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Tech Connect plugs you into the Windsor-Essex tech scene

Whether you are a student, professional or an employer – uncover opportunities to network, land that prized tech job, tap into the pool of local tech talent, and connect with our region’s growing tech community and its programs, events and initiatives.

Tech Connect is made possible through the support of Workforce WindsorEssex.

Click the links to jump to a specific section:  TECH TALENT  |  TECH NEWS  |  TECH EVENTS  |  TECH COMMUNITY  |  TECH ACCELERATION

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TECH TALENT | Tech Talent is your connection to tech careers, tech employers and tech training in Windsor-Essex.  Learn about upcoming workshops, connect with employers and apply for positions.

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Looking for a job in the Windsor-Essex or Chatham-Kent tech sector?

TECH JOBS BOARD
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FORMAL EDUCATION (ST. CLAIR COLLEGE)

FORMAL EDUCATION (UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR)

CONTINUOUS EDUCATION

University of Windsor | Certificates and Workshops for Engineering, Science and Technology Professionals | LEARN MORE

St. Clair College | One Day Computer Workshops | LEARN MORE

Greater Essex County District School Board | Alternative, Adult & Continuing Education | LEARN MORE

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Canada Learning Code – Windsor Chapter | Focuses on technology education for Canadians. | LEARN MORE

Build a Dream | Delivers specialized programs that attract, encourage & empower female students to pursue careers in skilled trades, STEM, emergency response, entrepreneurship & advancing women in society. | LEARN MORE

Women in Cybersecurity Student Chapter | University of Windsor | LEARN MORE

Move the Dial | A movement dedicated to increasing the participation and advancement of all women in technology. | LEARN MORE

Technovations | The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. | LEARN MORE

Women in Engineering – University of Windsor Chapter | Women in Engineering (WiE) is an outreach and community based program that has roots all across the world. | LEARN MORE

Go CODE Girl Open to girls in grades 7-11 across Canada, Go CODE Girl programs are designed to introduce you to the wide range of career possibilities available in the rapidly-growing fields of technology, computing and software engineering. | LEARN MORE

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Windsor-Essex needs more tech talent to help local tech companies grow and compete in the 21st century. Initiatives, big and small, are taking place to grow Windsor-Essex’s ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector. As one of the most promising industries, companies and organizations are taking part in the movement. Take a look through the resources and materials all about Windsor-Essex’s tech sector provided by Workforce WindsorEssex.

EXPLORE TECH IN WINDSOR-ESSEX
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Our region is home to various scholarship opportunities to students with partner Colleges and Universities. Below is a list of the scholarships offered in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent and the application links.

Women in Computer Science, University of Windsor
Incoming female students to any major undergraduate program at the University of Windsor’s School of Computer Science are eligible for an automatic additional entrance scholarship. For more information, contact csinfo@uwindsor.ca.

FIRST Robotics Alumni, University of Windsor 
In partnership with FIRST, the University of Windsor Faculty of Science and School of Computer Science are offering up to five University of Windsor FIRST Computer Science Scholarships, each valued at $2,000 (Canadian funds). DETAILS

FIRST Robotics Alumni, St. Clair College
If you are in Grade 12 and participate in the Windsor-Essex FIRST Robotics competition, you can quality for a $1,000 tuition scholarship. DETAILS

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TECH NEWS | Get the latest information about the local tech scene.  Discover happenings, trends, information and research that is driving tech and innovation in Windsor-Essex both locally and globally.

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The latest tech news & opportunities impacting Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent.

TECH NEWS
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Talking technology, innovation and business acceleration with members of the WEtech Alliance team and guest bloggers from the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent tech community.

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Canadian Startup & Tech Innovation News

CHECK OUT BETAKIT
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MobileSyrup is an independent resource on mobile technology in Canada – connecting to those who are mobile enthusiasts, professionals, and shoppers. We provide daily market and industry news & reviews on smartphones, tablets, wearables, IoT and automotive.

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TECH EVENTS | The Tech Calendar connects you to the vibrant local tech scene and the competitions, meetups, workshops and conferences organized by local companies and organizations.  Check in for updated events or share information with us on your upcoming tech event.

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Your one stop shop for tech events in Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent from WEtech Alliance and community partners.

