In Her Shoes: Elevate - Reskilling In Specialized Technology
IN HER SHOES: Elevate - Reskilling in Specialized Technology
In Her Shoes: Elevate Reskilling in Specialized Technology is a certification program for employment-ready women (cis and trans) and gender-diverse individuals who are ready to upgrade their technology skills to secure immediate employment in various sectors that require advanced technological expertise within their workforce.
This program is in the developmental stages, set to launch summer 2021. We need to know what you're looking for to create a program that effectively matches job-seekers with the training and skills required for success which local employers are seeking.
Please complete a short survey to help us maximize this opportunity:
Interested Participant -----------------> I may be interested in upgrading my skills to work in Specialized Technology as a participant
I employ high-tech workers ---------> I employ high-tech workers
What is Rapid Reskilling and why do we need it?
The pandemic has widened the gap of women contributing in the workplace as they are being splayed in caring responsibilities for their families, educating their young, supporting their parents, supporting their partners all at the sacrifice of their own careers. The Feminist Shift sums it up nicely "We know that before the pandemic, women in Waterloo Region were more likely to be found working precariously in part-time and low-wage jobs, doing care work and that they represented a large number of the employees in some of the sectors hardest hit by the result of lockdowns." This is why YW Kitchener-Waterloo In Her Shoes: Training and Employment Services has partnered with YWCAs across South and Eastern Ontario to provide reskilling for high demand jobs right here in Waterloo Region thanks to funding from FedDev.
When women and gender-diverse people are trained for high-demand jobs, their employment opportunities expand, and that is good for the entire economy:
We'll be announcing some exciting micro credentialing opportunities in Advanced Technology in the near future!
Please help us by completing the survey which is most relevant to you:
For more information please contact:
Tanja Gancevich, Elevate - Rapid Reskilling Project