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Education is a collaborative effort. We’re proud to work with the following organizations on projects to help people from across Canada gain new skills.
Building a Workforce for Canada’s Energy Future
February 2023 - March 2024
Building a Workforce for Canada’s Energy Future is a project funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP). This initiative will inform and support Canada’s evolving energy economy and target of net-zero emissions by addressing gaps in labour market forecasting, workforce planning, career information, and training and upskilling programs. Learn more here.
January 2023 - March 2024
Funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP). Lighthouse Labs and the Government of Canada in partnership with post-secondary, community, and industry partners have come together to provide a fully-funded opportunity for 1,700 equity-deserving individuals to shape a better future for themselves and their families. Successful applicants get access to a fully-funded program and wraparound support services — allowing them to engage fully and thrive throughout the program and their new careers. Read more about ICT Boost here
Women in Tech Alberta in Partnership with IDRF
October 2022 - June 2023
After a number of successful years, Lighthouse Labs is pleased to partner with IDRF to bring the Women in Tech program to Alberta. The program aims to eliminate barriers to employment and the prohibitive costs of tech education, through training on Introduction to Web Development and the Web Development Bootcamp.
Digital Literacy Scholarships with SCWIST
September 2022 - December 2022
SCWIST is coming together with Lighthouse Labs to offer seven scholarships for part-time upskilling courses to women in underrepresented groups across Canada. This training will help them upgrade their digital literacy skills and better integrate into Canada’s tech industry.
Virtual Career Accelerator Lab in Partnership with Accelerate Her Future
June 2022 - March 2023
Cyber Security Alliance Ontario (CSAO) Program with YMCA of GTA
April 2022 - March 2023
YMCA of Greater Toronto is coming together with Lighthouse Labs to offer a fully funded program by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada for a 12-week Cyber Security Bootcamp to help bridge the gap between the ever-growing demand for Cyber Security and the skill-based barriers faced by unemployed and underemployed Ontarians.
Soldiers in Tech with the Roland Gossage Foundation
Soldiers in Tech will provide eligible individuals with the needed skills to achieve careers in Web Development, Data Science or Cyber Security. The Roland Gossage Foundation and True Patriot Love Foundation are coming together with Lighthouse Labs to offer a fully funded initiative by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
Manpower in Partnership with Manpower Alberta
December 2021 - December 2023
Lighthouse Labs is providing access to short upskilling training for newcomers to enable them to successfully gain, retain or progress within employment.
Connecting With Technology In Real Time
November 2021 - March 2024
Lighthouse Labs, with SPO partners of various sizes across Canada and with different client needs, will test an automated, multilingual, personalized support platform, Rudder, that supports real-time remote service to reduce wait times and increase access to staff and on-demand support.
Innovations in Fintech in Partnership with ACHEV
November 2021 - October 2025
Through this project, Lighthouse Labs will facilitate the transition and inclusion of ITPs (Internationally Trained Professionals) into careers in the Canadian Fintech sector and increase network capacity to support ITPs in meaningful Canadian work experience and employment. Additionally, the program will help employers access resources and training that prepare their workplaces for cultural diversity.
SkillTech Program in Partnership with Bredin Centre
October 2021 - January 2024
Lighthouse Labs is addressing a skills gap through on-demand, as-needed upskilling courses on web development and data science, ensuring participants have the skills they need to obtain employment successfully.
Path to Customer Success (Path2CS)
April 2021 - March 2023
Funded by the Government of Canada under the Future Skills Program.Lighthouse Labs is a proud contributor to the Career Foundation's Path to Customer Success Initiative. Path to Customer Success is a multi-year program to train 120 women from across Ontario who lost their jobs in the service industry during COVID-19. Participants take part in soft skills, data, remote work and career support training with the goal of putting them on a more resilient career path.
Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program
Until March, 2023
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.The Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program is a wage subsidy program that connects underemployed post-secondary graduates with digital employment opportunities at small businesses where youth can gain meaningful work experience to help them transition to career-oriented employment. This is our way of helping Canada’s youth prepare for the digital workforce.
Women Learning to Code & Take Leadership in partnership with International Development and Relief Foundation and The United Way Greater Toronto.
April 2018 - Ongoing
Youth in Tech in Partnership with Immigrant Services Society of BC
2018 - Ongoing
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia..Youth in Tech provides digital skills and job readiness training for immigrant youth ages 17-29 to help them launch a career in tech - web development, digital marketing/design, or information & communications technology courses.
Indigenous Tech Talent Development in partnership with First Nations Technology Council (FNTC)
2017 - Ongoing
The Bridging to Technology program provides Indigenous youth with comprehensive wrap-around training and services they need to pursue specialized training in a technical field. 73% of graduates to date are working in developer or tech related roles.
