IT Skills In Canada – Part 4 (Final)

(This is part 4 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the final part of my discussion with Shane Schick on the Myths & Realities of the IT Skills & Talent landscape in Canada.  This part is titled “Myth 4 – Certifications Aren’t Worth It”.   

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IT Skills Shortage – Myths and Realities – Part 3

(This is part 3 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the second part of my discussion with Shane Schick on the Myths & Realities of the IT Skills & Talent landscape in Canada.  This part is titled “Myth 3 – I have to leave to stay employed”. …

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IT Skills & Talent In Canada – Myths and Realities – Part 2

(This is part 2 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the second part of my discussion with Shane Schick on the Myths & Realities of the IT Skills & Talent landscape in Canada.  This part is titled “Myth 2 – There aren’t enough Skilled IT people in…

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IT Skills & Talent In Canada – Myths and Realities – Part 1

Working in today’s IT industry comes with a variety of challenges, especially in these tough economic times.  Jobs are becoming more complex, employers expectations are high and employees need more than just technical skills to grow their careers.  I had a chance to sit down with Shane Schick from itWorldCanada to discuss the state of…

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Techdays – A Revolution In Supporting Your Career & Developing Your Skills.

Techdays 2008 – our premier event for Canada’s Developers & IT Professionals – will soon be here.  Today I wrote this to be included in a newsletter we are sending out to the IT Professional audience.  I thought I would share it here on my blog as well: Techdays is a unique event in Canada…

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EnergizeIT 2008 – Are you going?

www.energizeit.ca This is our “capstone” event for the year (remember, when I say year, I am talking fiscal year – July – June). EnergizeIT is the premier event for Canada’s IT Technology Professionals.  This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 24, (the Saturday after the long weekend) at the Toronto Congress Centre.  The theme…

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From The ITPRO Connection Blog: Heroes Happen {Here} Events In Canada

  As everyone knows, we are on the eve of a major launch event for Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.  These are not just product launches, but our largest Technology Community outreach this year.  Here is a great post from Rick on our team outlining the activities: Heroes Happen Here,…

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Heroes Happen {Here} – Community Connection Events

http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2008/02/04/community-connection-events-diamond-in-the-rough.aspx We’ve been getting a number of inquiries as to "What the heck is this event?", "Why should I bother going?" and "What’s in it for me?".  I thought I’d spend a little time on this post to elaborate what’s going on and really help expose the diamond in the rough. I’m stoked about these…

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DEVELOPMENTAL Game Camps!!!

I have talked a bit about our Game Camps in the past and all of the excitement we saw around the launch of XNA (here, here and here).  (You can read all about XNA here) With game development now growing exponentially in Canada – as revealed by overflow crowds at the first Game Camp in…

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