Skills For Hire is a digital skills and career building training program designed to help fill the need for qualified entry-level talent in the tech sector in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. The program has been developed through a partnership between Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) and Bluedrop Learning Networks (BLN), and is funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. Skills For Hire is now accepting applications for a limited pilot roll-out that will cover skills in web design and development, job search success and workplace productivity.
Pilot Program Details & Eligibility
The pilot program is accepting a maximum of 30 participants and begins with a virtual group orientation session on June 1 at 12pm (Atlantic). From there, the program is self-paced through a designated curriculum in web design and development and career building skills. After the pilot program, Skills For Hire will be rolled out on a wider scale in both provinces, with improvements made based on feedback from the first round of participants.
Skills For Hire is offered at no cost to learners who meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Residents of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador
- At least 18 years old
- Hold a high school diploma or a GED
- Are interested in a future career in web design and development
Core Skills Learning Path
Level Up Learning Path
Career Building Skills
Polish the skills you’ll need to launch a career in tech! The job search and workplace productivity skills included in Skills For Hire prepare participants for marketing themselves and their new technical skills in the job market.
Project Partners and Funder
About Digital Nova Scotia
Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector. Our programs, events and opportunities enable us to connect our digital community and proudly promote its successes. Through skills development, capacity building, industry events, strong partnerships, and the promotion of IT opportunities, we are supporting our sector as it continues to grow, evolve and thrive.
We are a membership-driven organization. Our members range from start-ups and SMEs to large multinational corporations, universities and colleges, government, and non-profits. We pride ourselves on connections. Connecting industry leaders through networking events and roundtable discussions, connecting industry with talent through our opportunities portal, and connecting with national organizations to increase the profile of our sector and province.
About Bluedrop Learning Networks
Bluedrop Learning Networks (BLN) is a Canadian software as a service (SaaS) company with nearly three decades of domestic and international experience in the areas of health and safety certification management, workforce training, and virtual service delivery.
Bluedrop’s flagship product, SkillsPass, is a training delivery and certification management platform, that delivers and validates skills and credentials across large multi-stakeholder environments, such as provinces or states. Accordingly, SkillsPass has been designed to exceed the highest government standards for individual privacy and data security.
Presently the SkillsPass platform has been adopted in 5 Canadian provinces and is trusted by over 2 million individual users.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program.