50,000 Information Technology (IT) jobs to be filled by 2019

50,000 Information Technology (IT) Jobs to be Filled by 2019

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By 2019, Quebec must fill close to 50,000 jobs in the domain of information technology (IT) and communications – it’s now or never to step up to a promising career in the IT sector!

The IT sector offers numerous possibilities for both those that are starting their careers, and those already working that are looking to advance their careers. With so many jobs to fill and avenues to explore, workers in the IT sector may feel overwhelmed and not know how to align themselves for the future needs of the IT industry. An important choice to consider is that of a computer network technician. According to Emploi Québec, this occupation is among the most in demand throughout Québec. These professionals are responsible for, among other things, the installation, security, administration and improvement of computer networks.

To gain access to one of the many network technician positions in Quebec, candidates must generally demonstrate relevant studies and possess one or more recognized certifications, such as Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Certified Networking Professional (CCNP), acquired through a Cisco Networking Academy. Cisco Networking Academy is an innovative educational initiative from Cisco Systems designed to create a pool of qualified specialists in the field of computer networks and improve economic and career opportunities around the world. Located a 10-minute walk from the Longueuil / Université de Sherbrooke metro, Champlain College Saint-Lambert is proud to be part of this initiative. Champlain Continuing Education offers training focused on Cisco CCNA and CCNP certification. In addition to offering full training, the college also offers Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) services to applicants who already have networking experience.

The next Cisco CCNA training begins on February 28th, and will last two semesters, with a schedule of two evenings per week, and alternating Saturdays. It is therefore possible to pursue this program despite having a full time job. Loans and bursaries are also offered, to further support students in their efforts. For more information, or to send us your CV, please see our Cisco CCNA page.