FREDERICTON–Keith McIntosh has a vision for software testing in New Brunswick.
The co-CEO of Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA Testing) is helping to both localize software testing to the province and provide aboriginal communities with training and employment opportunities.
Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization Inc. (PLATO), named after the founder of the first institution of higher learning in the Western world, is a software testing company which provides outsources testing services delivered by aboriginal people to clients throughout North America. The company’s employees are trained through a comprehensive program developed by PQA Testing and funded in part by the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI).
Keith McIntosh says software testing has struggled in New Brunswick because of the lack of workers trained in the field here.