Tech Careers

There are tons of opportunities in tech. No matter what your strengths and interests are, you can create a rewarding career path that’s as unique as you are.

Why a tech career in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Find Your Purpose

Tech solutions from Newfoundland and Labrador are having a significant impact for good: in our communities here at home, and around the globe.

Tap Into Demand

Our province’s tech industry generates billions of dollars each year — and growing!

Join a Collaborative Community

Newfoundland and Labrador’s close-knit tech community offers a supportive environment where you can thrive.

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Design Careers in Tech

Use your creativity to solve problems and bring tech solutions to life.

Design skills open up a world of career possibilities in tech — such as roles like Graphic Designer, UX Designer, Web Developer, and Industrial Designer.

Graphic Designer

Do you have a passion for art and design? Want to craft visual concepts that make an impact?

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Graphic Designers combine art and design to communicate messages in a visually compelling way. Responsible for crafting designs for a wide range of digital and print projects, they merge their expertise in typography, colour theory, and composition to create visual imagery that both inspires emotion and encourages audience action. Whether it’s to buy a product or simply to engage with a brand, Graphic Designers play a crucial role in maximizing audience impact in the world of marketing and design!

UX Designer

Are you a data-driven thinker with a keen eye for design? Want to build striking, functional online spaces?

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User Experience (UX) Designers make sure people have a great experience when they use digital products like websites and apps. They conduct in-depth research to best understand potential users’ wants, behaviours, and frustrations before creating design prototypes. UX Designers use a variety of testing methods to ensure designs are successful – and they’re always looking for ways to make their designs even better!

Web Developer

Are you a creative problem-solver that’s always online? Want to turn clients’ unique wants and needs into visually striking websites?

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Web developers work closely with businesses and clients to design and build websites that are both functional and easy to navigate. They manage all technical and design aspects of website creation, including coding, optimization, troubleshooting, function, and style. As experts in a variety of programming languages and tools, Web Developers rely on their honed technical and creative skills to craft stylish websites that are optimized for search engines – ensuring they’re user-friendly, load quickly, and have all relevant content.

Industrial Designer

Are you a problem-solver with a passion for design? Want to invent, innovate, and create products with purpose?

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From home appliances and furniture to cars and toys, Industrial Designers design products that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. They work closely with engineers, manufacturers, and other professionals to design, model, and create products that meet the expectations and needs of their clients and customers. A combination of technical skills, creativity, and collaboration, Industrial Designers are also involved in marketing and product development – collaborating on product branding and packaging and contacting manufacturers to find cost-effective methods and materials.

Suggested Design Programs

Software Development

Build real-world projects with one-on-one support.

Part Time | Online Self-Study | Start Anytime

Digital Design

Develop transferable skills in production design and 3D modelling.

Part Time | In-Person | November 2023

Digital Content Creation

Where creativity meets technology.

Full-time | Online | March 2024

Software Development Diploma

Put your problem-solving skills to work in the high-growth tech sector.

Full-time | Online & In-class | January 2024

CareerTech

Broaden your tech skills to meet industry demand

Workshops | In-person | Winter 2024


Technical Careers in Tech

Put your technical mind to work on interesting challenges with real impact.

Technical skills equip you to succeed in a huge range of tech careers — such as roles like Data Analyst, Quality Assurance Specialist, Systems Analyst, and Software Developer.

Data Analyst

Are you a data-driven problem-solver with expert communication skills? Want to use your skillset to help companies make smart decisions?

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Data Analysts have a big impact on a business’s success. They collect and review large amounts of data from various sources – like sales figures, customer behavior, and website traffic – and translate it into insights that businesses can use in decision-making processes. Using statistical modelling and data analysis software applications to help them identify patterns, trends, figures, numbers, and other types of data, Data Analysts use their detailed eye and sharp organizational skills to prepare reports, graphs, and diagrams that communicate their findings with stakeholders in an accessible way.

Quality Assurance Specialist

Do you have a passion for technology and an eye for perfection? Enjoy problem-solving and figuring out how things work?

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The main job of a Quality Assurance Specialist is to check software products to ensure they meet industry standards and function correctly without any issues. This is especially important for gaming systems, mobile apps, and other tech products that require extensive testing and maintenance. Quality Assurance Specialists are detail-oriented problem-solvers that use a range of testing techniques to identify and report bugs and errors, create and maintain test plans, and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to find solutions.

Systems Analyst

Do you enjoy working with technology? Want to collaborate with others to solve complex problems?

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The main job of a Systems Analyst is to review design components and use their knowledge of information technology to help solve business problems. They work closely with stakeholders to identify areas where IT infrastructure can be improved to streamline business operations, then recommend solutions. They also stay up to date with the latest industry trends and technologies. Their excellent problem-solving and communication skills make Systems Analysts fantastic team players that have a big impact on optimizing companies’ processes!

Software Developer

Do you love working with technology? Want to harness your technical skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities to make a difference online?

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Software Developers create software that meets the needs of users. This involves analyzing those needs, designing and implementing software, and testing it thoroughly to ensure it works correctly. They also keep up with the latest technology trends and best practices to ensure software is both efficient and effective. In addition to coding, Software Developers provide ongoing support to users and create documentation of their work (including technical specifications and user manuals) to help users understand how to use the software and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Suggested Technical Programs

Advanced Computing Certificate

Sharpen your advanced computing skills.

Part-time | Online | March 2024

Software Development

Build real-world projects with one-on-one support.

