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Tech company sets sights on training northern Indigenous youth

21 January 2021

PLATO Testing founder says of working in Nunavut: “if I had a partner up there, I’d do it tomorrow”

After leaving what he thought was his dream job in business with no backup plan at 43, Scott Dillon says he thought to himself, “OK creator, I’m ready for whatever’s next.”

Then, he got an email.

It was from a software testing company based in New Brunswick, called PLATO Testing, advertising a free training program.

“I thought it was too good to be true,” Dillon said.

Dillon is of Inuvialuit descent, and one of few Inuit who have gone through the program. He now works for PLATO from his home near Calgary, testing software for an international company based in Boston.

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