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NEWS RELEASE: Canada Learning Code and BrainStation launch new tech skills bootcamp at a community forum in Regina


Canada Learning Code and BrainStation launch new tech skills bootcamp at a community forum in Regina

For Immediate Release

REGINA, SK – Canada Learning Code and BrainStation have launched a career-changing upskilling program in Regina. Today, local leaders and community members gathered at Innovation Place to kick off Code to Career, a national training initiative that provides access to subsidized BrainStation software engineering bootcamps with a focus on supporting people from communities typically underrepresented in tech.

The gathering of local community builders, current and aspiring tech professionals, and elected representatives shone a spotlight on the dynamic intersection of tech growth and diversity in Saskatchewan. Innovation Saskatchewan, home to many of Regina’s tech startups, played host as attendees learned about the new program and how it can contribute to the local tech ecosystem.

“We’re excited to be contributing to Regina’s connected, supportive, and inclusive local tech economy,” said Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO, Canada Learning Code. “In ag tech, financial services, retail, and other sectors, this city is well-positioned to take on a growing share of Canada’s tech industry. The Code to Career program will give underrepresented groups in tech a chance to level up their careers and help to build the local economy.” The event included a panel discussion examining the program as well as the role, impact, and opportunity that tech growth has in the city with a focus on job readiness in the tech sector. The panel included Michelle Ashmore, VP of Product Development, SaskTel International, Rob Anderson, Manager of Innovative Solutions, SaskPower, Cindy Leggott, Case Manager, Regina Work Preparation Centre, and was moderated by Melissa Rathgaber- Regina Chapter Lead, Canada Learning Code.

About Code To Career

The Code to Career initiative is grounded in the understanding that a more just and equitable future for technology in Canada means building programming that supports, empowers, and equips all learners who historically have been—and continue to be—underrepresented in tech. 

Students who graduate from the program will be prepared for, and supported on their career journey as they seek entry-level Software Engineering roles which may include, Front-end Developer, Back-end Developer, Full-stack Developer, and Software Engineer.

The program is powered by Canada Learning Code and BrainStation, and funded by Upskill Canada [powered by Palette Skills] and the Government of Canada. Code to Career aims to train 800 people in Canada through Software Engineering Bootcamps.

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About Canada Learning Code
Canada Learning Code is Canada’s leading national charity championing digital literacy education for all. Canada Learning Code brings accessible computer science to communities around the country by partnering with educators, designing resources and delivering learning experiences, so everyone can create with technology. Learn more at

About BrainStation
BrainStation is the global leader in technology skills training and workforce transformation, with award-winning bootcamps, certificate courses, corporate training, industry-leading events, and more, both online and at state-of-the-art campuses in cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London, and Miami. Founded in 2012, BrainStation works with over 500 industry leaders from the most innovative companies, developing cutting-edge digital education that has empowered tens of thousands of professionals and some of the largest corporations in the world, including Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Shopify and many more. Learn more at

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