Article By Christine Shay
Go Global, Hire Local matches young technology entrepreneurs who wish to define and exploit global opportunities with international professionals who possess appropriate skills. The program is the result of a special relationship between Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management program and the International Talent Acquisition Centre.
On Feb. 10, Go Global, Hire Local brought together 30 talented newcomers to Canada and eight venture teams at the Carleton-led Accelerator in the St Patrick’s Building. They discussed jobs that could help ventures in the Accelerator globalize rapidly, while encouraging highly skilled international professionals to work in their fields of interest.
Go Global, Hire Local is part of a job-creation engine designed and operated using a global ecosystem approach.
Tony Bailetti, director of the TIM program, and Ying Xie, senior manager of In-TAC, both stressed the importance of the relationship between the TIM program and In-TAC.
“Many of the people involved in these two organizations were once new immigrants themselves,’’ said Ying Xie. “They understand the resilience and perseverance it takes to get settled in a new country. With Go Global, Hire Local, it is much easier for new immigrants to become part of the domestic workforce and use their skills acquired back home.”
“In addition to their skills and knowledge, immigrants provide us with their connections to the world, which are incredibly important to the venture teams working in the Carleton-led Accelerator,” said Bailetti.
Carleton’s Technology Innovation Management is a unique graduate program that offers both a project (M.Eng) and thesis (MA.Sc.) options. This master’s program attracts technology entrepreneurs, people who wish to work with technology entrepreneurs, and individuals who are part of the business ecosystems that support technology entrepreneurs.