Tech blooming in Valley
Students, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators – and yes, politicians – gathered in Vancouver last week for the second annual #BCTECH Summit.
B.C.’s technology sector is the biggest it has ever been, with over 106,000 jobs and almost 10,000 companies – and counting. The tech sector employs more people than the mining, oil and gas, and forestry sectors combined, and tech jobs pay 75 per cent higher than the average industrial wage in B.C.
If you’re looking into a career in tech, there has never been a better time. Besides being a growth industry with great pay, tech skills are transferable. Tech jobs aren’t limited to high tech; you can find tech – and tech workers – in manufacturing, mining, and tourism.
So you can work in any industry, anywhere in the world, but here’s the best part: you don’t have to go anywhere. Kelowna is one of tech’s hotbeds, home to some 550 tech firms employing about 6,500 people.
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