Announcing Edge Up 2.0

Following a successful two-year pilot program, Future Skills Centre (FSC) is investing almost $5.4 million for the EDGE UP 2.0 program with Calgary Economic Development to provide training for 320 displaced oil and gas professionals for careers in information technology.

EDGE UP (Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project) is a multi-stakeholder program launched in Calgary in 2019 to test new approaches to skills development for workers to re-engage with technology jobs being created in all sectors of Calgary’s economy.

The EDGE UP 2.0: A Scaling Opportunity is led by Calgary Economic Development and delivered in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Council, University of Calgary Continuing Education, SAIT, Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, and Riipen.

The program targets professionals displaced from the structural change in the oil and gas sector. Students are trained for in-demand information technology jobs including data analysts, full-stack software developers, information technology project managers, cybersecurity analysts, UI/UX Designers, Digital Marketing, etc.

Our Fall 2021 Programs are now full. 


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This program is a collaboration between Calgary Economic Development, the Future Skills Centre – Centre des Compétences Futures (FSC-CCF), Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Riipen, and local post-secondary institutions, including the University of Calgary Continuing Education, SAIT, Bow Valley College and Mount Royal University.

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