Frequently Asked Questions
This program is offered at no cost to the participant. Funding has generously been provided by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. Designed to give opportunities to those who are looking for new career opportunities, this program is for those who have a strong interest in the tech sector and want to expand their technical skill-sets.
Skills for Hire Atlantic is designed for beginners and does not require any official prerequisites, however, computer literacy and a general knowledge of tech components are required to succeed. We have estimated an average of 7+ hours of instruction time per week, which includes live technical and career development sessions.
Keep in mind that your prior knowledge in both class-specific content and level of computer literacy will dictate how much time you must devote outside of class hours to understand the materials. Personal learning styles are also a contributing factor. This is self-guided learning with live sessions as tools to better understand the content.
This program is entirely free of cost for approved applicants that are 18 years of age or older who hold a high school GED or equivalent, and who are residents of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island. This free program is made possible through generous funding in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program
We are looking for people who have a significant interest in growing their careers in the tech sector. We are also looking for people who have time (7+ hours per week over 20 weeks) to dedicate to the course content and see it through to completion.
This program will provide you with the skills necessary to succeed in an entry-level role within the tech sector in web development and data analytics. The program also offers professional development support through our career kickstarter series which will help you to identify your career goals, and help you with networking, resume writing, and building interview skills. Additionally, our program offers industry mentorship and opportunities to hear from people working in the field.
Yes, we also host live sessions on our zoom platform including our orientation session, weekly live-demo sessions with a Skills for Hire Teaching Assistant, and 3 career kickstarter sessions. We also have a slack channel where we post resources regularly.
In order to achieve your program certificate at the end of the program, you must complete all skills assessments and modules that are assigned to you. The score level you achieve on your skill IQ assessments will reflect on your certificate.
Yes, all PDFs can be saved for future reference, and any links we share can be bookmarked and reviewed later on.
Yes, all live sessions are recorded, you can find them on our Skills for Hire Vimeo platform. We will share the links to our Vimeo page after each session.
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It is up to you, however, the average successful students spend about 7+ hours a week on coursework.
*Please note everyone has different backgrounds, and learning styles and will learn at different paces, this is intended to be a rough estimate only.
We test students using skills assessment scores within our virtual course platform. Most students take the skills assessments at the beginning of the course and then again at the end of the course to see their improvement in knowledge.
You can not take more than one course at once, however you can apply for other courses provided by skills for hire after you complete the course that you are currently working on.
“The experience that I had with Skills for Hire is commendable. I learned not only technical and theoretical skills from the UX Design course and how to advance in the field further but also skills required to be job ready in the IT field. This included polishing my resume, to active research on the companies I would like to be a part of, and being interview ready as well. I enjoyed the course and would like to participate in the upcoming courses.”
– Muna Ghulam, Former Skills for Hire UX Design Student
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