Want to start your career in tech?

Join our 8-month training program to become a software tester.

Our Indigenous Software Tester Training course in Ottawa will give you the education and experience you need to become a full-time software tester with PLATO Testing. Successful graduates are guaranteed a well-paying job that includes paid vacation and full benefits.

How does it work? Fill out the form below and one of our PLATO team members will be in touch to chat with you about the program and help you determine if it’s the right fit. Once accepted, you’ll go through five months of in-class training on the fundamentals of software testing, followed by a hands-on internship with PLATO on a client project that will put your new skills to work.

Brand new to software testing? That’s okay! Our course will teach you everything you need to know. And if you, like so many of us, spend a lot of your time on a smartphone, you will likely be more experienced than you’d think!

Looking to chat with someone on our team about whether you could be a good fit for the PLATO program? Reach out to us by email at training@platotech.com.

Course Requirements

1. Of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis heritage

2. Interest in a career in Information Technology

3. A desire to learn

4. High School diploma, GED 12, or equivalent experience


The Ottawa class will be starting on November 14th, 2022. Send in your application today!

Ottawa Application Form

Applications for the class of 2022 are no longer being accepted.

Hear from some of our students about their own PLATO Testing training experience.

“PLATO feels like another family now. We are not just coworkers, not just a team, we’re a family. We’ve learned, struggled, grown, and laughed together along the way.”

Leon Kyle, PLATO Sault Ste. Marie Graduate

“I have always had an interest in the IT filed, and I just went for it. Right now I’m working on an app for credit unions, and I test the app to make sure that it functions properly.”

Candice Tangie, PLATO Sault Ste. Marie Graduate

Meet the PLATO Calgary Class of 2020