launch a career in tech

our programs

ready to switch your career, learn something new, or expand your existing skill set?

choose from one of 3 online self-directed tech programs that span 12 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. 

ux design

Learn best practices for designing all aspects of the end user’s interaction with a company, including its website.

cyber security

Learn how to install and configure security systems, perform threat analysis, and apply risk mitigation strategies for 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

am i eligible?

To be eligible for our programs you must be 18 years or older, and have completed a high school GED or equivilant.

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.

what's included?

  • 30-50 hours of virtual training 
  • 6 group career support sessions
  • live online tutoring
  • topic specific live study groups
  • tech industry mentorship through Halifax Connector Program
  • Digital Nova Scotia membership

the commitment

Our programs are 12 weeks in length and require you to complete between 2-5 hours of course content on average per week.

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

“I have enjoyed the Skills for Hire program very much. In addition to the upgrade of our technical skills, we’ve had access to webinars and round tables that enhance the possibility of getting a job. In particular, I really enjoyed the employer panel where we had the chance to listen to what experts think about people changing careers or just trying to update their skills. From the employer panel I was able to start a relationship to extend my network and, hopefully, secure a job. I would highly
recommend the program to anyone looking for a pivot in their careers. Thank you so much.”


– Pablo Borys, Former Skills for Hire Student

Web Design and Development

find out more

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

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.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program.