TECH EVENTS
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Your monthly dose of curated local events and how to engage in the Windsor-Essex (#YQG) and Chatham-Kent (#CKONT) tech scene.

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The homepage for all of our upcoming ticketed events that require registration. Want to be notified when we add new events? Click the follow button on our Eventbrite page to get an email notification when new events are posted.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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TECH COMMUNITY | Connect with the multitude of tech organizations that are part of our vibrant regional tech ecosystem. Discover what makes the Windsor-Essex region tech scene unique.

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Hackforge is a registered non-profit focused in technology. A member-driven organization, they host events and programming for beginners, professionals, and hobbyists.

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Build a Dream delivers specialized programs that attract, encourage, and empower female students to pursue careers that fall under five main pillars: skilled trades, STEM, emergency response, entrepreneurship, and advancing women in society.

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Windsor-Essex FIRST is an organization dedicated to growing FIRST robotics programs in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.

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Meta Makers Cooperative (M2C) is a non-profit makers space in Windsor. Our mission is to provide access to tools and resources to maximize human potential, enabling our members to be autonomous, achieve self mastery and fulfill a sense of purpose. We also believe that science, technology, engineering, arts, and math are an integral part of the making process and when people make, they become empowered. We are a social enterprise with a diverse array of skilled members who make Makers.

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GDG Windsor focuses on software development for technology like the Google Home, Google Machine Learning, Google Web Technologies and Android. Meetings are held roughly monthly with the goal of building a community of folks to share and network.

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Developer Student Clubs (DSC) is a program presented by Google Developers. DSCs are university based community groups for students. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community

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The Windsor Chapter of Canada Learning Code, who focuses on technology education for Canadians. They design, deliver, and partner on technology education for Canadians and run programs for Ladies, Kids, Girls, Teens and Teachers. Their educational experiences cover everything from introductory HTML & CSS, to WordPress, Python, Ruby, Responsive Design, Photoshop and more. They are especially popular and successful because of the 4:1 ratio of learners to volunteer instructors at every workshop.

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Code Ninjas is a fun & inviting place where kids ages 7-14 learn to code by building video games. Kids have a blast while learning coding, math, logic, and teamwork. Parents see their kids gain amazing new skills.

Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games. While kids have a blast, parents see their kids gain confidence and problem-solving skills that will serve them well in life. Our promise to you is: Kids Have Fun, Parent See Results.

Code Ninjas learning centers provide a fun and non-intimidating environment where kids at all levels can learn at their own pace, with help from knowledgeable instructors and their fellow students. The centers offer a variety of programs including after-school sessions, day camps, workshops, and weekend events.

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TECH ACCELERATION | WEtech Alliance offers a suite of programs and services designed to help strengthen and accelerate local tech companies.  As a Client of WEtech Alliance, you’ll work with experienced business mentors and leaders who can help you grow your tech idea and scale your existing tech business.

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WEtech Alliance helps entrepreneurs start and grow innovative and technology based businesses in Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent. Our clients have access to business advisory services delivered by experienced Business Advisors, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and a stable of expert mentors – covering the gamut of solutions including business plans, marketing, sales, financing and more.

As a client you will also tap into a global network of resources, contacts and expertise while opening the door to funding opportunities.

CLIENT APPLICATION
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WEtech Alliance Client Perks connect our clients with exclusive discounts on key platforms and services that help accelerate growth.

CLIENT PERKS
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Our War Rooms take a small group of companies who have a specific challenge & pair them with an expert in that field to guide them through the process of solving it. Examples include: running a Facebook Ad Campaign, Google Adwords, setting up their initial cash flow, projections, pitching to investors, due diligence, etc.

The companies in each War Room will leave having completed the task they came to learn. Targeted Coaching. Tangible Results.

UPCOMING WAR ROOMS
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SCALEUP Tech Accelerator Program powered by Libro Credit Union provides intensive growth coaching, expert insight, strategic planning and financial assistance to tech entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent looking to scale their business.

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Innovation Catalyst works with organizations and companies to activate front line staff to be internal engines of innovation. IC turns the light on – helping your organization generate ideas that lead to improvements in service delivery and efficiency while at the same time opening up channels for commercialization.

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