Project Description

The tech sector in Nova Scotia continues to thrive and the need for entry-level talent remains a priority. The Get into IT pilot project is modeled after our highly successful Skills for Hire program, and provides digital skills training to under-represented groups across Nova Scotia. This program is designed to up-skill learners from underrepresented communities* to become active and qualified members of the province’s tech sector, and contribute to a diverse and innovative industry.

*As defined in Canada’s Employment Equity Act, underrepresented communities include women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities (non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)*, and newcomers.

Whats Included

The fully virtual Get Into IT program will include:

  • Industry recognized tech skills training via video tutorials

  • Hands-on practice & portfolio building

  • Weekly office hours with a Get into IT Teaching Assistant

  • Bi-weekly Teaching Assistant led study groups

  • A Slack channel that is monitored daily, where we share valuable tips, resources, upcoming events, and networking opportunities

  • Mentorship from industry professionals in the field (in the form of panel discussions, Q&As and 1-1 meetings)

  • Tailored and personalized career support (resume writing, interview skill sets, networking, promoting yourself online, job search support)

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