A new video series aimed at connecting students, professionals, and educators with the technology community in Windsor-Essex responds to the remote nature of education today, says Yvonne Pilon.
President of the regional technology hub WEtech Alliance, which sponsored the series, she hopes instructors at the secondary and post-secondary levels will share the videos with their students.
“Along with online learning comes a number of barriers, including isolation and disengagement,” Pilon says. “Knowing that connectedness is a key element of a thriving ecosystem, we wanted to provide a virtual way for first-year and existing students to learn how they can connect to tech amid COVID-19.”
UWindsor students Noah Campbell and Aislyn Laurent are featured in the videos, covering such topics as tech community groups, events, initiatives, news, employment, entrepreneurship, and mentorship opportunities.
“With the loss of in-person networking events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can be incredibly difficult for students and young professionals to learn how they can get involved with the many initiatives our tech community continues to champion,” Campbell says.
“The Tech Connect video series addresses this need by outlining opportunities available to community members in an easy-to-digest format.”
To learn more about the Tech Connect initiative and watch the video series at www.youtube.com/wetechalliance.