FIRST Companies

Technology Alberta FIRST Jobs – Second Term Program

TIMELINES (TO BE UPDATED on April 16, 2021)

Stage 1: Online Applications Opens – ONLINE APPLICATIONS HAVE NOT YET OPENED FOR SECOND TERM
– 1a: companies information session (optional)
– 1b: deadline for company profile – company application Part 1
Stage 2: Confirmation to Successful Companies
– 2a: project/role descriptions – company application Part 2
Stage 3: Candidate Interview Week
– 3a: companies receive list of interested candidates, and start interviews
– 3b: companies submit their top 5 selected candidates for final matching
Stage 4: Final Notifications of Company-Candidate Matches
– 4a: On-boarding Part-time Work-Term Commences
Company and Young Professionals information sessions will be provided

SEE DETAILS BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Eligible Technology Companies:

  • Are innovative small-to-medium-sized technology businesses operating in Alberta
  • Are actively hiring and seeking highly qualified professionals to grow their business
  • Have an interest in (possibly) hiring candidates they meet through this program, past the program duration (This year – 2021)
  • Will seek to provide an engaging project/work experience to the candidate – that can be completed remotely (due to COVID)
  • Will develop one or more projects to be completed part-time over an approximate 10-week period (~ 100 hours)
  • Will provide a primary company contact who acts as coach, colleague and company liaison

Appropriate Project Topics/Roles include (but are not limited to):

  • User Interface Design
  • Software Development
  • Customer Experience
  • Product Marketing and Communications
  • Product Design and Documentation
  • Project Coordination

Each company will be able to interview the candidates who are interested in their positions

Value for companies that participate in this program:

  • Meet promising new talent for possible future employment
  • Provide mentorship to a successful candidate and testing company fit
  • Grow their networks with the other 50 tech companies and the 50 youth participants
  • Learn about Alberta’s tech community through information and panel sessions with other FIRST Jobs participants
  • Free for FIRST Jobs companies

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