Program creating opportunities to learn relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business and technology

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Mario ToneguzziThe evolution of the Calgary economy has led to the launch of EvolveU for workers looking to pivot their careers.

The not-for-profit education program is supported by Rainforest Alberta, Calgary Economic Development and the Hunter Family Foundation, helps people pivot to employment in tech.

“EvolveU is part of a larger vision for the city to build a more resilient community by facilitating access to skills for the future, encouraging companies to grow in Calgary and recruiting others to come here,” said Mary Moran, president and chief executive officer for Calgary Economic Development. “Building the workforce of tomorrow is critical to our economic prosperity.”

Mary Moran, president and chief executive officer for Calgary Economic Development.

In a news release, CED says EvolveU prepares Calgary’s workforce for the fast-growing digital economy by creating opportunities to learn relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business and technology. The program combines a practical curriculum of world-class content with onsite mentoring, peer-to-peer learning experiences and personalized career coaching.

It said EvolveU will accept the first cohort of its inaugural Full-Stack Developer Program in September and the course is a full-time, six-month program with a focus on practical application and work-readiness, providing learners with engaging project-based experiences delivered online and in the classroom.

Respected business writer Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran Calgary-based journalist who worked for 35 years for the Calgary Herald in various capacities, including 12 years as a senior business writer.


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