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eMPOWR says $550-$600M in federal funds needed to combat ICT skills shortage

News | 10/02/2000 4:00 am EDT

At a meeting last week, major telecommunications players from industry, government and academia put the finishing touches on a new organization that would manage $550-$600 million in new federal funding over five years for information and communications technologies (ICT) studies at Canadian universities and colleges. The group’s stakeholders joined forces to create eMPOWR Canada, which is lobbying aggressively to have the new money earmarked in the next federal budget.

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