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October 9, 2014

Focus on Youth Careers is a pilot program that was created by ICTC to provide 45 post-secondary graduates from the Ottawa area with the skills needed to get an entry level job as a Java developer. In partnership with Willis College, program participants will receive:

  1. career preparation training,
  2.  intense technical training in Java programming, and
  3. a work placement.

The program will be offered in 2 intakes:

The October 2014 intake is for participants that have a university degree or college diploma in any field other than Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This version of the program includes 28 weeks of training plus the work placement.

The April 2015 intake is for participants that have an ICT degree or diploma but require skill upgrading to get a job. This version of the program includes 14 weeks of training plus the work placement.

This program is offered at no cost to the participant.

Who qualifies for the program?

To be eligible for this exciting opportunity participant’s must be:

  • – 20-29 years of age,
  • – currently under or unemployed,
  • – a university or college graduate,
  • – eligible to work in Canada, and
  • – located in the Ottawa region.

Because of the intensive nature of the program participants must also be highly motivated in order to be successful.

How to Apply:

Please complete the form located here. ICTC will contact you with details for the next step step in the application process.

Contact Lee Jacobs, Program Manager, at 613-237-8551 ext. 149 or .

Employers – How to Get Involved:

ICTC is currently recruiting companies to provide 12 and 24 week work placements.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

When I first started at Willis I was a shy, self-conscious girl… but Willis changed all that! My time at Willis was knowledgeable, fun and most importantly self-rewarding. The PSW program was amazing. I learned so much. All of the staff are absolutely awesome; they looked at you as a person and not just a number filling up a seat.
Rachel Goyer
Personal Support Worker Program