Asia Competence for Tech Professionals

The Asia Competence for Tech Professionals virtual short course will give recent STEM and business graduates a leg up in pursuing opportunities in the world’s largest and economically most dynamic region. It will focus on opportunities in the sustainable natural resources and clean technology sectors, both vibrant in Asia.

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In addition to giving participants an introduction to key Asian markets, the course will equip them with valuable cultural knowledge to help them better navigate international opportunities.

The Opportunity:

  • 6-hour online course
  • Certificate of completion upon fulfilling all requirements
  • Opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and subject matter experts
  • Chance to network with key stakeholders in the Canada-Asia business and tech space
  • Learning through a combination of:
    • Self-paced (asynchronous) online modules
    • Live virtual training with experts and cultural scenario exercises
    • Live virtual networking with organizations at the frontline of connecting Canadian businesses to opportunities in Asia
  • Course modules are available starting early September; live components will be held in October

The Program:

1. Self-paced e-learning modules: Approximately 12 ten-minute units on:

  • Understanding and engaging Asia
  • Navigating China as Asia’s largest market for natural resources and clean technology
  • Exploring South Korea as Asia’s champion of green growth
  • Tapping Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest market

2. Cultural awareness training: Simulations in which participants will practice what they have learned from the self-paced modules and refine their cross-cultural communication and negotiation skills.

3. Virtual networking event: Participants connect with each other and stakeholders and businesspeople from the Canada China Business Council (CCBC), the Canada Korea Business Association (CKBA), the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC), and others.

To inquire about registration or more information, contact Mr. Suryo Nugroho:

This project is organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, with financial investment through the Digital Supercluster, as well as Canfor, Mosaic Forest Management, and Teck Resources.

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