By Brishti Basu, featured on Capital Daily – August 24, 2021

Program offering free tech certification training for underprivileged youth launches in Victoria

Leul Abebe had always been interested in working in the tech sector. The Calgary resident immigrated from Ethiopia in 2000 and has been working odd jobs in various industries since then. 

He was able to teach himself some programming languages, but without a formal university degree, certification, or experience, he kept being denied interviews at tech companies. Then he saw an advertisement on LinkedIn for a free program that offered just what he needed – a program that is about to launch here in Victoria.

For about five years, NPower Canada has been working to provide underprivileged, diverse youth across Canada with no-cost opportunities to acquire certifications needed to break into the burgeoning tech sector.