OnRamp bringing the next wave of marketing talent to Alberta’s booming tech industry
OnRamp is closing Alberta’s tech talent gap and driving industry growth with the support of PrairiesCan, The A100 and 321 Growth Academy
CALGARY, AB (Nov 30, 2022) – Alberta’s tech industry has experienced significant growth in recent years and has quickly become a key part of the province’s economy. But despite the momentum, early-stage tech companies are continuing to struggle with sourcing qualified talent, with 250+ positions currently open in growth-related roles like marketing and customer success.
OnRamp, developed in partnership by The A100 and 321 Growth Academy, was designed to help address this talent gap. Its unique program design provides post-secondary graduates, early-career marketers and career pivoters with the practical skills and hands-on experience needed for these in-demand tech roles—and then introduces learners to hiring employers.
Within only a few weeks of graduation, 64% of OnRamp participants have already secured full-time employment in roles that would have been challenging for early-stage tech companies to fill as a result of the gap.
OnRamp is thrilled to announce that the Government of Canada is making an investment of $236,500 towards the program to help support the tech industry’s growth and address this talent gap. The federal funding is being provided through PrairiesCan’s Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE) program, and complements provincial funding being provided through the Alberta Enterprise Corporation.
Alberta tech companies looking to recruit marketers will have another opportunity to engage with OnRamp’s participants when the second marketing cohort kicks-off in January 2023. To learn more about how to book a project or secure a hire, visit https://www.joinonramp.com/companies.
OnRamp is a growth marketing bootcamp that provides young and early-career marketers with the leg up they need to join Alberta’s thriving tech industry. Founded and led by tech industry veterans who’ve driven growth for some of Alberta’s most successful companies, OnRamp helps participants develop skill sets in growth and digital marketing that are unique to tech, while helping companies find and hire talent who’ll make an impact from day one.
About The A100:
The A100 is a non-profit, member-funded organization of experienced tech entrepreneurs and executives. They are dedicated to helping drive lasting diversification for Alberta’s economy by supporting the next generation of innovative tech startups.
PrairiesCan is the federal department that supports economic growth in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Its programs and services help businesses, not-for-profits and communities grow stronger. Its mandate is to support economic growth and diversification in the Prairie provinces and advance the interests of the region in national economic policy, programs and projects.