Announcing Edge Up 2.0

Following a successful two-year pilot program, Future Skills Centre (FSC) will invest almost $5.4 million for the EDGE UP 2.0 program with Calgary Economic Development to provide training for 320 displaced oil and gas professionals for careers in tech.

EDGE UP (Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project) is a multi-stakeholder program launched in Calgary in 2019 to test new approaches to skills development for workers to re-engage with technology jobs being created in all sectors of Calgary’s economy.

The EDGE UP 2.0 program is led by Calgary Economic Development and delivered in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology CouncilUniversity of Calgary Continuing EducationSAIT, Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, and Riipen.

The program targets professionals displaced from the structural change in the oil and gas sector. Students are trained for in-demand information technology jobs including data analysts, full-stack software developers, information technology project managers, cybersecurity analysts, UI/UX Designers, Digital Marketing, etc.

Details on the NEW EDGE UP 2.0 program and how to apply will be available June 2021. Please stay tuned.

In the meantime, explore other tech training opportunities in Calgary to help reskill for the new digital economy here.

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Our COVID-19 Response

As the global spread of COVID-19 continues to impact us all we have taken the necessary measures and have followed the recommendations of the Canadian Government, Health Organizations, and local authorities to help prevent the spread. We care deeply about the health and safety of our community and entire EDGE UP team. We are happy to announce that our current EDGE UP participants continue to progress their training remotely through an online learning platform. We are committed to consistently ensuring our participants continue to experience extraordinary success.

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Our Partners

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, Bow Valley College and Mount Royal University.

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