Frequently Asked Questions
This program is offered at no cost to the participant. Funding has generously been provided in part 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 10+ hours of instruction time per week, which includes live technical and career development sessions. You will likely need to invest more time to fully understand the materials.
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. This could mean you are re-watching videos, researching or practicing different elements to better understand them, all of which could take you over the 10+ hours of official course time. Personal learning styles are also a contributing factor. This is self-guided learning with live sessions as tools to better understand the content.
What is the cost of the program?
What does Skills for Hire Atlantic look for in a candidate for a program?
How will this program help me with future employment?
Are there any other things that Skills for Hire Atlantic offers besides the self-directed virtual courses?
What does success look like for the Skills For Hire Atlantic Program?
In order to achieve your program certificate at the end you must have:
Final Grade of 70% or more
4 Assignments (70%)
Technical Content Completed (30%)
Attend 2 Industry Events
Access Pluralsight a minimum of every 2 weeks during program
Will the course handouts be downloadable for future reference?
Are all the sessions recorded?
Where can I contact you if I have any questions or concerns?
How many hours should I dedicate to the course a week?
How do we test what we are learning?
Can I take more than one course?
Are there guidelines within the program?
How do I get accepted into the program?