Find Your Future

Find Your Future in Tech 

An exciting partnership between WRDC and techNL.

The digital transformation is changing how we work in every sector. No matter the field or career stage, there is ample opportunity for growth through tech right here in Newfoundland and Labrador. To further support our province’s already thriving technology industry, WRDC is excited to announce its partnership with techNL to offer funded seats in technology education and training programs to students, career pivoters, and corporate learners throughout 2023-2024.

techNL’s Find Your Future education program will provide funded seats across numerous tech programs and certifications hosted by nine partner organizations to offer education and training to residents and tech sector employers across the province – creating a pipeline of talent for generations to come.

WRDC Programs

TechConnect: Find Your Future

TechConnect events provide a unique opportunity to connect with dynamic companies, hear from industry leaders, discover training programs and supports, learn about exciting job prospects, and much more.

TechConnect events have something for everyone – whether you’re a student, job seeker, employer, post-secondary institution, or just curious about the thriving tech sector!

Our next TechConnect will be happening in February of 2024. Stay tuned for more information.

Career Development Services

Providing women with exposure to career possibilities, helping them enroll and succeed in training programs, as well as assisting in job search and career advancement activities are essential to increasing women’s participation in trades and technology.

WRDC’s Career Development Practitioners will continue to provide customized services and supports including:

  • career coaching
  • resume/portfolio preparation
  • labour market information research
  • virtual career fairs
  • creating direct linkages to employers
  • supporting successful completion of career readiness programs, training programs, and post-secondary programs.

Orientation to Trades & Technology

Orientation to Trades and Technology (OTT) is a 16-week career development program including hands-on experience in a range of trades and technology fields, academic courses, worksite/workplace tours and industry presentations, as well as personal and professional development components including safety certificates and respectful workplace training.

Upcoming OTT programs will be taking place at College of the North Atlantic campuses in St. John’s (Prince Phillip Drive), Stephenville (Bay St. George) and Placentia, starting in January 2024.

Gender, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Training

We pride ourselves on offering customized solutions that are tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual and organization we work with. Our team is available to provide guidance and support to help you develop effective strategies and solutions that address your specific needs and challenges.

Our training sessions cover a range of important topics including:

  • Diversity, Inclusion & You
  • Creating a Respectful Workplace
  • Microaggressions in the Workplace
  • Allyship in the Workplace

Tech Sector DEI Assessment

In order to create successful strategies and action plans for gender diversity, equity and inclusion, organizations must assess their unique environments. WRDC offers comprehensive services to support this assessment and to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

WRDC will conduct a Tech Sector DEI Assessment to identify sector-wide support requirements. This assessment will include the collection of sector benchmarks, diversity metrics and inclusion measurements.