Vancouver Economic Commission

Vancouver Economic Commission

January 22, 2015 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Vancouver Economic Commission Backs The HTML500-January 24, 2015

VEC-sponsored career fair fills the gap between skilled workers and lucrative jobs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 22, 2015) - Media are invited to join Hon. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services; Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission; Jeremy Shaki & Khurram Virani, co-founders of Lighthouse Lab sand hundreds of coders at the largest learn to code event in Canada, The HTML500.

Upping the ante for attendees of the event, the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is sponsoring an on-site career fair to immediately connect employers and skilled workers in City's booming tech sector. There are thousands of open jobs in tech and digital entertainment and innovation, far exceeding Vancouver's supply of talented, available workers. Taking the career fair across three cities in Canada, The HTML500 platform will ensure top talent is secured for Vancouver's growing tech sector and also increase the long-term supply by motivating future generations to code.

After the opening remarks, Ian McKay, CEO of VEC, can provide insight into what the VEC is doing to grow the city's brand to attract more global talent & investment to the City.

What: The HTML500
Where: The Rocky Mountaineer Station
1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver BC
When: January 24th, 2015
10:40 am-Opening remarks
11:15 am-Media availability
Who: Hon. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services
Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
Jeremy Shaki & Khurram Virani, co-founders of Lighthouse Labs
Andrew Pawson, Manager of User Interface Development for TELUS Digital
Variety of companies seeking coders to fill available jobs

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