Kids can go through phases when thinking about what sort of career they want to pursue as an adult. TV shows or their parents’ line of work might influence some early contenders before they develop more concrete ideas moving through high school.
Craig Rowe would love to see more of those teens consider a career in Newfoundland and Labrador’s burgeoning technology sector. His company, ClearRisk, is one of several in the province that’s made inroads into connecting with the province’s K-12 system to try and strengthen the local talent pipeline.
“For a long time, you’d hear people say, ‘Technology is the future.’ Well, that’s so clichéd that it’s silly now,” said Rowe, the CEO and founder of the St. John’s software company. “Technology is everything and it’s everywhere.”