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TECH TALENT DAY

Powered by Workforce WindsorEssex

Attracting and retaining tech talent has always been one of the primary constraints on tech companies but as ‘traditional’ companies are becoming tech companies themselves this is becoming a more universal conundrum. Tech Talent Day will look at building, growing and recognizing our tech talent pipeline including highlighting local tech employees and employers. The day will also feature additional community workshops and information sessions addressing the “tech talent” theme.

Can’t attend, we’d still like to see your best “tech costumes”! Tweet us using the #TechWeekYQG hashtag!!

TECH TALENT DAY EVENTS
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TECH TALENT DAY

at St. Clair College

Time: 9am-2pm
Location: St. Clair College (Main Campus)

The purpose of Tech Talent Day is to introduce high school students – grades 10-12 – to tech careers and the world class tech offerings at St. Clair College. St. Clair College will introduce high school students to the world of robotics, manufacturing, e-gaming and coding. The day will feature two or three great keynotes and then hands-on break-out sessions featuring e-gaming, robotics, programming and manufacturing.

Contact Kevin Hamilton for details.

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HITTING THE TECH TALENT JACKPOT:

Recruiting People with Different Abilities

Time: 10am-11:30am
Location: University of Windsor EPICentre – 2455 Wyandotte St. W. 2nd Floor

Innovative tech companies and post-secondary institutions looking to hire great new talent are invited to supercharge their organizations, acquire a technical edge and gain a fresh perspective.

Join Mr. Louie DiPalma, Vice-President of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, for a novel presentation on the immeasurable value of hiring people with disabilities.

Mr. DiPalma will also introduce the Discover Ability Network (DAN), a provincially funded and free online portal recently launched in Windsor that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities and includes resources and answers for employers looking to hire and retain employees with disabilities.

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3D PRINT FOR HEALTHCARE

Kickoff Event

Time: 9am-11am
Location:  EPIC Industrial Hub  (E.D. Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation)

EPICentre has partnered with Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to deliver our second annual 3D Print for Healthcare Competition! The competition encourages ALL post-secondary students, as well as community members, to develop innovative 3D-printed healthcare devices that meet the needs of local healthcare providers. The kick-off event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 31st, as a part of YQG Tech Week. Competition participants are able to win up to $3000 in cash prizes & in-kind. No experience with 3D printing or healthcare required. Everyone is welcome!

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TECH AND TREAT!

at Windsor Public Library

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Windsor Public Library – W.F. Chisholm Branch, 1075 Ypres Ave.

Start your trick-or-treating off at Windsor Public Library’s W.F. Chisholm Branch. We’ll have candy, kid friendly tech activities powered by Canada Learning Codes Code Mobile, and more than 5,000 books to roam powered by WPL’s Bookmobile “aka FRED”.

No registration required, just stop by between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm!

Check out the quick recap video from last year’s TECH TALENT day to get an idea of what to expect in 2018!

Check out full details of each day of Tech Week YQG by clicking on the tabs below.
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Official Launch of Tech Week YQG 2018 – #yourWindsor”

The 2018 launch event for Tech Week YQG powered by EPICentre will build upon the #yourWindsor campaign launched by three Windsor tech companies earlier this year and show that Windsor is a great place to pursue a meaningful career and an awesome life!

We will be exploring the “yourWindsor” theme with the official release of yet another #yourWindsor video, keynote speaker and celebrations of the 2018 YQG Tech Awards and Nerd Olympics III Nerd Cup Champions. This will be the Nerd event of the year! Oh ya, and did we mention there will be whiskey tastings too?

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WINDSOR ESSEX TECH SHOW: Windsor Meets Detroit – What’s Next After Amazon

The disappointing news: Detroit didn’t land Amazon’s second headquarters. So, where do we go from here?

Today, the Motor City is setting itself up to be the next major player on the global tech scene. Find out how Detroit is working even harder to take the city to the next level and how Windsor can leverage what’s happening.

Learn from industry leaders on how Detroit is tackling:

  • Building, Attracting and Retaining Tech Talent
  • Investing in itself
  • Building a Smarter and Stronger City
  • Connecting and Growing Entrepreneurs
  • Focusing on its strength and geographical location
  • Changing it’s brand ire

The Windsor Essex Tech Show will gather 100+ business owners, tech start-up innovators, tech lovers, press/media and acclaimed researchers. This is your chance to hear from acclaimed speakers, connect with the tech ecosystem in Detroit and network in Windsor Essex’s first ever Tech Alley.

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Attracting and retaining tech talent has always been one of the primary constraints on tech companies but as ‘traditional’ companies are becoming tech companies themselves this is becoming a more universal conundrum. Tech Talent Day will look at building, growing and recognizing our tech talent pipeline including highlighting local tech employees and employers. The day will also feature additional community workshops and information sessions addressing the “tech talent” theme.

Can’t attend, we’d still like to see your best “tech costumes”! Tweet us using the #TechWeekYQG hashtag!!

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The world is changing, and we want Windsor (Canada) to be ready. We’ve partnered with Canada Learning Code and their Code Mobile to make sure that Windsorites, particularly women, girls and people with disabilities, indigenous youth and newcomers – have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to get introduced to world of coding and hear firsthand from Canada Learning Code’s Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Sariffodeen. It’s a day dedicated to #GirlPower!!!

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The way people and goods travel from point A to point B is changing, driven by a series of converging technological and social trends: the rapid growth of car-sharing and ride-sharing; demographic changes; the increasing viability of electric and alternative powertrains; new, lightweight materials; and the growth of connected and autonomous vehicles. The result is the emergence of a new ecosystem of mobility that could offer faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more customized travel and everyday living.

According to Forbes magazine – Southeastern Michigan is quickly becoming the world’s centre of mobility:

“People may assume Silicon Valley is where all the paradigm-shifting tech innovations are happening these days, but Southeast Michigan is quietly maintaining its position as the capital of the automotive world, even as the industry moves into the high-tech future. According to the Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan leads the nation in the number of connected and automated vehicle projects” – Forbes, June 25, 2018.

Did you know?

  • Michigan ranks No. 1 in the nation in connected and automated vehicle projects;
  • It is the leader in mobility-related patents, far outpacing runner-up California with almost 2,600 patents filed over the last five years;
  • By the end of 2019, the state will have more than 500 miles of roadways equipped with the infrastructure required for connected vehicles to communicate with each other.

Given the proximity and the interconnectedness of the Windsor-Essex Region to Southeastern Michigan, mobility is an area of great opportunity, especially given the importance of the automotive sector, along with the growing automation cluster in the Windsor-Essex Region. Join us Friday, November 2nd for a day dedicated to exploring the world of mobility. Hear from industry experts and companies who are transforming the way we move people and goods. Have your chance to experience the future of mobility with our very own Mobility Showcase featuring companies such as John Deere, etc… The world is ‘moving’. Are you ready?

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