CCNB Graduate in the Top 30 of Atlantic Business Magazine!

16 novembre 2021

BATHURST, November 16th 2021 – A graduate from the CCNB’s Mobile Apps Development Program, specifically developed for Aboriginal clients, is part of Atlantic Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 Innovators of the Atlantic Business Magazine. 

Ian Daly, a member of St-Mary’s First Nation, near Fredericton, completed his degree at the CCNB in 2014. Today, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinap Solutions, a company which aims to make high-speed Internet available in each of New Brunswick's First Nations. 

“My career in Information and Communications Technology really started in the classroom. The programming side was really interesting. Then I helped develop online courses while pursuing my career through computer programs. I'm constantly improving," said the 30-year-old, obviously very satisfied with this turn of events. 

Project Coordinator for the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) since 2016, Mr. Daly currently oversees the fourth cohort of CCNB's Indigenous Cybersecurity Program offered in Fredericton. JEDI and the CCNB have been offering computer training programs to Indigenous communities for the past 10 years. 

"I am also very proud to be able to help Indigenous students find jobs in the workforce," said Mr. Daly.  

Over the years, Mr. Daly has often worked closely with the CCNB, including helping with the launch of his own program (Mobile Apps Development) before contributing to the launch of the Big Data program. The CCNB graduate also coordinated the Software Tester program, in Partnership with PLATO Testing. 

"With the attention that is beginning to reflect on our graduate and the natural progression of his company, we are aware that the days of our current collaboration are numbered. However, we are confident that Kinap Solutions will be an important user of CCNB's training services," commented Jean-Marie Pelletier, CCNB's Indigenous Partnership Manager. I am very proud to see this former student become so successful and, in my opinion, this is just the tip of the iceberg. CCNB is changing lives and the future is very bright for Ian and Kinap Solutions.” 


Ian Daly, a graduate from the CCNB’s Mobile Apps Development program, is part of Atlantic Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 Innovators of the Atlantic Business Magazine. 


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