Registration opens for the second cohort of Recoding Futures, offering Yukon First Nation Citizens free coding training

This is a joint news release between the Government of Yukon, Yukon University and ComIT.

Registration has opened for First Nations citizens to register for Recoding Futures. The program is a coding training course offered by ComIT, in partnership with the Government of Yukon and Yukon University, with the support of Google.

This initiative will provide participants with free training and the opportunity to seek an entry-level technology position upon graduation. The program consists of two courses. The first introductory course, set to begin on April 12, will last one month and accommodate 25 students. The deadline to register is April 10, 2023.

To learn more and register for the course, please visit ComIT.


After a successful first cohort, I am pleased to see the Recoding Futures program take on a second group of students. I want to thank ComIT and all partners involved for their time, effort and commitment to delivering this excellent resource to our territory’s young Indigenous people. The growing importance of technology in today’s world will only further the significance and value of coding knowledge and this training will contribute to greater employment opportunities for its participants.

Premier of the Yukon and Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Following last year’s success, we are pleased to partner once again with the Government of Yukon, ComIT, Tech Yukon and the Yukon First Nations Education Directorate, with the support of Google, to offer free coding training to Yukon First Nations youth. This training empowers students to pursue exciting career opportunities in the growing tech sector. We are grateful for the commitment of our partner organizations to help bring this initiative to life for students.

Yukon University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lesley Brown

Building upon the success of our joint work last year, ComIT is thrilled to partner again with the Government of Yukon to bring free digital skills training to local Indigenous communities. We believe that this program will create new opportunities for people with an interest in tech and we are thankful to work along with such a great partner in this project.

Executive Director of ComIT Pablo Listingart

Quick facts 
  • This virtual program is completely free for eligible candidates. To be eligible, participants must:

    • self-identify as Indigenous;
    • be 15 years old or more;
    • have the ability to study part-time (8 hrs/week);
    • possess basic digital literacy skills; and
    • have access to a computer and internet.
Media contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications


Damian Topps
Communications, Economic Development


Michael Vernon
Communications, Yukon University

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