Marshall Technologii is working with The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) to provide internships for new immigrants who have recently taken the immigrant-serving organization’s newly-launched coding program.
“Hamidreza, Joan and Divya will join our team for three months, during which they will be assigned to different roles that will enable them to gain relevant work experience, as well as provide them with valuable insight into the IT industry.”
The new interns are among the first batch of students who learned to code in Node.js through a program provided by TIES in partnership with ComIT, an organization that offers part-time three-month courses to people who are interested in a career in IT and who may be experiencing difficulties in finding employment.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students completed the classroom part of the program online. As Marshall Technologii is based in Red Deer while the students are based in Calgary, the latter will also be working remotely.
Providing the internships also aligns with Mbewa’s desire to give back to the community and help new immigrants to integrate successfully into Canadian society.
“One of our interns, Joan, said she took the course to upgrade her web development skills as a communications professional. Divya, on the other hand, was previously educated in biotechnology, while Hamidreza is experienced in digital marketing,” said Mbewa. “They are great additions to our team and I believe they will make positive contributions to Canada. I am committed to giving them a valuable learning experience that can help them to advance in their careers.”