer Ready module on ‘Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace’. For many managers, mental health in the workplace is a topic that they are reluctant to address, due to misconceptions that discussing mental health is a personal affair. This course seeks to destigmatize this myth, and provide actionable tips to managers to … Continued

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Effective Mentorship

This course helps employers build a mentorship program in their workplace. Using a scenario based storyline, you will follow Motolani, an employer for a technology company, as he makes the necessary decisions to build mentee-mentor relationships that work. Engaging interactions and animated videos will help you guide Motolani’s decision making along the way  You will … Continued

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Student Ready Courses

Online skills development courses aimed at building the professional skills required for student work placements within the tech-sector to foster the workforce of the future. The courses feature online learning modules from the Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT) program, which has trained more than 900 for paid work placements across Canada. Learn more

Introduction to Project Management

Have you ever set a goal only to look back a year later and realize you’ve made very little progress? Not achieving a goal, does not necessarily mean you are unmotivated. It happens because you have a lot of day-to-day things that take up your attention, such as work, school, or family, so these “projects” get put on the backburner. Project Management and Time Management skills can help you plan and execute your goals to make the most of your time and efforts professionally and personally.

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel

In this workshop, if you possess very limited Excel skills, you will learn more complex functions that are commonly used for analysis. Using a test data set, you will be able to manipulate the data with pivot tables and learn to illustrate your analysis with different graphs. 

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Building Resiliency and Positive Team Connections

Being a young professional is rewarding and exciting, but it isn’t always easy. Economic challenges, health crises, complex technology, and fewer on-the-job training programs have made it harder to get started. Whether it’s a stressful project or a full-blown pandemic, as a young professional you’ll face a lot of challenges that are outside of your control. So it’s worth learning how to not only survive but thrive.

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Creativity and Team Work

Art, music, and writing have become the go-to understanding of creativity. But creativity is not just artistry – although artistry can be creative. It’s about innovation and problem-solving.

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Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

Search engines, particularly Google, are the top internet channels used for brand discovery, spanning almost all age groups. It comes as no surprise then that today the global search engine optimization services market is worth a staggering $50 billion, or that search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and search engine optimization are among the most in-demand digital skills.

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Introduction to Time Management

Time management helps you identify your priorities, so you can focus your attention on the tasks that matter most to you. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is trying to do everything for everyone when it is sometimes impossible to fit such a large number of tasks within a limited time frame.

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