Business in Vancouver: B.C. tech-sector diversity program gets ‘revamp’ with $29m in hand

Victoria, two new partners aim to fill 3,000 spaces via Innovator Skills Initiative

By Tyler Orton

The B.C. government and two new partners within the tech sector are putting up a combined $29 million into the Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI). The goal of this initiative is to find job placements for 3,000 people facing barriers entering the sector — such as women, Indigenous people, Black people and other under-represented groups — by giving companies access to $10,000 grants.

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