We have established an industry stakeholder advisory group to guide the progress of the project and to ensure that industry perspectives are front and centre. The advisory group plays a unique role in liaising with industry stakeholders and in coordinating the participation of subject matter experts and seasoned practitioners in all activities related to the development of the NOS.
Before initiating the development of the NOS, ITAC Talent informed interested stakeholders of our plans and also confirmed that no other similar initiatives have been undertaken or were underway in Canada.
A key component of the NOS development includes the review and validation of the draft NOS. Feedback will be gathered through focus groups meetings, surveys, and through written feedback opportunities.
Comments received through the stakeholder review and validation process will be complied and a complete version of the BTM NOS will be delivered.
The only constant in ICT and BTM related careers is change! For this reason, a process will be put in place to ensure that ITAC Talent’s BTM NOS will be subject to ongoing update and evergreening, so that they remain current and relevant to all stakeholders.
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), responsible for the National Occupational Codes (NOC), will be notified of the NOS work and suggested updates required to the NOC code(s) to encompass the occupations within the BTM NOS.
ITAC Talent is providing leadership in the development of BTM learning outcomes and competency standards for post-secondary institutions. Industry is involved in this process in order to ensure that the learning tools developed address the specific needs of industry.
Consultation with prospective users of the new NOS is critical to achieving BTM focused standards that will shape the ICT workforce of tomorrow.