Capacity Building

Partnering with employers, educators and community organizations to build job ready, world leading talent.

Athena Digital Leaders

AI use is growing rapidly across industries, and many organizations are looking for the skills and leadership to adopt and leverage these new technologies. This project will create two responsive and flexible training programs to seed diversity in AI talent.
Lead: AIinBC

Athena Pathways

Athena Pathways is helping more Canadian women see the potential of the tech sector, and how a career in Artificial Intelligence aligns with their skills and interests.
Lead: AInBC


The Competency Assessment Mapping Platform for Industry Responsive Education project helps mid-career workers learn skills needed for the digital economy.
Lead: BCIT

Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator

Supporting Canada’s economic recovery by providing tech skills to unemployed and underemployed youth from communities underrepresented in the digital economy.
Lead: NPower Canada

Design for Startups

Design for Startups will bridge the gap between technology and design communities by connecting designers with tech startups through intensive 12-week design problem sessions.
Lead: Emily Carr University

Diversifying Talent in Quantum Computing

With British Columbia emerging as a leader in quantum computing, this project will work with Indigenous education leaders to ensure that young people are aware of the career opportunities presented by this revolutionary technology.
Lead: UBC

Future Capital

Future Capital provides investment education that enables women to lead and shape the future of the economy.
Lead: Future Capital


Focusing on educators and connecting with Indigenous youth to tackle the tech talent shortage.
Lead: BC Tech Association

W Venture

Women’s Entrepreneurship Program builds capacity for women entrepreneurs and their tech ventures.

Wireless Systems Technician

In tackling talent shortages, telecommunication skills training with an autonomous focus benefits both remote communities and industry.
Lead: Teck Resources Ltd.

Some of the companies involved in our Capacity Building projects

Get Involved

There are two ways that your organization can join the Supercluster and start to get involved in collaborative projects designed to build world class digital technologies while growing our ecosystem and capacity as we become a world leader in the digital transformation of our economies and our society.