NPower Canada is a charitable organization that launches underserved young adults into meaningful and sustainable careers. The program provides participants with free in-demand digital and professional skills training, and connects them to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers. Through consultation with a wide range of employers, NPower Canada’s comprehensive curriculum ensures participants are equipped with the in-demand technical and professional skills most sought after by industry.
NPower Canada provides employers with access to a pipeline of eager, diverse and job-ready young talent with in-demand digital skills who are primed to succeed in the workplace. Graduates receive ongoing support and coaching to ensure continued success in their careers.
NPower Canada addresses two major problems faced in the GTA:
Many eager, talented and capable young people lack the skills and/or access needed to launch successful careers, limiting their opportunity to participate in the future workforce and build a strong financial future. There are over 83,000 youth in the GTHA not employed, in education or in training.Source: CivicAction, 2014
There are many organizations across the GTHA that have unfilled, entry level ICT jobs. By 2021, approximately 216,000 new ICT jobs will need to be filled.Source: ICTC, 2017
NPower Canada bridges the gap between non-traditional and diverse job seekers and employers hiring ICT talent.