The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and Carleton University’s Co-operative Education have entered into partnership to advance Ottawa’s position as the AV capital of Canada and to expand career opportunities for students within the autonomous vehicle (AV) sector.
ICTC is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. Its WIL Digital Program works with academic institutions and industry to give students the skills needed to work in emerging technology sectors. Carleton University is a leading Canadian university actively involved in autonomous vehicle technology.
According to the recently published ICTC report in Canada, AVs will create over 34, 000 high-quality jobs in Canada over the next five years. ICTC and Carleton University are therefore aiming to ensure that Ottawa cultivates the workforce necessary for the future and becomes Canada’s AV capital.
This partnership will also strengthen industry-academia collaboration to prepare students for the jobs of the future.