launch a career in web design

about the web design program

April 19 – July 12, 2021

In this fully virtual 12-week program you will learn the fundamentals of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and front-end web design and development basics. All you need is a reliable internet connection and access to a computer! Working at your own pace and your own schedule, you will become fluent in coding languages to create custom-built websites and web-based applications and build the skills necessary to find work in this exciting field.  You will also have access to our Job Search and Workplace Productivity courses, which will help you to understand the tech sector, and learn the best practices to find and secure work.

All of our program content is delivered in pre-recorded video courses which include hands-on projects for you to build your portfolio. This program is a great fit for you if you love to learn online, are self-motivated, and can dedicate 5+ hours a week to the program. 

To be eligible for our programs you must be 18 years or older and have completed a high school GED or equivalent. You must also be a resident of Nova Scotia or Newfoundland & Labrador.

Applications for this program are now closed

what you'll learn


Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the default file format for web documents. You’ll need to know HTML to add information and different types of content to a website.


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) tell web browsers how to display fonts, colours, shapes and even animations. This language adds the element of style to the information on your website.


Using JavaScript, the most widely-deployed programming language in the world, you’ll be able to write front-end client side code, back-end code for servers, or even develop games.

Job Search

Even before you begin looking for employment, it’s important to assess your skills, attitude, and responsibilities. This online course path will make sure you’re ready to find and keep a job and grow your career.

Workplace Productivity

This online course path will help you develop strong communication, the ability to deal with customers and difficult people, and various other transferable skills in addition to your technical web design and development training.

additional program benefits

Although the majority of this program is self-directed, you will also have access to consistent support from the Skills for Hire team throughout the duration of the 12 weeks through our live-demo sessions, program slack channel, career kickstarter series and industry mentorship.


Live demo sessions

You will have the option of dropping into weekly live demo sessions over Zoom each week with a Skills for Hire program specialist. These sessions are designed to help you better understand the web development skills you are learning through watching one of our program specialists perform hands-on web development live over Zoom. Our live demo sessions will offer a deep dive into a different aspect of the curriculum each week.


Program slack channel

The Skills for Hire Slack channel is an online virtual messaging platform that allows you to connect with your peers and the Skills for Hire team. Each week we will post  resources, tips, and suggestions for how you can practice your skills and launch your career. You will have access to the Skills for Hire Slack channel for the 12-week duration of the program.

career kickstarter series

Once you acquire all of your skills for hire, we want you to feel confident and ready to find work! During weeks 3, 5 and 7 of the program, you will have the chance to take part in 1 hour career kickstarter sessions over Zoom with our partners at EnPoint Mentorship. This 3-part series will guide you through lively discussion and hands-on activities that will help you to identify your career goals, grow your online network, polish your resume, and practice your interview skills.

industry mentorship

Skills for Hire is pleased to be partnering with the Halifax Partnership’s Connector Program, in order to match  students of the Skills for Hire program with qualified ICT & Tech industry mentors across the HRM. Each participating student will have the opportunity to be matched with a connector working in the sector. Once they have had a chance to connect, the connector will then connect you with another member in their professional network in the region.

Applications for this program are now closed

"Thoroughly immersed in the learning experience provided by Skills for Hire. The course work along with job search strategies really helped me narrow down on my area of specialization and at the same time helped expand my horizon of skill sets. To top it all, the live workshops really proved to be the icing on the cake, an apt program at the right time. This program did wonders for me, thank you Skills for Hire!"
Vinamra Mathur
Former Skills for Hire Student