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ITAC releases statement on Harper IT initiative

December 5, 2014  

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A renewed Science, Technology and Innovation strategy released by Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday embraces numerous ITAC initiatives the association has been driving forward, says ITAC president and CEO Karna Gupta.

Gupta says the framework underscores the importance of technology and innovation for Canada’s future and deals specifically with the important issues of technology adoption and retaining and attracting highly qualified and skilled individuals.

“We operate program like CareerMash and BTM that are a perfect fit with governments focus on ensuring young people have the skills for succeed in the digital future,” he said. ” Our work on the digital economy and supporting innovation efforts like the Ingenious Awards are a perfect fit with the government’s priorities.”,

ITAC was one of 200 groups that made presentation to the committee that developed the revamped strategy.

The strategy, entitled Seizing Canada’s Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation 2014, acknowledges that the success of Canada’s economy depends on advancing cutting edge science, technology and innovation in Canada.

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