frequently asked questions 

  1. What does skills for hire look for in a candidate for a program? 
    • We are looking for people who have a significant interest in the program. We are also looking for people who have time to put work into the course content and see it through to completion. 
  2. How will this program help me with future employment?
    • You receive a certification which gives you an advantage over other candidates to enter the tech industry because you have more experience and training. 
  3. Can I access Pluralsight after the program ends?
    • Yes, you can access Pluralsight for 6 months from the date you renew your license. However, once the program ends there will be no new content posted on Pluralsight
    • You also must complete the entire course before the program end date
  4. Are there any other things that Skills for hire offers besides the courses on pluralsight? 
    • Yes, we host 6 zoom sessions for each program. We have an Orientation, 3 Career Kickstarters, and one Tech Employer Panel as well as a LinkedIn Networking session. We also have a slack channel where we post resources regularly and offer weekly office hours with a virtual Teaching Assistant.
  5. How does the certification process work? 
    • In order to achieve your certification, 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. 
  6. Can the course handouts that we can download be used for future reference? 
    • Yes, all PDFs can be saved for future reference, and any links we share can be bookmarked and reviewed later on.
  7. Are all the sessions recorded?
    • 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.
  8. Where can I contact you if I have any questions or concerns?
  9. How many hours should I dedicate to the course a week?
    • It depends, but on average successful students spend about 3-5 hours a week on course work.
  10. How do we test what we are learning?
    • We test students using the skills assessment scores. 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 of knowledge. 
    • There are also learning checks for each course within Pluralsight.
  11. Can I take more than one course?
    • 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.