Autism CanTech! (ACT!) is a national program that combines supportive programming for participants and employers with career coaching and innovative assistive technology to help Autistic youth gain long-term employment in the digital economy. In this program, participants learn entry-level employability and technical skills through four months of in-class coursework, two months of program-paid work experience, and a range of additional supports. Participants who complete the program might work in many fields in the digital economy such as education, finance, government, software, or healthcare.
 
This unique program is tailored to participants’ individual needs by  working with participants in small classes to help them learn practical work skills. The program also has Career Coaches ready to work with participants one-on-one. With the use of assistive technology, and a curriculum based on portfolio assessments, participants face as few barriers as possible.
 
ACT! participants will learn employability skills such as how to use communication and productivity tools, process management, and teamwork. Participants will also learn job-specific skills in one of three Job Categories developed to give them the skills needed to work in Canada’s Tech Sector, including data processing and data management, digital assessment management, and more.
 
For more information on the program or to have your questions answered, please contact the ACT! Centre at contact@autismcantech.ca or by calling 1-833-405-9919.

To apply, please click on one of the four options below:

NorQuest College Virtual Application Douglas College Hybrid (Vancouver, BC / Greater Vancouver Area) Humber College HyFlex Program (Toronto, ON)


NorQuest College, Alberta & Sask

Next Program start date:  January 31, 2022
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded) 
Delivery:  Virtual
Location: Alberta and Saskatchewan-wide 
Application deadline: January 26, 2022

Upcoming Dates:
In-Person (Edmonton Campus): March 2022
 

Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, British Columbia 

Next Program start date: March 28, 2022
Program end date: September 30, 2022  
Delivery: HyFlex Delivery (In- person OR Virtual), 
Location: Douglas College –New Westminster BC Campus  
Application deadline March 15, 2022
 

Humber College, Toronto, ON

Next program start date: March 7, 2022
Program end date: September 7, 2022  
Delivery: HyFlex Delivery (In- person OR Virtual), 
Location: Humber College, Toronto, ON
Application Deadline Feb 28, 2022
 
Apply early to avoid dissapointment. 
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded)