Middle Years Focus on Information Technology (MyFIT)

When & where
  • National
  • -
Who it's for
  • Canadian Educators
  • Middle Years Focus on IT Certificate

MyFIT helps middle school students build ICT and digital skills through hands-on experience and real-world scenarios, preparing them for post-secondary education and careers in the ICT industry.

Creating awareness of digital technologies from an early age is important for building the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century workplace. To grow this awareness and keep up with the latest technologies and trends, ICTC partnered with top educational specialists and ICT employers to develop the MyFIT program (Middle Years Focus on Information Technology). 

MyFIT encourages middle school students (Grades 6-8) to learn the ICT and digital skills that are considered valuable in the modern workplace. The program offers students a unique learning experience to foster leadership and interpersonal, technical, and business skills. The program is based on three building blocks: 

  1. MyFIT Aptitudes, 
  2. Technology/Digital Skills, 
  3. Business Application

These competencies expand student understanding of technology and help build future-ready skills. Their application to real-world business scenarios promotes innovative and strategic thinking.

Through MyFIT, students build the digital skills needed to progress to the FIT program (Focus on Information Technology) in secondary education. The hands-on experience gained through these programs encourages students to continue their digital learning into post-secondary education.


Device-based Program Description

In collaboration with ICTC’s Learning Programs partner, Logics Academy, teachers and students will participate in a more hands-on, device-based, learning experience. Through this learning path, teachers and students will have the opportunity to use CyberPi - a single-board computer fully packed with advanced electronic sensors, actuators, and communication modules. CyberPi is used to teach Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Networks, and the Internet of Things and more while supporting Block-based coding language and the text-based programming language Python in an easy-to-use platform. 


Learning Objectives of MyFIT Device-Based Program

By the end of this program, educators and students will be able to: 

  • Learn how to program a single-board computer called CyberPi through block-based or Python programming.
  • Learn how to program and use the various sensors on the CyberPi to complete different projects and apply the technology to everyday life scenarios. 
  • Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Science can be used along with commonly used electronic modules, accessories and tools to expand their understanding of technology and help build future-ready skills.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • You are a current educator in the middle Canadian school system


Funded by the Government of Canada’s CanCode Initiative