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IT Instructor and Tech Facilitator

April 18 2021
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Education, Library, Information Technology, Programming, Development, Networking, Database Dev. & Admin., Data Centre, Warehousing, Cloud, Training, Technical writer, Documentation, Security, Continuity, Risk, Education, Library, Information technology
Toronto, ON

IT Consultant and Tech Facilitator YES 2 Tech Learn and Earn Project-Y2TLE

Full Time-Contract to March 31, 2022

Annualized Salary - $75,000.00

YES is the Employment Champion for Youth. 

Established in 1968, YES has the experience and expertise to deliver programs and services helping youth find a job or start a business. Specializing in career counseling and job placement YES is 90% successful in finding jobs, training, and education or business outcomes for youth.

The Y2TLE project will prepare youth for a drastically shifting workforce. With technology, changing demographics and globalization altering the types of jobs available and the skills required for them, we need to ensure that young people are provided with the ability to develop the knowledge, values and a diverse range of critical thinking, communication and information management skills for the digital age in order to give them a competitive edge in the labour market.

The Y2TLE project will provide disadvantaged clients with the opportunity to acquire in-demand skills such as a Microsoft Azure Certification, Amazon Web Services Cloud certification, training in future skills, access to mentors, and work experience.

The Position

Your energy and enthusiasm are boundless and you enjoy and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You are detail-oriented, creative and able to multi-task. You want to work with employers and youth to provide access to employability and employment skills development, along with long-term employment in meaningful careers less prone to automation and augmentation. You thrive in a professional environment and are driven and welcome the opportunity to aspire to measurable targets. 

We are hiring an IT Consultant and Tech Facilitator to deliver the AWS re/start component of the program. AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers. This position will also assist with YES' s technology programming and needs and is a management position.

Through real-world, scenario-based learning, labs, and coursework, learners gain the skills they need for an entry-level cloud role. AWS re/Start also provides learners with resume and interview coaching to prepare for employer meetings and interviews.

Required Skills and Experiences

  • Valid AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate certification or higher
  • One year of demonstrated experience in the following:
  1. Linux Operation System
  2. Scripting languages such as Shell and Python
  3. Networking and Security concepts
  4. Relational Databases
  5. DevOps Concept and Processes
  • Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Linux/Cisco certifications are an asset
  • Experience in teaching technical content to a non-technical audience is an asset
  • Two years' experience in teaching and/or working closely with unemployed or underemployed youth is a definite asset
  • Enterprise workload experience on AWS services an asset
  • Experience teaching AWES content to enterprise customers an asset
  • Work with the program manager to ensure all deliverables are met on time
  • Strong research and analysis, report writing and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of evidence-based curriculum development
  • Demonstrated interest in the future of work and youth unemployment
  • An understanding of the non-profit sector

Also Required

  • Motivational Fit. Passion for helping change the life trajectories of underserved or underrepresented populations
  • Professionalism. This includes but not limited to adherence to a professional dress code, communications, and engagement with supervisors, colleagues, and students and pays close attention to detail
  • Effective Communication. Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Data Management. The ability to collect and analyze training data
  • Growth Mindset. Be self-reflective, openly receive feedback on his / her performance and should be able to apply feedback and pursue additional learning to improve his / her performance
  • Solutions and Results Oriented. A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Strong cross-cultural skills that demonstrate the ability to engage well with participants
  • The ability to be a team player

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Adheres to all YES policies and procedures and ensures confidentially is maintained on client, personnel, financial and agency matters;
  • Represents YES at all times in a professional manner;
  • Participates in regular supervision meetings;

YES welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume outlining experience and interest to ************@***.**.** network