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WIL Digital – Building a Talent Pipeline: Student and Employer Testimonials

December 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ICTC invites you to a WIL Digital Webinar, featuring employer and student testimonials.

About this Event

Calling all post-secondary institutions and employers involved in ICT-Digital fields – the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has a webinar for you!

Ensuring students have a real-world work placement opportunity while completing their post-secondary education is an invaluable experience that builds a stronger pathway to employment after graduation. Work-placements are also beneficial – especially during these unprecedented times, to employers, including start-ups and SME’s in order to fulfill their talent pipeline for the future.

ICTC’s WIL Digital Wage Subsidy can help! WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students. Subsidies of up to 75% of wages paid to a maximum of $7500 are available.

Join us and the WIL Digital Team Lead, Shaudae Murray on December 1st at 1pm EST to learn more about the importance of the WIL Digital Wage Subsidy! During this webinar we will also welcome a guest employer/student speaker duo: Brian Murray from Academic Edge Inc. and Mayar Tahina from Acadia University to share their experiences with the WIL Digital Program, and answer any questions you have!


Shaudae Murray – WIL Digital Team Lead, Moderator

Brian Murray from Academic Edge Inc

Mayar Tahina from Acadia University

WIL Digital supports students across all disciplines including arts, humanities, social sciences, science, engineering, technology, mathematics, and business.

WIL Digital Program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program.

Restez à l’affût, un webinaire en français sur le programme AIT est à venir


Brian Murray:

For the past two decades, Brian has held numerous leadership and teaching positions in K-12 public and independent schools throughout North America. In his current role as Managing Director for REACH Boarding System, Brian works closely with 100’s of Boarding Schools around the world, helping institutions create safe and efficient models while sharing best practices with a worldwide community of educators. He is a regular presenter at international boarding school conferences and offers professional development in the areas of Boarding School Management, Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Safety, Student Leadership Development and Strategic School Planning. He has recently launched the first Independent Boarding School Podcast called “Roll Call: Global Perspectives on Independent School Education” Brian has worked and coached in the public-school system of California, teaching History and Political Science. In 2004, he was named the Director of Leadership at Pickering College, an international boarding school, where he was responsible for curriculum development, service learning and experiential education development. In 2008, he was named Director of Student Life, at Rothesay Netherwood School, a Canadian International IB Boarding School, where his portfolio expanded to include all aspects of student programming, discipline and risk management. Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Acadia University and currently lives in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada with his wife and he has three grown children.

Mayar Tahina:

Born and raised in Syria, Mayar immigrated to Nova Scotia in 2016. He is a 4th Year Computer Science student at Acadia University, Wolfville where he earned an award from MLA Keith Irving for getting a perfect score on a first year Computer Science course. Since then, Mayar has been employed at two tech centered organizations as well as starting two companies of his own. Mayar hopes to pursue Machine Learning and AI after graduation.


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