Last Thursday’s Â Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council awardsÂ honoured many of the innovative businesses in our area, including:
Randy Holmquist, Canadian Electric Vechicles, Errington – WINNER Leadership in Technology Award
Lightspeed Kayaks, Qualicum BeachÂ - WINNER Advanced Manufacturing Award
Detailed Design Drafting Services Ltd., ParksvilleÂ - FINALIST Engineering Award
Duckett Truffieres, Parksville – WINNER Food and Beverage Award
Ktrak Cycle Corp, Qualicum Beach – FINALIST Excellence in Innovation Award
Odyssey Shellfish Ltd., Bowser – WINNER Aquaculture – Shellfish Award
Byres Security Inc., Lantzville – WINNER Software Development Award
Many of these businesses are part of the “hidden” job market in the sense they are tucked away andÂ don’t have street front locations. However,Â some of them may be potential employers.Â If you are interested in the field of science and technology it may be beneficial to contact employers connectedÂ with MISTIC to set up information interviews. The Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council (MISTIC) acts as the ‘first point of contact’ for small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs, students, business persons and researchers seeking information related to knowledge sector industries. The MISTC website has a business directory where you can search businesses by sector or region.
To learn more about informational interviews and how to set them upÂ attend the Career Centre workshop “The Secret to Working in Oceanside.” Wednesday November 18th.