AJ Tibando

Executive Director, Palette Inc.

AJ is the Executive Director of Palette Inc. and a Fellow at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship. AJ spent six years within the provincial government serving as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

She is also the co-founder of SoJo, a startup social enterprise dedicated to working with educators and nonprofits to provide curriculum and tools to train aspiring social entrepreneurs in the startup process. AJ has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Political Science from the University of Waterloo.

6 Contributions


Sep 20, 2018

Opinion: Mid-career workers have solid business skills valuable to the tech industry. This op-ed was originally published by The Conversation.
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Sep 5, 2018

Opinion: There's a window of opportunity to build a reskilling infrastructure so that all Canadians can thrive from a growing tech sector. This op-ed was originally published by The Globe and Mail.
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Jul 31, 2018

An in-depth look at the talent and skills sought after by tech companies, as well as the different routes that people take to gain entry into the tech sector in the Waterloo region
Breaking Into Tech

Jul 10, 2018

A pilot designed to help mid-career workers whose jobs are threatened by automation to retrain and upskill into high demand careers in the innovation economy
Palette: An upskilling and retraining pilot
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