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Elevate Yourself to a Successful Career

Program Intro

CBRE’s 2019 Scoring Tech Talent report, ranked Toronto as the third strongest tech market in North America in 2019. With 80,100 existing tech jobs, Toronto’s tech job growth was greater than the job growth in New York City, Seattle and Boston combined! Are you waiting for an opportunity to establish yourself in the growing tech industry? The time is now, with Elevate Talent and Roots Community Services!

At Roots Community Services, our mission has always been to uplift and empower our communities. We are proud to announce our partnership with Elevate Talent to deliver a free 90-day virtual training program to equip individuals from underrepresented communities with the skills and credentials they need to build thriving careers in the technology and innovation sectors. This program is funded by the Government of Canada and powered by Elevate.

Benefits of the Program

  • Technical skills training from leading industry professionals
  • Culturally-sensitive soft skills training
  • Networking opportunities with employers
  • Employment support with the opportunity for employment following completion of program


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  • 16 years of age or older
  • Ability to commit 5 hours a day for 90 business days
  • Access to reliable internet connection and a computer/ laptop with video capabilities
  • Basic English and computer literacy skills

Participants can register for one of the following courses:

  • The Data Analytics with Python - Learn how to code using the python programming language and be introduced to predictive models using the various python libraries. This course is designed to provide a learning pathway for individuals seeking roles as a data analyst or data scientist.

  • Salesforce CRM Fundamentals -Learn the skills and knowledge to set up an organization and its users, as well as leverage Salesforce applications, automate processes and produce best-practice reporting dashboards. Students also work through topics that are aligned with the Salesforce Administrator certification exam.

  • Digital Marketing -Learn the foundations to enter a digital marketing career or complement their existing professional skill sets with improved digital technology capabilities. Students will focus on developing the knowledge and skills needed to successfully work in a digital marketing environment, while also being able to complete entry-level digital marketing activities.

For more detailed course descriptions:

Registration is now open.The deadline to apply and complete admission requirements is June 5, 2022. The courses for this cohort will begin on June 13, 2022. Please apply as soon as possible, spots are limited.

To Learn More About Elevate:

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

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