the programs

Kick-start your career in tech with one of our free, self-directed online learning programs. Skills for Hire is designed to help fill the need for qualified talent in the tech sector through 3 skill-building programs: web design, UX/UI, and cyber security. Each program also includes job search and workplace productivity skills training, a virtual Career Kickstarter course, as well as opportunities to hear from subject matter experts, and an interactive slack channel, to prepare you for an entry-level career in tech.

The programs flow at a pace determined by each individual participant, but to get the most from the experience, these programs are designed to be completed within 6-10 weeks.

web design

Learn the coding languages that tell a website browser what to display on a user’s screen, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Applications for Sep 2020 are now closed.

ux design

Learn best practices for designing all aspects of the end user’s interaction with a company, including its website.
Applications for Sep 2020 are now closed.

cyber security

Learn how to install and configure security systems, perform threat analysis, and apply risk mitigation strategies for cyber security.
Applications for Sep 2020 are now closed.

program eligibility

to be eligible for the skills for hire program, applicants must be:

residents of nova scotia or newfoundland & labrador

18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED

interested in a career in tech

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