Digital Skills for Women

Digital Skills for Women Halifax

Applications for the Digital Skills for Women Spring 2019 cohort are now open!

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:

Apply here: http://bit.ly/DigitalSkillsWomenSpring –  Applications will close on March 6 at midnight.

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 Management Systems/Websites
  • Project Management
  • Product Management
  • Analyst Roles
  • Cyber Security

When:

Start Date: March 27, 2019    End Date: June 1, 2019

Six Sessions: Three-hour meetings will be held on the following Wednesdays 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM and Saturdays from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Please look carefully at the dates below as attendance is mandatory.

Digital Skills for Women Spring Cohort Session Dates
Session 1: Wed, March 27, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Session 2: Wed, April 10, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Session 3: Wed, April 17, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Session 4: Wed, May 8, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Session 5: Sat, May 25, 2019 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 6: Sat, June 1, 2019 9:30 AM – 12:30 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.

Digital Skills for Women Guidelines

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

  1. The first session is mandatory.
  2. Any individual that misses one or more sessions will be asked to leave.
  3. For security purposes, all attendees must sign an attendance sheet at the beginning of each session.
  4. Disruptive or intolerant behavior will not be allowed.

How to Apply:

Apply here: http://bit.ly/DigitalSkillsWomenSpring – Applications will close on March 6, 2019.

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