The EDGE UP program aims to assist employers who are experiencing a shortage of digital technology skills and labour by creating and building a new digital tech talent pool. Through EDGE UP, displaced Oil and Gas professionals will build upon their skills and experiences through short-term, post-secondary training that will equip them with the skills they need to take advantage of Calgary’s numerous open digital technology positions.
Why we need employers like you
Calgary Economic Development and its industry partners request your help to build Calgary’s digital technology talent pool. From our recent Mapping Calgary’s Digital Future report, we learned that many displaced Oil and Gas professionals possess at least half of the necessary experiences, skills, as well as business and technical competencies, to transition into demanding digital technology roles.
If you’re interested in offering capstone learning opportunities, hiring EDGE UP program graduates, and/or sharing your industry experience with EDGE UP students, let us know!