Get into IT

The tech sector in Nova Scotia continues to thrive and the need for entry-level talent remains a priority. Designed to support learners who have traditionally faced barriers entering Nova Scotia’s tech sector, Get Into IT provides participants with in-demand digital and professional skills training at no cost. Learners from underrepresented communities* are invited to become active members of the province’s tech sector through this program, 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 immigrants.

Our Programs

Are you a person from an underrepresented community who is looking to switch careers, learn something new, or expand your existing skillset?

Our training programs have been developed based on industry hiring needs, industry consultations, and labour market data. The 25-week IT Support Specialist and Cybersecurity Analyst programs are self-paced, entirely virtual, and designed to be taken without disruption to participant’s daily commitments, at just 5+ hours a week. In addition to technical content, Get Into IT also provides its in-depth professional development support, career and job-search advice, and opportunities to network with, and learn from established professionals within the tech sector.

Choose from our two online self-directed tech programs and build the skills necessary to find work in the exciting tech industry!

Launch a Career in IT Support

Launch a Career in Cybersecurity

Not sure which program is the best fit for you?

Take the 2-minute personality quiz to help you decide between these two programs.

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Am I Eligible?

The Commitment

What's Included?

Technical Skills Training

Non-Technical Skills Training

Networking Opportunities

Get Into IT Support

Online Community

Our Partners

Community Partners