Rogers Communication has announced that it will be creating the THINKLab technology and engineering excellence centre in Calgary at Shaw’s northeast campus. With a goal of finding and training talent to fill the shortage of tech workers, THINKLab will create 500 jobs and recruit postsecondary graduates to work in areas such as engineering, networks, and digital and information technologies. The centre will be established after the Rogers-Shaw merger closes, according to CBritish Columbia, and the research relationships that Shaw holds with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Mount Royal University will be merged with THINKLab. “We’ve increased the relationships and the partnerships we have with post-secondary institutions and we’re beginning to find that talent early on, train them, work with them,” said Rogers chief technology information officer Jorge Fernandes. CBC| ITWorld Canada Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.