Upskilling Imperative Title
April 2021 - June 2022
Lighthouse Labs is supporting companies to improve retention, productivity, quality, accuracy, turnaround time and service while reducing the overall cost of training through an upskilling learning support platform called Rudder.
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.Running until March 2022, this initiative will provide 250 Ontarians with a focus on newcomer women with the needed skills (technical and pre-employment/soft skills) to achieve careers in web development. Lighthouse Labs is coming together with community partners/training delivery partners (Achēv, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre, YMCA GTA who will also engage YMCAs across Ontario) and the leading business/industry association (CATA Alliance), to provide an innovative, made-in-Ontario solution to the employment and skills barriers experienced by unemployed and underemployed Ontarians and newcomer women. This initiative will be used to address skills and labour market access barriers for both Ontarians/newcomer women and the employers who hire them.
Fast Track to Technology Careers (F2TC) in partnership with MOSAIC
April 2021 - March 2022
This Project is funded in part by the Government of British Columbia.MOSAIC’s Fast Track to Technology Careers is a 6 month program where 33 participants will undergo 12 weeks of intensive, full time skills training to receive a diploma in Web Development or Data Science from Lighthouse Labs. Once certified, MOSAIC will connect participants with employers to gain employment with in-demand tech jobs through a customized career plan and networking opportunities.
Xtreme Talent Accelerator in partnership with Invest Ottawa
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.Lighthouse Labs is partnering with Xtreme Talent Accelerator, a program created by Invest Ottawa that offers industry led tech workshops and career development support to help individuals who are looking to start or advance their career in technology. During the program’s duration, Lighthouse Labs will deliver upskilling training to 150 participants through 4 different learning streams (2 frontend and 2 backend streams of web development education) and also deliver reskilling training to up to 75 participants via open enrollment in the Web Development, Data Science and Cyber Bootcamps. Led by industry leaders, participants will be taught ready-to-use skills that are in high demand from tech employers.
Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre - Skills for a Clean Economy
Funded by the Government of Canada under the Future Skills Program.In response to the impact of COVID-19 in clean economy sectors, Foresight, in collaboration with Lighthouse Labs and other partners, will undertake national research to identify regions and workforce segments that have been disproportionately affected and scope projected demand for roles and retraining required to advance the clean economy. The program will support skills development and job creation, deployment of clean technology, and advance a training framework for future cleantech jobs to meet Canada's clean economy transition.
Black Youth Reskilling
March 2021 - July 2022
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Ontario.Black Boys Code, together with project partners Lighthouse Labs and Riipen will pilot the Black Youth Reskilling in Tech Project. Over a 12 month period, this project will support 100 black youth aged 18-29 based in Ontario, with in-demand technical training and job opportunities towards starting lifelong careers in the tech industry. Black Boys Code will be providing wrap around support for the youth throughout the entire program, through a graduation coach.
OWN Tech Initiative
April 2020 - March 2021
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.Lighthouse Labs comes together with the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre, CATA Alliance, My New Job Hunt, Riipen and the Social Planning Council of Ottawa to provide an innovative, made-in-Ontario solution to the employment and skills barriers experienced by newcomer women in the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario region. Sixty newcomer women with a background in IT upskill in a bootcamp format with in-demand technical skills and complementary soft skills. Then, employment services will be provided to match them with employers to start a career commensurate with background and experience.
Soldiers in Tech Project in partnership with Roland Gossage Foundation
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.Soldiers in Tech is a program that helps veterans begin new chapters in their careers, and transition to civilian life, by using technology. This program provides training and employment support to veterans in Ontario.
Accelerating Possibilities Project in partnership with Woodgreen Community Services
This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.Accelerating Possibilities: Pathways to Employment in IT and Insurance brings together a consortium of employers, non-profit employment and training organizations and private trainers to prepare mid-career workers for tech-driven jobs in web development, data science and insurance customer support. We want to make sure that no one feels left behind in the world of new technology and that all workers have the opportunity to meet their full potential.
Code Create Teach in partnership with Kids Code Jeunesse
February 2018 - March 2021
Designed to provide teachers in every province and territory with the confidence and tools needed to bring the fundamentals of computational thinking and coding into the classrooms. LHL supported 2,703 teachers through over 100 free one-day introductory workshops on coding and computational thinking.
BC Teaching Teachers
The British Columbia government unveiled an important plan to introduce computational thinking and coding into the K-12 school curriculum. In partnership with Kids Code Jeunesse and BC’s Ministry of Education, Lighthouse Labs provided coding education to teachers across BC where they fostered an understanding of computational thinking, technology and basic coding.
Created by Lighthouse Labs to inspire Canadians to shape their community through code. HTML 500 was Canada’s largest one-day event where 50 of Canada’s top tech companies came together to teach 500 participants how to code for free! By the end of the day, participants networked with over 100 developers and created their own landing page using popular programming languages.
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