• Tech Connect

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

COVID-19 Update: All our workshops and info sessions have temporarily moved online. Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our program participants and staff; we will resume our in-class workshops once it's safe to do so. 

Program Highlights:

  • A confidence-building, supportive environment
  • Learn how to navigate the Canadian workplace culture and minimize the challenges faced by newcomers
  • Two weeks of intake and needs assessment
  • Three weeks of group-based online employment skills workshops, guest speaker presentations, and employment coaching
  • Up to three months of follow up support
  • Financial assistance for transit and childcare based on eligibility

Participants must be:

  • Immigrant or refugee women with background and experience in Information Technology (IT), residing in BC
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada: a permanent resident, a refugee with confirmed status, or a live-in caregiver (temporary foreign worker who holds or has received approval of an open work permit) 
  • Unemployed or underemployed and able to participate in the program
  • Proficient in English - Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 6 or higher

Program start date: November 23, 2020

Do you work in BC's tech industry? Learn how you can support Tech Connect by becoming a mentor.

Contact:

 604 219 8525 | techconnect@ywcavan.org