Conestoga news

March 22, 2017 4:25 PM

Free technology training program for women starts April 2017

Conestoga has been awarded funding for a fourth intake delivery of the IT Business Analysis program through the Women in Skilled Trades and Information Technology Training program, scheduled to start April 24, 2017 at the Doon campus.

Funded through the Province of Ontario, the program is free for participants and designed to support low-income women who are unemployed or underemployed as they prepare for successful careers in information technology that include: 

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst - Developer
  • Information Analyst
  • Data Analyst/Miner/Warehousing
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Informatics Consultant/Systems Business Analyst
  • Information Systems Quality Assurance Analyst

Prospective students require a diploma or degree and will be interviewed during the application process. Previous students have come to the program from diverse backgrounds that include nursing, engineering and business.

The program includes 40 weeks of in-class training that runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A 10-week work placement follows.

Program information sessions are scheduled throughout March and April for individuals interested in participating. 

Doon campus

Waterloo campus

For more information about the program and the sessions, contact the college by email or call 519-748-5220, ext. 3965.