On Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 ICTC invites you to join our WIL Digital team with the University of Waterloo and Perch. The conversation will focus on student work-placement opportunities and the WIL Digital wage subsidy.

Listen to first hand testimonials from students and employers who have participated in the WIL Digital program!

The agenda is as follows:

1:00 P.M.- 1:10 P.M. - ICTC and WIL Digital Introduction

1:10 P.M.- 1:15 P.M. - University of Waterloo Introduction

1:15 P.M.- 1:20 P.M. - Perch Introduction

1:20 P.M.- 1:25 P.M. - ICTC - Top 3 questions employers have about the WIL Digital wage subsidy

1:25 P.M.- 1:30 P.M. - University of Waterloo - Top 3 questions students have about the WIL Digital wage subsidy

1:30 P.M.- 1:40 P.M. - Q & A

Join us in welcoming our speakers!

Vicki Gratowski (Moderator)

Outreach Coordinator, ICTC’s WIL Digital

Vicki Gratkowski, Outreach Coordinator for ICTC’s WIL Digital, focuses on building partnerships and spreading awareness in the Eastern Ontario and Quebec Anglophone regions. Vicki is based in Montreal, QC and a proud McGill alumni, reach out to her if you’d like to find out how WIL Digital can work for you!

Tammy Kim-Newman

Business Developer and Tech Talent Specialist, University of Waterloo

Tammy has 10+ years supporting industry partners with their early talent strategies, is an advocate for work-integrated learning, and is currently working towards a diploma in gender and social justice.

The University of Waterloo, Canada’s #1 university for Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (Macleans 2021 University Rankings), offers Canada’s largest tech talent pool. With more than 25,000 co-op students, Waterloo’s co-op program is recognized as one of the pre-eminent institutions in work-integrated learning. Tap into bright, entrepreneurial candidates with technical skills, who are prepared to utilize communication, critical thinking, problem solving and self-assessment in the workplace. Future-proof your organization and claim your space at the forefront of innovation by hiring Waterloo talent.

Katherine Wong Too Yen

Director of Marketing, Perch

After initially signing up to Perch as a customer and first-time home buyer, she joined the Perch team to lead their marketing efforts. Prior to Perch, she was part of the digital banking launch team for EQ Bank and worked in social media for theScore. She is a graduate of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Perch is a proptech startup that helps Canadians build wealth and make better real estate decisions. Their analytics platform provides personalized financial insights that optimize a buyer’s path to homeownership and streamlines the mortgage application process. It also helps owners understand how to best leverage their home equity. After closing their $1M seed round and being selected to join the 2022 REACH Canada accelerator program, the team is currently focused on scaling operations. Perch was recently featured in the Toronto Star, BetaKit, TechTO and Realtor Magazine. www.myperch.io