What we do

  • provide you with introductory web development, digital marketing or UI/UX design training at one of Vancouver’s top coding academies
  • teach you technical language needed to work in the industry
  • provide job readiness and soft skills training
  • connect you to internship/job shadow opportunities

TechWomen is the first program of it’s kind in our region. With it’s woman-centered curriculum that addresses the specific training needs of newcomer women, TechWomen puts its participants on the path to a career in BC’s tech sector.

You can join if you are:
  • A landed immigrant, caregiver (with open work permit), refugee claimant or naturalized citizen
  • A woman
  • Have CLB level 6 or higher
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Interested in pursuing a career in tech
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  • Action planning to identify career goals for training focus
  • 100 hours of language training (8 weeks) to learn vocabulary and communication for tech industry
  • 5-10 weeks of part-time coding and design classes including introduction to web development
  • 8 weeks of full or part-time practicum placement with a local tech company

This program has been supported with a grant from the Canadian Women’s Foundation and its partners, as well as contributions from Startland, CodeCore, Red Academy, Lighthouse Labs and Emily Carr University.

Success Story

Newcomer engineer jump-starts her tech career

Even with an engineering degree and some IT work experience, Prachi had little luck finding a relevant job. But joining a unique ISSofBC program that provided a combination of skills training and job readiness coaching saw her successfully employed five days after completing the program.

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Contact us

Email sarah.rolling@issbc.org
or call 604-684-2561