Program Manager’s Note – June 16th

The energizing summer months are here! Students are between semesters and looking to bring their fresh perspectives and skills to our growing Alberta Tech SMEs.

This past month, I had the pleasure to go for coffee with a FIRST Jobs student who was hired full-time by her FIRST Jobs company after completing her work term (and graduating from the University of Alberta!). Her passion for her work was energizing as she told me about her downtown studio, how proud she was of her teammates, and all of her opportunities. I would like to congratulate Charffy, Will Bauer, and the team at Moment Discovery for their success! Thank you for your community-minded spirit.

There is immense potential in the FIRST Jobs program for students and entrepreneurs. We are excited to offer our 250-hour FIRST Jobs program for continuous intake this season and support SMEs in the tech industry to find and hire qualified students for roles in business, arts, science, and technology. Learn more and apply here!

I love connecting with our community of entrepreneurs and job seekers, so I hope to see you at a community event or during our virtual office hours. 

Best wishes,

TechAB-C’s – Our Directory has more than 30 companies under “M” alone, including:

  • Edmonton – Metabolomic Technologies Inc. is an ASTech-Award winning company, specializing in metabolomics-based diagnostics for the healthcare market – using Machine Learning for early detection of colon cancer.
  • Calgary – Microhard provides OEM level products, packaged products, and ready to install systems for wireless Data and Voice for industrial, and military, and government clients.