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FREE TRAINING: Website Design

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm ADT

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is working hard to provide our members with resources, information and value. We are pleased to offer a round of FREE online training programs to help grow your business in collaboration with the Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration. This program is offered to businesses, managers, and employees at zero cost as a benefit of your membership.


Website Design training is a 10 week program that will start on, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 and take place once per week every TUESDAY from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

These training sessions are in high demand with our members. Please consider your schedule beforehand and only register if you are 100% committed to fully participating in this training. This is a 40 hour course and you will be required to participate in 80% of the sessions in order to receive the certificate

  • Preference will be given to members. Future members interested in joining, please contact Jenn Kurmey, Membership Sales Manager: [email protected]
  • There are only 12 spaces available for this session, if the session is full, please add yourself to the waitlist, you will be contacted only if a spot opens up.
  • We are limiting this training to 1 employee representative per membership in order to allow more members the opportunity to participate.


  • To sign up for the training, you must completed the required registration fields, which are required by the Department of Labour Skills & Immigration.
  • Once you return your forms, your contact information will be provided to your trainer and they will contact you to complete an Individual Needs Assessment to ensure this training is the right fit for you and your business.
  • Your trainer will then become your point of contact for the training and they will provide you with the information on how to join the sessions each week.


  • The program must be taken on a computer, laptop, or tablet, no phones.
  • Participants must have an Internet connection, hardwired preferred vs wi-fi, high speed no dial up.
  • Headset or earbuds and must have a webcam. If no webcam, in-laptop video participation is a requirement.
  • Participants must display video; required to ensure the connection to the instructor and other participants.
  • A quiet place to focus is required, free of distractions.

*The above are critically important not only for the success of individual participants but also the success of the entire group.


This 40 hour instructional course is designed to provide tools and templates to manage any project of and size. Following standard project management methodology, the course will provide instruction in:

  • Securing and registering  domain, create a custom email address, determining budget for website hosting and email essentials.
  • Highlights the differences between .com, .net, and other extensions, and touches upon ICANN and Whois/WhoisGuard.
  • Choosing the website builders and introduction to AI.
  • Keywords, meta description and usage of Google search driven images
  • SEO internal and external links, Google ETA
  • Website security, introduction to SSL/TSL
  • Setup scheduling and payment gateways
  • Website cookies and legal requirements
  • Website monitoring and taking an action

Participants will be given the opportunity to work on real-life projects of their interest, utilizing tried and true project management processes and the latest cloud-based software systems to assist with project management.


Zoran Jokic, Training First Consulting

Unlocking the potential of businesses is my passion. With over two decades of experience in business consulting, I specialize in providing tailored solutions to optimize operations, drive sales and marketing strategies, ensure financial stability, and empower HR development. Having conducted over 1000 training sessions, I have helped countless local businesses and individuals achieve their goals. As an accomplished IT consultant and network engineer, I’ve worked with renowned national brands such as Pepsi Canada, Adidas Canada, Good Life Fitness, Vet Strategy clinics, Valvoline Oil, and more. In the past 5 years I have helped small business owners with their online presence. I also provided training and consultation to customers/clients with new products and solutions with superior ease-of-use and seamless integration (web-site creation, scheduling and ecommerce integration). My main moto is let’s collaborate to take your business to the new heights!



March 26
9:00 am - 1:00 pm ADT
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