Coast Web Collective
Im seeking in feedback on this concept: ideas for partnerships, funding, and management.
There are multiple mutually-reinforcing facets:
1) Providing valuable services to the local community
2) Providing local employment in the high tech sector
3) Providing local training in the high tech sector
One goal is providing online services with positive social, economic, and/or environmental impact. For example, this service (CoastSkills.ca). CoastSkills has been designed to support multiple communities, so it would be possible for staff from the Coast, to provide and support customized versions to communities across the country. Additional services will be added over time.
Local young people will staff the operation, that could include administration, testing, design, outreach, bizdev, marketing. Initially, Pathway will provide missing skills and intial jobs could be lower skilled, building up over time.