Ottawa On, Kitchener, On... CATAAlliance (www.cata.ca) announced today that the new CanWIT (Women in Tech) Video Sharing Channel for Mentorship is being boosted through a Channel sponsorship and content creation collaboration with the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Laurier University.
CanWIT National Spokesperson Cindy Gordon, CEO of Saleschoice Inc., and Laurier Business and Economics School Dean, Micheál Kelly said, "Both organizations share similar goals and believe absolutely that mentors and role models are critical to a woman's decision to enter the technology sector." They added, " A mentor's input and guidance can help build the necessary skills and confidence a young woman needs to advance in her career."
The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises will add role model interviews to the CanWIT Video Sharing Channel for Mentorship, as part of an outreach to help increase the number of women working in science, trades, business, technical and technology-related occupations and to encourage women already in ICT to stay in the industry and find a career path that is satisfying and enjoyable.
The CanWIT Video Sharing Channel will boost the repository of career centre and digital resources available to Schools, Colleges and Universities across Canada.
Dean Kelly concluded, " The Institute will provide management upgrading for the current generation of technology executives as well as program and curriculum development to produce the next generation of Canadian technology leaders. We are embracing the New Video Sharing Channel to help fulfill this mission."