why
become a mentor

  • Contribute to building a local, sustainable talent community.

  • Showcase the best of your company to future tech professionals.

  • Boost your brand and gain recognition by fostering new talent. 

  • PTEC students bring a fresh perspective that can enhance your team’s diversity and drive innovation. 

industry in the classroom

Show students what a career in tech can look like. The Industry in the Classroom series introduces the grade 9 PTEC students to tech professionals, giving them the opportunity to learn about the various careers in tech through interactive presentations and workshops.  Example topics: Web Development Design, Agile Projects, Blockchain, and Social Engineering. 

Details: 
Duration: Monthly (any Wednesday) 
Dates: September 2021 – June 2022 
Time: 1:15-2:00 pm  
Note: Remote/virtual until further notice

project based mentorship

Learning beyond the classroom with industry support and expertise lets students invest time in projects that appeal to them and uses tech for good. Mentored by tech professionals, grade 10 student teams select a problem to solve via a tech application. Over 16 weeks, teams meet biweekly to take their project from concept to functioning prototype, and present their products in a mock-pitch setting.   Past projects include App development, Machine learning, and Augmented reality.  

Details: 
Duration: 16 weeks 
Dates:  February – May 2022 
Note: Remote/virtual until further notice 

building your career in tech workshop

Stay tuned. Information to come. 

Details: 
Duration: TBD 
Date:  TBD 
Note: Remote/virtual until further notice 

summer internships

Access to tech talent is one of the biggest challenges tech companies in Manitoba face. By welcoming a PTEC student into your company for a summer internship, you are providing exceptional opportunities for students to begin their careers early. As the grade 12 students are now closer to entering the workforce, this is a great chance for employers to have first in line access to innovative talent and contribute to the province’s tech talent growth. 

Details: 
Duration: Seven weeks (minimum) 
Start date: June 2022

11 Placements

Students learn technical skills so that they can work as Web Developers, Back-End Developers, or Full-Stack Developers. Throughout their high school experience, students learn general programming concepts, as well as practical skills such as: HTML, CSS, JS, React, C#, MVC, Entity Framework, and Databases.

8 Placements

Students learn technical skills so that they can work as Network or System Administrators, IT Support Technicians, Help Desk Analysts, or other similar careers. These students will have acquired the knowledge and skills in preparation for the following industry certifications: CompTIA A+ and Security +, CCNA v7, Red Hat Linux System Administration, and Microsoft Server 2019 and Azure Fundamentals.

Note: This is intended to be a paid internship. Employers should offer fair and reasonable salaries, based on industry standards. If you require financial support to facilitate the internship, ICTC’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) may be able to help. Learn more about WIL and how they help employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students  

questions?
get in touch

Marie Hacault
Program Manager
Tech Manitoba