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Innovate BC pledges $300K to Palette Skills program

October 21, 2021   Don Horne




Innovate BC announced a contribution of $300,000 to Palette Skills, whose program is designed to help Canadians land a job in B2B or tech sales quickly.

Their SalesCamp program will be available in B.C. for the first time, with the first cohort of the pilot beginning this week in the province.

“I’m happy to share that Innovate BC is working with Palette Skills on this pilot program. There is a huge demand for tech talent in British Columbia and initiatives like these are integral to addressing those talent shortages and building a stronger, more resilient economy,” says Raghwa Gopal, President + CEO, Innovate BC.

Palette Skills is a national nonprofit funded in part by Ottawa, and their mission is to help organizations access untapped labour markets and create pathways to career growth through demand-driven, industry-led accelerated skilling programs.

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Innovate BC’s funding will help 60 British Columbians upskill and find high-paying roles in B.C.’s tech sector. The online program runs for a month – one week in classes and three weeks of job coaching and networking. To date, over 96% of SalesCamp participants across Canada have received a job offer after completing the program.

Applications are now being accepted for the January 2022 BC SalesCamp – apply now here.


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