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Indigenous-led technology company launches training centre in Prince Albert – paNOW

Apr 12, 2023

A first of its kind training centre in Prince Albert, that is guaranteeing jobs for people across northern Saskatchewan, officially opened.

PLATO, Canada’s only Indigenous software testing and technology services company, hosted an event on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of its software tester training program. Company Founder and CEO Keith McIntosh explained a career in technologies has endless possibilities.

“You can be living in Prince Albert and work for a company that’s in Los Angeles or New York or France,” he said.

In May, 2015, PLATO created a train-and-employ model that provides First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people the opportunity to start their career in the technology sector. Following a five-month course, students who graduate are guaranteed a full-time job with PLATO.

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