About EDGE UP

EDGE UP (Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project) is a short-term skills development program for mid-career Oil and Gas professionals who have been displaced from the Oil and Gas sector in Calgary. The project aims to help former employees of the Oil and Gas sector gain employment in Calgary’s high-demand, high-growth digital technology opportunities across all industries.

EDGE UP was one of several initiatives to receive funding by Future Skills Centre – Centre des Compétences futures (FSC-CCF) to test innovative approaches to skills development challenges for mid-career workers across Canada. The almost $1.5 million investment will be used to deliver tech training to highly skilled Oil and Gas sector workers displaced mid-career. This tech training will enable former Oil and Gas workers to pivot their careers in Calgary’s digital economy.

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This program is a collaboration between Calgary Economic Development, the Future Skills Centre – Centre des Compétences Futures (FSC-CCF), Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Riipen, and local post-secondary institutions, including the University of Calgary Continuing Education, SAIT and Bow Valley College.

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