24 October 2011

IT Career Week

Employers in the Townships are desperate to employ graduates of Cégep and University computer programs, but supply is not meeting demand and four local post-secondary institutions are tackling the problem head on.

Cégep de Sherbrooke, Champlain College Lennoxville, Bishop’s University and Université de Sherbrooke have joined forces to build awareness about the number and type of local jobs available for Computer Science and Information and Communications Technology graduates in the Eastern Townships.  During the IT Career Week the four public institutions are organizing events showcasing some of the diversified careers in the IT industry. The IT Career week is scheduled from October 24 to 28.

Monday, October 24th

“Lunch and Learn” on Professions in the Applied Sciences. (in French)

1-2:20 pm Cégep de Sherbrooke, Room 2-52-101

University of Sherbrooke professionals and faculty will present job types and job prospects for graduates of programs related to Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Geomatics, and to Image and Digital Media.


How Mathematicians and Computer Scientists Change Today’s Medicine. (in French)

7 pm University of Sherbrooke, Room D3-2041, Science Building

Maxime Descoteaux is a professor in the University of Sherbrooke’s Computer Science Department and a specialist in medical imagery.


Tuesday, October 25th

IT : Many Myths, One Reality (in French)

7 pm Cégep de Sherbrooke, Room 2-53-284

Vicky Boisvert, Director of Information Technology, Meubles de bureau Logiflex


Wednesday, October 26th

A Career in Computer Science, Journey through 20 years

2 pm Bishop’s University, Centennial Lobby

Luc Groleau, Bishop’s Grad ’90, Senior IT Specialist at IBM, shares his experiences and provides suggestions on starting your career and getting your dream job.


Thursday, October 27th

Round Table : Probléma-TIC (in French)

3-4 :30 pm  Champlain Lennoxville, Staff Lounge, Champlain Building

Employers from the Sherbrooke area discuss the current shortage of IT graduates and try to find solutions.  Moderated by Gordon Harling from Sherbrooke-Innopole.


Admission to the activities is free, and the general public as well as educators are invited to participate in any or all activities.

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