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Invest Ottawa, in partnership with Ontario’s AVIN, are piloting a new skills development program aimed ensuring that Ontario’s workforce is future ready. Focused on smart mobility and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), the CAV Talent Catalyst program, will launch career growth, offering participants a hands-on learning experience with cutting edge technologies including computer vision, LiDAR, Blackberry Jarvis, 5G communication and more.
Created in collaboration with and delivered by leading industry organizations, the CAV Talent Catalyst program will explore the foundations of CAVs, highlight up to date sensor technology and provide an overview of cybersecurity protocols; the program also provides the opportunity to connect with industry professionals.
Program delivery partners include Accenture, Hexagon (AutonomouStuff), Sensor Cortek, Pleora & VIVA Lab (UOttawa), Aurrigo, EasyMile, BlackBerry QNX, and Nokia.
How does it work
The program will take place in Ottawa at Area X.O; the futureplex of innovation and collaboration, in the spring of 2021. The state-of-the-art facility offers a safe and secure environment to create, test, and demonstrate future mobility, autonomy, and connected technologies. The CAV Talent Catalyst is being offered free to selected participants while in it’s pilot stage.
While certain workshops will be offered virtually, participants must be able to attend in-person sessions in Ottawa. For those residing outside of the Ottawa area, transportation and accommodation costs will be covered.
How to apply
To apply, interested candidates must complete the CAV Talent Survey (Now Closed).
Participants residing in Ontario who meet the technical skills eligibility criteria will be contacted by the Invest Ottawa team to complete their application. Participants must commit to completing the full workshop they are enrolled in and will be evaluated on course content.
At Invest Ottawa we are committed to increasing the diversity of people in our programs and ensuring that all people have equitable and inclusive experiences throughout.
Selected participants will be invited to attend the workshops and provide feedback on the course content and learning outcomes.
The program, while in its pilot stage, will be offered for free to selected participants and will require the completion of feedback surveys and knowledge assessments. Only candidates who reside in Ontario and posses the technical requirements will be considered. Interested candidates must complete the CAV Talent survey.
CAV Talent Survey Is Now Closed
The CAV Talent Catalyst offers three pilot programs, through industry-lead workshops in the spring of 2021. Take the CAV Talent Survey to apply now.
Program Overview and Orientation
Invest Ottawa/Ontario Center of Innovation (OCI): May 3
Pilot 1: Introduction to Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Accenture: May 3- 7
Format: Online and In-person
Pilot 2: Computer Vision, LiDAR, RADAR & Last Mile Shuttle Solutions
Hexagon (Autonomous Stuff): May 3-6
Sensor Cortek, Pleora & VIIVA Lab (UOttawa) : May 25-28 or May 31- June 3
Aurrigo: May 10-11 or May 12-13
EasyMile: Date TBA
Pilot 3: Cybersecurity & Communications
Blackberry QNX: June 7-9 or June 14-16
Nokia: June 21-June 24 or June 25-30
*Participants may attend multiple pilots
Cumulative attendance is preferred.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information.FAQ
What is Area X.O
Area X.O is the futureplex of innovation and collaboration.
Located in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, Area X.O enables and accelerates breakthrough innovation in next generation technologies.
Our state-of-the-art facility offers a safe and secure environment to create, test and demonstrate future mobility, autonomy and connected technologies. Any innovation. Any application. Any sector… from transportation and telecom to smart agriculture, defence, aerospace, public safety, and smart cities.