Expanded EDGE UP program offers tech training to more displaced oil & gas professionals
Future Skills Centre (FSC) is investing over $5.4 million in the EDGE UP 2.0 program, in partnership with Calgary Economic Development and various organizations, including Riipen. The initiative aims to provide training to 320 displaced oil and gas professionals for tech-related careers. EDGE UP focuses on upskilling mid-career workers for technology jobs in Calgary's economy and includes work-integrated learning opportunities to help professionals transition to in-demand tech roles. The program's success in the pilot phase demonstrates its potential to support economic recovery and meet the changing demands of the job market.
"As the world of work continues to change, upskilling is more important than ever. Riipen is honoured to continue our collaboration with EDGE UP 2.0 to provide displaced Oil & Gas talent with work-integrated learning opportunities to help them apply their newly developed skills," said Dana Stephenson, Co-founder and CEO, Riipen.