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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. 

*Must be permanent residents of Canada, living in BC

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) 
  • A landed immigrant, permanent resident of Canada, or live-in caregiver (with open work permit), or protected person/convention refugee
  • Unemployed or underemployed and able to participate in 4 weeks of daytime virtual workshops
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada and living in BC
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in English - CLB Level 6 or higher 

Participants must meet ALL the eligibility criteria above. 

 

Program Start Dates: Vancouver - October 21, 2024 | Port Coquitlam - September 23, 2024

Register now

 

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For more information on the program schedule, please attend an information session or contact us. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us to discuss accommodation. 


YWCA Tech Connect | Vancouver 
535 Hornby Street - 4th floor, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8
techconnect@ywcavan.org | 604 335 3526 
Office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

YWCA Tech Connect | Port Coquitlam
206 & 208 – 2540 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3W4
techconnect@ywcavan.org  604 335 1498
Office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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