Software Development

Software development has grown into one of the global workforce's most sought after skills, irrespective of the sector. Learn the foundations for a thriving career in digital technology.

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In the future, all of the largest companies will have one thing in common, regardless of their sector: they will be software companies. As a result, the need for software development skills are projected to grow by 22% between 2019 and 2029, compared to the average growth rate of 4% for all occupations. And it’s not just software jobs that require software development skills; technical writers, electrical and hardware engineers, computer-aided design programmers and manufacturers, statisticians, economists and mathematicians all benefit from software development capability.

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Software Development Fundamentals

Designed in collaboration with GitHub, this course sets learners up for a thriving career in software development — one of the world’s most sought after skills.
Includes Digital Badge; 8-10 hours required over 6 weeks.
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Industries Seeking This Skill

Energy

Solar, wind, natural gas, nuclear, bioenergy, and hydro-electric. Ontario’s energy industry is powered by the planet and filled with potential.

Advanced Manufacturing

From automotive design to large-scale processing plants, Ontario is home to some of the world's most cutting-edge advanced manufacturing.

Healthcare

Never before has a sector been so critical as healthcare during the pandemic. Challenging, rewarding, and always in high demand, careers in healthcare are second to none.

Job Market

Canada's labour force is undergoing a digital transformation while also recovering from a pandemic-induced economic slowdown. In these remarkable times, there are a range of opportunities to innovate, grow, and prepare for the high-growth jobs of tomorrow.

THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT JOBS OF TOMORROW

Software Developer
Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software. They are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
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Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. They also perform duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are employed by consulting firms, by power-generating utilities and in a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries, or they may be self-employed.
energy
Electrical Power Line Technician
Electrical power line and cable workers construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems. They are employed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution companies, electrical contractors and public utility commissions.
energy

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