Building talent with work integrated learning
The Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project (EDGE UP) program helps displaced oil and gas professionals transition to tech-focused careers through work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences. Employers in Calgary's tech ecosystem benefit from accessing individuals with diverse skillsets and fresh perspectives. EDGE UP partners with Riipen and ICTC to offer WIL opportunities, providing a talent pipeline for businesses to grow and stay competitive in the tech industry.
“Creating a company culture that is accessible to brand new talent reduces the key person risk in your organization and improves the cost to value ratio by increasing your available talent pool,” says Serene Yew, Director of Technology, Pixeltree. “Without refilling that [talent] pipeline, we are always going to be competing with everybody for the limited resources that are there.”