TechPrep

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TechPrep is a 10-week technology career program offered by the Murphy Centre, dedicated to helping individuals explore the thriving tech sector in Newfoundland & Labrador. Our mission is to empower participants to discover their potential in the tech industry.

During the first week, we provide an immersive in-person experience where participants gain insights into various tech career paths, explore exciting local tech companies, and discover employment opportunities in the region. Equipping participants with essential skills, we offer guidance on job hunting, resume writing, and navigating post-secondary training options.

Weeks two through ten present a flexible self-paced learning journey via the IBM SkillsBuild Platform. Participants engage in a custom learning path tailored specifically for TechPrep, delving into current tech subjects such as Web Development, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, Python, Data Science, UX/UI, Cloud Computing, and Cybersecurity.

TechPrep focuses on aiding participants in making informed decisions regarding a potential tech career. While the program is not a direct preparation for entering the tech workforce, it serves as a stepping stone for those seeking to gauge their passion and aptitude for the tech industry. Many graduates may continue their journey through post-secondary education, while others with transferable skills or prior education could potentially seize immediate career opportunities in tech.

Join us at TechPrep and embark on an exciting exploration of the tech world, uncovering your true calling and unlocking a wealth of possibilities in Newfoundland & Labrador’s burgeoning tech sector. Take the first step towards a rewarding future with TechPrep today!

Eligibility
To be eligible for the TechPrep program participants must:

  • Identify as unemployed or underemployed
  • Be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Be interested in exploring a career in the Technology Sector
  • Be available to complete the 10-week training program
  • Currently not be enrolled in a post-secondary program
  • Have basic digital literacy skills

Online Application
We are now accepting applications for TechPrep. Individuals can complete the online application via this link.


FAQ

Who is TechPrep for?
TechPrep is ideal for individuals interested in the tech industry and seeking a comprehensive introduction to potential tech career paths. Whether you are a recent graduate, a professional looking to transition into tech, or someone exploring new career possibilities, TechPrep welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds.

What will I learn during the program?
During the in-person week, participants learn about career paths, employment opportunities, and post-secondary options. Additionally, you’ll gain valuable job-hunting skills, including resume writing and job search strategies. From weeks two to ten, you’ll embark on self-paced courses via the IBM SkillsBuild Platform, focusing on Web Development, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL, Data Science, Cloud Computing, and Cybersecurity.

How much does TechPrep cost?
There is no cost to participants to complete TechPrep.

Does TechPrep guarantee a job placement?
TechPrep is not a job placement program. Instead, it empowers participants to explore and assess if a career in tech aligns with their interests and strengths. While it doesn’t guarantee employment, many participants proceed to pursue post-secondary education or leverage their newfound skills for tech-related careers.

Is prior tech experience required?
No prior tech experience is required to join TechPrep. The program is designed to cater to individuals from various backgrounds, and the curriculum starts with foundational concepts before gradually progressing to more advanced topics.

How do I apply for TechPrep?
To apply for TechPrep, complete the online application via this link. Follow the application instructions and submit your details. The selection process is based on eligibility criteria and availability.

Is TechPrep only available in-person?
The program’s first week is conducted in-person, but can be completed remotely if you are unable to attend in-person. Weeks two to ten offer a self-paced online learning experience via the IBM SkillsBuild Platform. This combination allows for flexibility and accessibility for participants across Newfoundland & Labrador.

Can I transition to a tech career after TechPrep?
While TechPrep primarily aims to help participants explore the tech sector and make informed decisions, many graduates pursue further education in tech-related fields. Others with transferable skills may find opportunities to start their tech careers.


Contact

Have a question? Want to learn more? Get in touch!

Jeff Hillyard
Program Coordinator – TechPrep
709-753-2830
[email protected]