Skills For Hire Atlantic

Launch a career in Tech

Our Program

Skills for Hire Atlantic is a career-building program designed to upskill learners to become qualified and contribute to an innovative technology industry. We want to ensure that our participants develop valuable skills and gain a solid foundation that will lead to increased confidence and meaningful job opportunities. This program and its participants are contributing to a thriving ICT sector across the four Atlantic provinces.

Over the course of three years, Skills For Hire Atlantic will train 1,500 individuals on in-demand, entry-level positions to become active members of the Atlantic tech ecosystem, working to fill the existing gaps in local talent.

In 2023, Skills for Hire Atlantic will be offering training for two in-demand positions,  Data Analytics and Cybersecuity. This self-directed program will be offered over the course of 20 weeks, and our built in program support systems, industry connections, and industry partnerships, will help our students navigate pathways toward meaningful employment.

The next program starts July 10, 2023
Applications now closed.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for our program you must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Have completed a high school GED or equivalent*
  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island.

*In lieu of a high school diploma, individuals can still apply to this program with a recommendation from a partnering community organization

Program Benefits

  • No cost to participate
  • A self paced, self directed virtual training program
  • Live career development sessions
  • Program Slack channel for real-time communication
  • Live online tutorial sessions
  • Virtual attendance for flexibility
  • 1-1 career development opportunities

Program Commitment

  • The duration of our programs are 20 weeks and requires your commitment throughout
  • The programs will require independent work outside of class hours
  • Virtual attendance of classes and career development sessions on a weekly basis
  • Be prepared to commit ~10+ hours to the program/week
  • Participation includes turning cameras on and active interaction
  • Log into Pluralsight at a minimum once every 2 weeks to stay on track
“My experience with the Skills for Hire program and the team has been the best online education course experience I’ve had – and I’m constantly upgrading my skills. The support is second to none. The educational content is relevant and easy to access on and off-line. The added bonus of the Career Kickstarter program was very helpful in shaping my job search strategies.”
Christina Millar
Former Skills for Hire Student