Digital Skills for Women

Digital Skills for Women

Digital Skills for Women is a learning cohort created by women for women aimed at female professionals who do not have experience in the tech/digital/IT industry. This cohort is for them to learn more about industry-related topics, the ecosystem, and career opportunities. 

The purpose of Digital Skills for Women is to build confidence, learn industry language, and ultimately leave better positioned to explore and enter the IT industry.

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 women experts to lead each session.

Want to learn more about our co-chairs and what inspired them to start this learning cohort? Click here to read an interview with the co-chairs Eilidh Lindsay-Sinclair and Emily Gorman as they share their inspiration behind starting Digital Skills for women.

How to Apply:

Applications for the Fall 2019 Cohort are now closed. Check back for updates in December 2019 about the Winter 2020 cohort. 

Who:

Digital Skills for Women will be geared towards female 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, here are some topics that might be covered:

  • Google Analytics
  • Data/Databases
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Content strategy 
  • Social media strategy 
  • Blockchain 
  • Privacy 
  • User experience 

When:

Start Date: October 5, 2019    End Date: December 7, 2019

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 Winter Cohort Session Dates
Session 1: October 5, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 2: October 19, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 3: November 2, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 4: November 16, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 5: November 30, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 6: December 7, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where:

Volta – 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS. Free street parking is available on Salter and Barrington street.

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. CloudKettle reserves the right to ask participants to leave the program if they violate any of the guidelines of the program.

  • The course 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:

Applications for the Fall 2019 Cohort are now closed. Check back for updates in December 2019 about the Winter 2020 cohort. 

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