Barrie’s growing technology industry will be on display to the public at the Train in Technology Expo on March 1 at the Barrie Molson Centre. All are welcome to attend this free event, which is presented by BDO and sponsored by IBM, to learn about the emerging technology-related career paths and employment opportunities that exist in Barrie.
“The Barrie area is emerging as a tech hub with world-class start-ups, several large data centres, and businesses that are quick to innovate and incorporate new technologies into their daily activities,” said Stephannie Schlichter, Director of Business Development at the City of Barrie.
The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will showcase tech-related career and education opportunities across a number of different sectors including ICT, digital media, advanced manufacturing, defense and emergency services, transportation and traffic, and start-ups. Attendees will get to experience first-hand what some of these careers are like.
Event highlights include:
- A number of new local tech start-ups showcased
- Keynote by Norm Chatelier from IBM (12:30 p.m.) speaking about the importance of training in tech and the opportunities/future skills gap challenge
- Local robotics teams will be competing and providing demonstrations.
- Talkin tech panel (5:30 p.m.) which will include Marc Hill (Digital Giants), Steve Loftus (Innovative Automation), Mark Reckzin (Mechanical Engineering Student at Georgian), and Ben Bailey (Barrie Techno-Tigers team member)
More information is available at trainintech.com.