The following courses are online skills development courses aimed at building the professional skills required for student work placements within the tech-sector to foster the workforce of the future. The courses feature online learning modules from the Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT) program, which has trained more than 900 for paid work placements across Canada.
Are you a Student?
Students participating in work placements (currently or have intentions to in the future) may take any or all of the student ready courses. Regardless of one’s level of tech-expertise, the courses are developed to support students from all disciplines of study and in all types of job placements.
Are you an Employer?
We heard from employers that students must possess key digital skills (effective communication, problem solving, critical thinking, project management, marketing, budgeting, etc.) to be successful in their work placements. Employers have limited time and resources, so the courses focuses on the student’s digital skills, so employers can focus on workplace-specific skills and growing their future workforce.
Employers can connect their students to the relevant courses to enhance their student work placements. Whether part of the onboarding process, or built into the mentorship and skills development process, the courses deliver the digital literacy skills development for your student. The courses are straightforward and an effective way for employers to build their future workforce.
How to Enroll
The student ready courses provide training in digital literacy, project management, communication, business financials, career skills, and many other competencies to support students complete successful student work placements.
- Registration is open and continuous. Students can register and start their courses on a timeline that works best
- Students can learn at their own pace and set goals together with their employers for completion
- Courses are online and can be accessed from a laptop or mobile device
- Students receive certificates and badges for each course they take
- Students who complete all of the courses will receive a certificate and badge of completion
Advanced Skills for Placements
In this module, you’ll be introduced to a simple planning process that’ll save you time and help you become a consistently effective business writer. You’ll learn structuring strategies to help make your messages easy to read and engaging. You’ll also review tips to streamline your message and proofreading tips to reduce errors.
Effective communication is routinely identified by business leaders as one of the most important skills in the workplace Executives say it’s one of only a handful of skills that won’t be automated anytime soon, improving job security for those who master it. Being an effective communicator increases your chances of securing a great job, advancing your career, or building a successful company of your own.
This module provides practical tips to help you gain confidence when speaking to small and large-sized audiences. Non-verbal techniques, such as posture, gestures, and walking patterns, are explored to help you engage with your audience and fully utilize the stage. Additional considerations, like structuring content and leveraging notes, are also explored to enhance the presenter’s delivery.
Introduction to Time Management
Time management helps you identify your priorities, so you can focus your attention on the tasks that matter most to you. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is trying to do everything for everyone when it is sometimes impossible to fit such a large number of tasks within a limited time frame.
Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
Search engines, particularly Google, are the top internet channels used for brand discovery, spanning almost all age groups. It comes as no surprise then that today the global search engine optimization services market is worth a staggering $50 billion, or that search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and search engine optimization are among the most in-demand digital skills.
Creativity and Team Work
Art, music, and writing have become the go-to understanding of creativity. But creativity is not just artistry – although artistry can be creative. It’s about innovation and problem-solving.
Building Resiliency and Positive Team Connections
Being a young professional is rewarding and exciting, but it isn’t always easy. Economic challenges, health crises, complex technology, and fewer on-the-job training programs have made it harder to get started. Whether it’s a stressful project or a full-blown pandemic, as a young professional you’ll face a lot of challenges that are outside of your control. So it’s worth learning how to not only survive but thrive.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
In this workshop, if you possess very limited Excel skills, you will learn more complex functions that are commonly used for analysis. Using a test data set, you will be able to manipulate the data with pivot tables and learn to illustrate your analysis with different graphs.
Introduction to Project Management
Have you ever set a goal only to look back a year later and realize you’ve made very little progress? Not achieving a goal, does not necessarily mean you are unmotivated. It happens because you have a lot of day-to-day things that take up your attention, such as work, school, or family, so these “projects” get put on the backburner. Project Management and Time Management skills can help you plan and execute your goals to make the most of your time and efforts professionally and personally.