Montreal Digital Spring Brings Digital Skills to Classrooms Across Quebec This February!
Initiative set to host Digital Café with First Nations Young Learners
Tuesday, Feb 25, 10:30AM – 3PM @ Google, 1253 McGill College Ave.
UPCOMING DIGITAL CAFÉ EVENTS
Montreal – Tuesday, Feb 25, 10:30AM – 3PM @ Google
Gatineau – Thursday, Feb 27, 10AM – 2PM @ Cégep de l’Outaouais
Throughout the month of February Montreal Digital Spring has been hosting digital skills workshops in schools across the province as part of its inaugural Youth Digital Month.
Young people must take their place in Quebec’s digital transformation, in a world undergoing major technological change. Recent statistics speak for themselves:
- 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not yet been invented [Institute for the Future – 2017].
- Quebec will need 45,000 IT workers by 2021 in all industries to reach 336, 200 workers [Information and Communications Technology Council – April 2017].
- Demand for digitally skilled talent in Canada will reach 305,000 by 2023, for a total of more than 2 million workers in the digital economy [Information and Communications Technology Council – October 2019].
Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps numérique), supported by the Quebec Secrétariat à la jeunesse, created Youth Digital Month, a new annual event for 13-29 year olds to learn about the transformative possibilities of digital technology. An integral element of the initiative has seen Montreal Digital Spring and their partners visiting schools across Quebec to teach young people, participants in this pilot project, about careers in digital fields, as well as existing initiatives to increase their skills.
Youth Digital Month will also address an annual theme linked to one of the issues of the Charter for the Citizen in the Digital Age, developed in collaboration with the Commission on Ethics, Science and Technology. In 2020, the theme is: freedom of expression and quality of information.
About Montreal Digital Spring
Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps numérique) is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to boost digital intelligence through various activities of event productions, communication, curation, networking, and mediation.
Since 2014, its flagship event – the Printemps numérique (Digital Spring) – is held annually in Montreal from March 21 to June 21. This season is both a space for networking between the arts, industry, education and research sectors and a showcase of their productions.
The diverse programming of Montreal Digital Spring makes digital arts more accessible to a larger audience while attracting an international clientele. Throughout the year, the organization is establishing itself in the various digital sectors by organizing forums and events that foster conversations around digital trends and issues of digital transformations.