Digital Skills for Women 2020

DS4W-2020

Digital Skills for Women is a non-profit learning cohort created by women for women aimed at female-identifying professionals who do not have experience in the tech/digital/IT industry. Powered by Digital Nova Scotia and Sponsored by CloudKettle, this cohort is designed to help participants learn more about industry-related topics, the ecosystem, and career opportunities. The purpose of Digital Skills for Women is to help participants build confidence, learn industry language, and ultimately leave better positioned to explore and enter a career in digital/tech/IT.

The curriculum for each cohort will be slightly different based on the feedback we get from the applications and the cohort group. We’ll be bringing in primarily women experts to lead each session.

How to Apply:

The Spring 2020 application is now closed. Acceptances will be sent out between March 4, 2020  – March 13, 2020. Due to the volume of applicants, we do not send out rejections. Thank you for your understanding. 

Who:

Digital Skills for Women is for female-identifying professionals who do not have experience in the tech/digital/IT industry and are interested in learning more about industry-related topics, the ecosystem, and career opportunities.

What:

Digital Skills for Women is a free 12-week, instructor-led program with an estimated value of $1,500(CAD).

Material Covered:

The content for each cohort will be slightly different based on the cohort members and their application feedback. However, topics that may be covered include:

  • Digital marketing strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • SEO
  • Content marketing
  • Privacy
  • Blockchain
  • UX/UI
  • Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Databases
  • Website strategy

When:

Start Date: March 21, 2020 End Date: May 30, 2020

Six Sessions: Three-hour meetings will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Please look carefully at the dates below as attendance is mandatory.

Digital Skills for Women Spring 2020 Cohort Session Dates
Session 1: March 21, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 2: April 4, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 3: April 11, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 4: May 2, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 5: May 9, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 6: May 30, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where:

Room 303, Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave, Halifax, NS. 

Why:

Our goal in hosting Digital Skills for Women is to make learning accessible to individuals who are passionate about exploring careers in the digital/tech/IT industry.

Hear From Past Participants

“Great diversity of topics and expertise.”

“The opportunity to learn in an environment with and from female professionals was immensely valuable.”

“The presenters were passionate and very informed about their respective industries. I loved that they made themselves open for further communications.”

“Presenters were QUALITY. They knew their stuff and they helped us relate to the subjects we didn’t understand through real-world examples.”

“I am very excited to recommend this to friends and colleagues. I think both the structure and content were perfect.”

“It’s an amazing program that I hope many women in Halifax get to take part in because it really changed the game.”

Digital Skills for Women Guidelines

Priority for this program will be given to individuals based on their background and application. Digital Skills for Women reserves the right to ask participants to leave the program if they violate any of the guidelines of the program.

  • The program is designed to build on the knowledge gained in previous sessions. Individuals who miss one or more sessions may be asked to leave.
  • Supplementary course work may be necessary to solidify learning that takes place in the sessions.
  • Digital Skills for Women promotes diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business. Disruptive or offensive behavior will not be allowed.

How to Apply:

The Spring 2020 application is now closed. Acceptances will be sent out between March 4, 2020  – March 13, 2020. Due to the volume of applicants, we do not send out rejections. Thank you for your understanding. 

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