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Calgary-based InceptionU aims to teach next generation of tech workers

  • 11 days ago

A Calgary non-profit education organization has been awarded a provincial contract to upskill more people to jobs in the tech sector.

InceptionU has offered a six-month rapid training program for people interested in becoming a full-stack developer or designer for the past three years, helping learners develop both tech and essential skills.

Securing the contract under Alberta’s Integrated Training Program means some of the program’s participants could have the $14,000 course funded by the government if they meet certain requirements.

Margo Purcell, CEO and co-founder of InceptionU, said the program is built on a project-based learning method in which students learn by working on three projects through the term. This teaches people how to not only fix their mistakes, but how to communicate, pitch ideas and overcome challenges.

“Our aim is that it’s meaningful, rather than mechanical. If the learning is meaningful, they’re in. They start exploring, and their curiosity drives that as well,” Purcell said.

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