Invest Vancouver to collaborate with Amazon Web Services to promote tech sector jobs

October 9, 2021

A new training initiative is coming to Lower Mainland schools.

Last week Invest Vancouver announced they’d be partnering with Amazon Web Services to help promote tech sector jobs to students.

“It’s a workforce development initiative,”said Scott Wheatley, executive director for the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce. “It has the potential to prepare thousands of students for well-paying jobs in the growing tech sector.”

Wheatley sits on the Metro Vancouver board for Invest Vancouver. He said high-tech firms don’t set up shop just anywhere, they also have to have access to a well-trained workforce.

“It’s one of the biggest issues we have,” said Wheatley. “We’ll work with (AWS) to make sure education aligns with needs, so people can train in the skills they’ll find successful employment in.”

He said Invest Vancouver’s mandate is to go out and find businesses to bring in to the area.

“But we need a trained and qualified workforce to bring them in.”

Source: Surrey Now