Tech Connect
Programs & Services

Tech Connect

YWCA Tech Connect is a free 10-week program that supports newcomer self-identifying women with experience in IT to secure rewarding careers in the tech industry. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Learn how to navigate the Canadian workplace culture and minimize the challenges faced by newcomers 
  • Employment-related workshops focused on the tech industry 
  • Four weeks of employment coaching 
  • Access to mentorship, tech networking events and guest speakers relevant to the tech industry
  • Up to six months of follow up support 
  • Access to additional YWCA services 
  • Financial assistance for transit and child care based on eligibility 
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE
  • Newcomer self-identifying women with background and experience in Information Technology (IT) 
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada: permanent resident, protected person/convention refugee, or live-in caregiver with work permit 
  • Unemployed or underemployed and able to participate in 4 weeks of daytime virtual workshops  
  • Permanent resident of Canada, living in British Columbia 
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in English - Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 6 or higher 

Interested in joining us? If you meet the criteria above, please fill out our registration form.

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YWCA Tech Connect 
200 - 720 E Hastings Street, Vancouver 
techconnect@ywcavan.org | 604 219 8525

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