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 Letter To Your Boss

From Rick, over at the The IT Pro Community Connection Blog:   Letter to your boss – why you can’t possibly miss TechDays in Canada. Dear {Enter Your Manager’s Name Here}, I enjoy my job and have always appreciated how well you manage me. As you know, I don’t ask for much.  The request for…

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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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Techdays – Infrastructure Track

Pierre has also posted information on the Infrastructure Track at Techdays 2008. Wow!  27 days before the start of  Tech-Days 08.  And the Infrastructure track is coming along great.  Across the country we will have a team of great professionals presenting and passing on the knowledge and the passion they have for their respective specialty….

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Techdays 2008 – Virtualization Track Speakers Selected!

Rodney has a post over on the ITPRO Connection Blog about the great set of speakers he has lined up for the Virtualization Track at TechDays 2008.  Wow!  I must say the biggest challenge I thought I was going to have was with finding speakers for the TechDays Virtualization track.  Well I still had a…

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TechDays – Some Q&A

John Oxley has received a lot of email on Techdays and he responds to some of it here. “Hello Everyone!  Your feedback on TechDays has been great and I really want to thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments with me.  I thought, as there has been three major themes…

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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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