benefits

We use virtual collaboration tools to connect you with industry professionals so that you can learn from potential employers.

who it’s for

Anyone who is motivated to learn, has experience or an interest in technology, is at least 18-years-old, and has a high school diploma.

how to apply

Interested candidates can apply through this website! Make sure you tell us why you want to be a part of the Skills For Hire program.

about skills for hire

This is a free, self-directed web design and development virtual learning program. There is an entry-level core skills course bundle, as well as optional level-up courses for participants who want to building on their existing competencies. The course also covers job search and workplace productivity skills to help students build careers in tech.

program eligibility

skills for hire is open to residents of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador who are at least 18-years-old, have a high school diploma, and who are motivated to learn and have an interest in technology!

pilot program start date

june 1, 2020

core skills

Learn the entry-level skills you’ll need for a career in web design and development. Learn the basic coding languages used in building websites.

html
css
javascript
learning to program

level-up

Build on the concepts from the introductory courses and learn more of the skills employers look for in a web designer or developer.

jquerypythonios development
phpc++android development
noderubyversion control
sqlc#best practices

web design and development

career prospects in nova scotia

Web designers and developers research, design, develop and produce websites. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, in the private and public sectors, and advertising agencies or, they may be self-employed.

good*
career
outlook
$49,300*
median
annual salary
520*
employed in
nova scotia
80.5%*
employed full-time
24%*
self-employed
35.3%*
median age

*All data from the Province of Nova Scotia’s career prospects website, courtesty of Careers Nova Scotia. Median annual salary is based on the 63% of Web Designers and Developers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015.

The tech industry in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador continues to see unprecedented growth and a demand for talent. Digital Nova Scotia and Bluedrop Learning Networks have partnered on this innovative pilot program to contribute to the talent pool for entry- level ICT positions. Skills for Hire is offered at no cost and provides training in web design and development, as well as courses in career building, including searching for a job and workplace productivity.

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This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program