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Careers in 2020.... Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier 1903 “The 20 th century belongs to Canada and our success will be determined by our ability to harness.

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3 Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier 1903 “The 20 th century belongs to Canada and our success will be determined by our ability to harness science, technology and innovation to drive economic prosperity and enhance social well-being” Source: National Archives of Canada

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5 Who is CCTT? Non-profit association established in 1972 Represents over 512,000 technology workers Offers CTAB National Accreditation Owner/Publisher of the National Technology Benchmarks ® Owner of National Technology Week ® and GoTECHgirl ®

6 Our Sectors today…

7 Architectural/Building Bioscience Chemical Civil Electrical Electronics Forestry Mechatronics Surveying Industrial Information Technology Instrumentation Mechanical Mining Petroleum

8 Technicians - Main role is “hands-on” approach -Help build, maintain and troubleshoot equipment & systems - Normally work alone or part of a small team - Typical college program is 2 years

9 Technologists - More design work involved - Requires advanced math, calculus and statistics - Introduced to planning, estimating, and project management - Quality Control and Inspection Techniques - Technical Report Writing - Typical college program is 2-3 years

10 Survey Says… -15% of workers don’t have high school -21.2% are foreign-born workers -median age of a Canadian worker less than 20% of Canadians go to university Source: 2010 Census Data

11 Careers in Technology…

12 No more Dave’s Top 10 List

13 Areas that are already expanding

14 THE ARTIC...A NEW WORLD

15 E-COMMERCE

16 IT SECURITY

17 DRONES 2.0

18 Thing about it! Avalanche Detection Forest Fires Real Estate Companies Disaster Relief Insurance Adjusters

19 SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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21 PRIVATE HEALTH CARE WORKER

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24 TRANSPORTATION

25 - Civil engineering work will drastically change. - Bridges, highways and infrastructure will rely on pre-fabrication and systems engineering.

26 ENVIRONMENT

27 RESOURCES

28 BIOTECHNOLOGY

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31 Careers without limits College & Polytechnic graduates are better equipped to adapt to the ever-changing workplace. Source: Conference Board of Canada Report 2012

32 Avatar Manager DNA Storage Manager Chef Farmer Plant Psychologist Energy Harvester Online Community Organizer Global Systems Tech Seed Capitalist Financial Technologist Smart Grid Designer Space Architect Wiki Writer... Body Part Wholesaler

33 GTECH Girl

34 GoTECHgirl Role Models Industry Partners Social Media Alerts Open Houses / TECH Camps at Colleges GoTECHgirl Role Models Industry Partners Social Media Alerts Open Houses / TECH Camps at Colleges

35 National Technology Week November 1- 8, National Technology Week November 1- 8, 2014

36 A Civil Engineering Technologist provides technical knowledge and support to help build our bridges, highways, and water resources systems.


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