Part Time | Online Self-Study | Start Anytime

Software Development Diploma

Put your problem-solving skills to work in the high-growth tech sector.

Full-time | Online & In-class | January 2024


Marketing Careers in Tech

Leverage your strategic skills to identify insights and tell the stories behind the tech.

Marketing skills give you diverse options for building a thriving career — such as roles like Digital Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Content Strategist, and Copywriter.

Digital Marketing Manager

Are you an expert communicator that likes digging into data? Invested in the latest technology and digital trends?

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Digital Marketing Managers lead the charge on marketing campaigns that promote companies’ products and services. They have a pivotal role in driving website traffic, acquiring new leads and customers, and boosting brand awareness online. Digital Marketing Managers collaborate with the entire team to deliver measurable results using the latest digital technologies – measuring site traffic, optimizing marketing campaigns, and managing email marketing, social media, and display and search advertising.

Social Media Manager

Are you always on top of the latest social trends and interested in where they’re going next?

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In charge of managing companies’ social media accounts, the Social Media Manager is the online voice of a brand. Their role is a unique cross-section of data and creativity: fully involved in the content creation process from start to finish, they study running campaigns and analyze data to strategize, plan, craft, and develop engaging social content. Social Media Managers are expert communicators that interact with users across different channels and craft replies that reflect the company’s voice and strengthen their online presence.

Content Strategist

Are you an analytical thinker that’s passionate about creating compelling content that drives results?

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Content Strategists specialize in planning and managing effective content marketing strategies for companies. They’re responsible for analyzing the needs and interests of the target audience and developing a content strategy that resonates with them – identifying the right types of content, plus the platforms and channels that are most likely to engage the intended audience. Content Strategists oversee the creation, production, and delivery of content to ensure that it meets quality standards and is consistent with the brand’s voice and tone. They’re excellent communicators that collaborate with diverse teams to ensure all aspects of the content strategy are aligned and working together seamlessly.

Copywriter

Are you a natural storyteller with a sharp eye for detail and a passion for creating compelling content?

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Copywriters are a driving force behind all sorts of marketing campaigns, from snappy social media posts to eye-catching print ads. But they’re not just wordsmiths – they’re masters of persuasion, crafting compelling copy that perfectly connects a company’s product with the wants and needs of their target audience. Collaboration is key for copywriters, as they work closely with creative directors and designers to bring ideas to life. They’re also the go-to for all things writing-related, from conducting in-depth research to understanding the unique features and benefits of each product or service.

Suggested Marketing Programs

Advanced Computing Certificate

Sharpen your advanced computing skills.

Part-time | Online | March 2024

Employability Training

Hone your communication and organization skills.

Registration now closed

Digital Content Creation

Where creativity meets technology.

Full-time | Online | March 2024


Business Careers in Tech

Take advantage of your transferable skills and pivot into a rewarding role in tech!

Business skills let you make big contributions to any type of tech company — in roles such as Tech Salesperson, Digital Office Administration, Technical Project Manager, and IT Support.

Tech Salesperson

Do you have a passion for technology and stellar customer service skills? Want to use your tech knowledge to help others find the right tech products for them?

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Tech Salespeople help customers find the technology products that are best suited for their needs. This involves understanding the major benefits and functions of the products they sell, then communicating this information to customers in an easy-to-understand way. Daily tasks may include talking to clients to discover their needs, creating technology packages, offering deals or promotions, researching new products, answering customer questions, preparing sales invoices and contracts, and reporting sales numbers to managers.

Digital Office Administration

Do you have a passion for technology and the technical skills to back it up? Want to help companies adapt to a digital-first world?

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A unique blend of traditional office administration skills and advanced digital skills, Digital Office Administrators provide administrative support to staff, manage communication systems, and oversee administrative functions with a digital focus. This can include managing cloud-based software, creating and maintaining digital records, and supervising other administrative staff. Daily tasks include greeting clients, answering phones, and responding to client inquiries and emails. As offices place more and more focus on the digital transformation, the need is growing for skilled office administration staff with specialized digital skills!

Technical Project Manager

Are you a computer-savvy expert communicator? Want to use your technical expertise and problem-solving skills to help lead teams to success?

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Technical Project Managers are instrumental in the planning, scheduling, and management of IT and IT-related projects. They work closely with technical team members to manage budgets and resources, and to communicate project goals, timelines, and progress to stakeholders. With their high level of technical expertise and strong project management skills (including excellent organization, leadership, and communication skills), Technical Project Managers help lead the whole team toward success. They have a central role in ensuring all projects are cohesive, meet all objectives, and are completed on time.

IT Support

Are you an expert communicator and problem-solver? Do you have the technical expertise and troubleshoot skills to fix any computer issue?

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As the first point of contact for IT-related issues within an organization, IT Support Specialists play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of computer systems. They’re responsible for maintaining computer systems by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components. Their deep understanding of computer systems helps IT Support Specialists identify and troubleshoot issues – plus they use their strong communication skills to ensure everyone (from employees to users) has the IT support they need!

Suggested Business Programs

Advanced Computing Certificate

Sharpen your advanced computing skills.

Part-time | Online | March 2024

Software Development Diploma

Put your problem-solving skills to work in the high-growth tech sector.

Full-time | Online & In-class | January 2024

Digital Office Administration

Fulfill an essential role in today’s workplace.

Full-time | Online & In-class | January 2024