Looking for initiatives to develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in young people and/or inspire them to pursue careers in technology? Discover the mentoring options our partners offer. Activities are available online or in class across Quebec.
Cyber mentors guiding students toward their dream jobs in tech
For: students aged 14 to 30
Location: online on the Academos platform
Founded in 1999, Academos is a non-profit that connects young people aged 14 to 30 with the real working world through a virtual mentoring app that lets them interact for free with thousands of professionals who are passionate about what they do.
Nearly 70 Ubisoft employees work as cyber mentors on the Academos online platform, answering students’ questions and guiding them toward their dream jobs. Meet Naomi, one of the Ubisoft mentors on Academos:
Visit the Academos website to find out more about this mentoring platform and discuss with Ubisoft cyber mentors.
Video Game Creation Project for Youth
By Youth Fusion
Level: Elementary (Grades 5 and 6) and high school (Secondary 1 to 5)
Location: 28 schools across Quebec*
The video game creation project introduces young people to video game technology and design by allowing them to create a video game from start to finish. While discovering the different elements that go into a video game, the students will experience all the various stages involved in creating a game: conceptualization, prototype development, producing a game design document, production, game testing and review. They also learn to master a whole range of tech tools linked to the different aspects of the project (sound, visuals, programming, etc.). This year, close to 800 students will be invited to create an interactive story and a video game prototype alongside Ubisoft professionals.
*Visit the Youth Fusion website to find out more about the video game creation project.