The importance of community involvement
Whether participating in events, providing training or sponsoring various local institutions and community groups, Shift is confident that its involvement benefits both community members and the company.
A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by a fellow entrepreneur. The latter emphasized the importance of social involvement by mentioning that community and entrepreneurs often go hand in hand.
It is important that local entrepreneurs get involved with the community, if we don't do it, who will?
– François Proulx, president of 1200 Degrés
Starting with education
Recently, Shift teamed up with Shawinigan College's computer science department to provide financial assistance to students who participate in l’intercollégial de création de jeux vidéo de Valleyfield.
This type of event is greatly beneficial to students. They have an opportunity to apply concepts seen in class, allowing them to deliver a concrete end result.
— James Hoffman, teacher at the computer science department of Collège Shawinigan
As Hoffman explains, this type of event offers students a chance to put their knowledge into practice in an environment that is closer to the job market. It is by focusing on education that Shift wishes to give back to the community.
IT is a great and promising avenue for realizing meaningful projects and transforming the way we interact with technology.