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IBM Canada will create 350 new jobs in Nova Scotia

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Key Takeaways:

  • As component of its Client Innovation Centre expansion, it looks for highly skilled individuals in AI and hybrid cloud.
  • NSBI announced a new agreement to bring 350 new, highly skilled jobs to the province focused on AI and hybrid cloud.

The Nova Scotia Client Innovation Centre (CIC), part of IBM’s global network of Client Innovation Centres (CIC), is expected to create 350 new jobs over the next five years to meet clients’ growing and evolving technology and innovation needs.

The Nova Scotia CIC, which opened in March 2013, serves clients from all over the world and has over 300 open positions to fill in the coming months.

This expansion will provide more opportunities in the digital sector for both new graduates and experienced professionals, with a focus on equity or inclusion. As an entrepreneurial startup within International Business Machines Consulting, the CIC specializes in application management solutions or consulting services to assist businesses, enterprises, and governments in their digital transformation.

“At IBM, we have a soft spot for Nova Scotia. We are scornful to be contributing to local financial growth by creating high-value jobs in a province with a globally recognized culture of innovation, “Dave McCann, Managing Partner at IBM Consulting Canada, agreed.

International Business Machines; Image from Huddle. Today

“By significantly expanding our team, we will assemble more opportunities for Nova Scotians while also increasing IBM’s capacity to assist our clients in seizing a wide range of opportunities created by evolving digital technologies.”

The expansion comes when COVID has led organizations to recognize the potential for digital services and process automation. As well, it is consistent with investments made by the Government of Nova Scotia to expand and improve computer science programs in the province.

IBM established the first P-TECH model with 3 Technology Advantage Program schools in Halifax, Nova Scotia, also the recently announced first Mi’kmaw P-TECH school in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, as part of its ongoing commitment to shaping future skills and education.

The program includes a high school and college curriculum that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). It will allow students to graduate with a high school diploma and a tuition-free, industry-aligned, two-year college diploma, as well as work experience in six years or less.

The program’s highlights include one-on-one industry mentoring, workplace visits, paid summer internships, and being considered first-in-line for interviews for IBM open positions.

Source: CISION New

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