The Autism CanTech! four-month program will cover employability skills, technical skills, and include a term project. 

Employability Skills  

Participants in the Autism CanTech! program will come away with the following employability skills:  
  • Resumes, cover letters, and interview skills 
  • Business communication skills  
  • Teamwork & collaboration  
  • Digital productivity  
  • Professionalism  
  • Introductory project management  
  • Work-life balance  
  • Giving and receiving feedback 
  • Continuous learning and professional development  

Technical Skills 

Participants in the Autism CanTech! program will learn various technical skills: 
  • Business computing skills: We will ensure that participants are introduced to the Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, and have keyboarding, email, and digital communication skills.  
  • The path of data: Participants will learn that data typically flows through phases such as acquisition, transport, storage, processing, analytics, and application.  
  • Data entry: Participants will learn how to acquire, enter, validate, and store data. They will be able to verify and prepare source data for further analysis, label and organize data, import and export data between different kinds of software, record keep data and understand what metadata is.  
  • Data processing skills:  Participants will learn how to wrangle data using Power Query in Microsoft Excel and Power BI.  They will learn to perform similar tasks using Structured Query Language (SQL).   
  • Term project: Participants will work on a flexible term project based on their competencies to create a work sample that can demonstrate and display the skills. 

NorQuest College, Alberta & Sask

Next Program start date:  November 2021
Program start date: Nov 29, 2021 
Program end date:  June 30, 2022 
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded) 
Delivery:  Virtual
Location: Alberta and Saskatchewan-wide 
Application deadline: November 15, 2021 

Upcoming Dates:
Virtual (Alberta Wide): January 2022
In-Person (Edmonton Campus): March 2022

Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, British Columbia 

Next Program start date: March 2022
Program start date: March 28, 2022
Program end date: September 30, 2022  
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded) 
Delivery: HyFlex Delivery (In- person OR Virtual), 
Location: Douglas College –New Westminster BC Campus  
Application deadline February 15, 2022

Apply early to avoid dissapointment.