February 22, 2021
In addition to the current economic recovery efforts, SCALE AI announces the improvement of the reimbursement rate, offered to continuing education.
The share of funding offered now stands at 50% (instead of 25%) of individual registration fees for accredited training programs and 85% (instead of 50%) of training costs tailored to the needs of companies.
This improvement is part of a process to reduce the shortage of specialized labor, thus enabling companies to strengthen their competitiveness and pursue their growth.
Of course, in Quebec, this improvement is done in synergy with the programs developed in collaboration and with the financial support of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity.
Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, said:
Canadian companies are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence and are therefore looking for a workforce with strong knowledge in digital technologies. To meet this demand, support for the Scale AI supercluster reduces the cost of training programs so that a wider range of Canadians can benefit from specialized training in artificial intelligence and thus access high-paying, quality jobs. . “
In the years to come, artificial intelligence will allow us to shape our economy to become more flexible, but also to strengthen and maintain its vitality. As Quebec is a world center of expertise in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), it is essential to support the development of the skills of our workers to maximize the productivity and resilience of our companies. This is why your government financially supports the programs of Scale AI, which actively and concretely participates in providing solutions to the growing workforce needs in the field of AI, in addition to offering cutting-edge training to various economic sectors of Quebec ”, underlines Mr. Jean Boulet, Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region.
Julien Billot, Managing Director of SCALE AI, underlines:
Imagining and developing AI solutions to business issues is not enough. It is also necessary to have competent professionals in the field to implement and operate them on a daily basis. Allowing the development of a specialized workforce is therefore a key element of our industrial strategy, helping to reduce the current shortage, meet the needs of businesses and give Canadians access to interesting and well-paid jobs. “
Hélène Desmarais, co-chair of the board of directors of SCALE AI, adds:
As a key player in the AI ecosystem, SCALE AI adapts to the needs of the community to truly contribute to the emergence of a strong and sustainable industry, integrated into the economic fabric of Canada. The enhancement of training support programs illustrates our agility to respond to changing conditions to better serve the Canadian economy. “
All the details and eligibility conditions for the Training Program for individuals or for Training adapted to business needs are available on the SCALE AI website.