launch a career in tech

our programs

Ready to switch your career, learn something new, or expand your existing skillset?

Choose from one of our 3 online self-directed tech programs that span 12 weeks! In our fully digital programs, you will build the skills necessary to find work in the exciting tech industry. All of our program content is delivered virtually and includes hands-on projects for you to build your portfolio. You will also have access to consistent content support from our Skills for Hire team, professional development support that will help you to identify and move toward your career goals, and industry mentorship to help you grow your network. 

This program is a great fit for you if you love to learn online, are self-motivated, and can dedicate 5+ hours a week to the program. To be eligible for our programs you must be a resident of Nova Scotia or Newfoundland & Labrador, 18 years or older, and have completed a high school GED or equivalent. 


web design

Applications for this program are now closed

Learn the coding languages that tell a website browser what to display on a user’s screen, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 

ux design

July 19 – October 11, 2021

Learn best practices for designing all aspects of the end user’s interaction with a company, including its website. Applications for this program run from June 7th to July 5th.                                       

cyber security

September 20 – December 17, 2021

Learn how to install and configure security systems, perform threat analysis, and apply risk mitigation strategies for cyber security. Applications for this program run from August 9th to September 6th.

what's included?

  • 30-50 hours of virtual training 
  • 3 group career support sessions
  • program slack channel 
  • live online tutoring
  • tech industry mentorship 
  • 1 year free digital nova scotia student membership

am i eligible?

To be eligible for our programs you must be 18 years or older, and have completed a high school GED or equivalent. You must also be a resident of Nova Scotia or Newfoundland & Labrador.

We are looking for people who have a strong interest in technology, and are ready to commit the time and effort required for this program.

the commitment

Our programs are 12 weeks in length and require you to complete up to 5 hours of course content on average per week.

You also have the option to attend regular 1-hour career support and live-demo sessions over zoom.

find out more

Still have questions? Head to our FAQ page or click the links below to find out about each unique program!

web design

ux design

cyber security

“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

Web Design and Development