Tech Enabled education
YOUTH & TECH - Education Resources
Check out our new Careers in Tech booklet specifically designed for grade 9-12 students interested in pursuing a career in tech. This booklet highlights a variety of tech jobs, their daily tasks and activities, post-secondary requirements, potential employers and salary ranges!
TECH MANITOBA - TECH TOKS
There are many pathways that can lead to a career in Tech. Hear from industry leaders and get their insights on how to pursue your career in the rapidly growing tech industry in Manitoba.
One Minute Videos – Tips from Industry Professionals:
LOOKING BEYOND TRADITIONAL TECH ROLES
CAREER ADVICE W/CHRISTINE WALKER, CERIDIAN
Christine Walker, Director, Customer Experience at Ceridian provides advice on what to look for when applying for a tech job.
SKILLS TECH EMPLOYERS SEEK
CAREER ADVICE W/ERICA SILVA, SYSTEM ANALYST PROTEGRA
Technology careers require diverse skillsets, which make room for everyone. While technical skills and education are important requirements, so are soft skills. Erica Silva, Systems Analyst & Applications Architect at Protegra, shares her insights on what tech employers seek in new candidates and her advice to young people looking to pursue a career in tech.
Q&A – Get to know the professionals:
Tech Manitoba is hosting webinars on Zoom for high-school students interested in a tech career.
Industry professionals from Manitoba companies, in all different roles, will speak to students about the education they received and the different jobs they have had on their paths through their careers in technology.
See events to register
For any inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ONLINE COURSES
IBM just opened this platform to all educators!
P-TECH, created by IBM and standing for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, represents the best of what public-private partnerships can look like, with students taking high school and college coursework simultaneously and engaging in industry-guided workforce development. Technology and jobs are changing faster than education systems. Open P-TECH helps students and educators close this gap by offering free digital learning on the tech skills of tomorrow!
Khan Academy is a non-profit, educational organization that offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. With volunteer experts in a number of different fields including computer science, math, and English, Khan Academy’s content is appropriate for K-12 students.
Cogmation Robotics develops simulation software that enables users to design & control robotics systems. This technology has been proven to engage more STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) students with their robotics studies. Pilots use flight simulators before taking actual flight, and Cogmation Robotics firmly believes their software overcomes many barriers that are associated with using real robots in the classroom, such as the high price and limited availability of robotics hardware.
Cogmation Robotic is offering 60 days of complimentary access to their Virtual Robotics Toolkit!
Open Education Online Courses - ACADEMIC EARTH
Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. The world of open education has exploded in the last ten years - these curated lists of online courses are hand selected to show you the very best offerings by subject area. Whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, Academia Earth brings the amazing world of academia to you for free.
Open Education Online Courses - CLASS CENTRAL
Universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are collectively called as MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses.
Class Central has catergorized classes as Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming, Data Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Teaching, Health & Medicine, Business, Personal Development, Engineering, Art & Design, and finally Science.
TECH FOR EDUCATORS
IBM THINK 2020 CONFERENCE
IBM Think 2020 is being recreated as a global, free, digital-first event experience to be held May 5 –7!
An exciting combination of live-streamed content, interactive sessions and networking opportunities will be featured. IBM has embraced this new approach to best prioritize the health of attendees.
Think 2020 will be filled with innovative technology, extraordinary experts, and rich, immersive experiences.
LYNDALIBRARY - via the Winnipeg Public Library
LyndaLibrary is a version of the popular lynda.com service tailored for libraries. lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With your Winnipeg Public Library card, you can access the hundreds of thousands of videos lynda.com offers. There is something for everyone, with courses for the very beginner to professionals.
Disney Imagineer - ViA KAHN ACADeMY
If you’ve always dreamed of being a Disney Imagineer (aka the people that bring your favourite stories to life in the movies, TV shows, parks, and products), you’ll want to try the new Imagineering in a Box. This free online program was created in partnership with Pixar and the Khan Academy, a non-profit organization aiming to provide educational tools for students and teachers around the globe.
These interactive lessons, given by 32 real-life Disney and Pixar Imagineers, provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it’s like to develop and create theme parks, from immersive attractions and shows to landscape design and costume design. Each lesson goes into the detailing involved with each aspect of the parks that so many visitors from around the globe flock to on a daily basis. So while it’s unclear when the parks themselves will re-open to the public, there’s no shortage of ways to get your Disney fix, while learning new skills and expressing your creativity, too.
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings. The Street View window of GeoGuessr does not provide any information beyond the street view images and a compass; things such as road signs, vegetation, businesses, climate, and landmarks have been suggested as some clues that may help the player determine their location. The player may also move about along the roads through the normal directional controls provided by Street View. Once the player is ready to guess the location, they will place a location marker on a zoomable map. After the placed marker is submitted as a guess, GeoGuessr reveals the true geographic location and assigns the player a score depending on how far away the player's guess was from the true location.