Who is CodeYukon for?
Work for 12 weeks of full-time summer employment at $20/hour. Collaborate with a team of your peers and friends in downtown Whitehorse. Meet and impress Yukon IT employers. Learn the team and project skills that will let you step into a technical career in the Yukon upon graduation.
Meet and evaluate prospective employees as they work on all facets of an IT project. Suggest projects beneficial to your organization that you don't have time or resources to complete. Potentially take ownership of the completed team project and carry it forward for the client.
Develop the territory's pool of technology talent from Yukoners already aware of the North's opportunities and advantages. Meet current and anticipated IT employment shortages. Demonstrate the cutting-edge high-tech projects already under development in the Yukon.
CodeYukon is an initiative of TechYukon, the territory's information technology industry society. TechYukon will also operate the program. Direct and in-kind funding is anticipated from TechYukon, its member companies, Government of Yukon, Government of Canada, and others.
Funding for the CodeYukon Launch Project was provided by Economic Development, Government of Yukon.