From December of 2016 to March of 2017, @NS administered a program that placed more than 50 people between the ages of 18 and 30 in internships designed to give them experience in positions centered around technology. This included everything from teaching others to use technology, to database development and entry to web development and social media marketing. DYI, funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia, provided invaluable experience to university students and graduates looking to get hired in technology fields. The 420 hours of paid, on-the-job training goes a long way in helping participants build a resume that they can use to land careers in their fields of interest. Participants had a great experience!
“I've never worked with teens in a professional capacity so I've had to learn how to interact with them, and it's been fun! I also have learned a LOT about the android operating systems on various devices because of my 1-on-1s. I've probably picked up other skills along the way that I haven't even recognized, but in general I feel my interpersonal skills have developed immensely.”
“I have an opportunity to engage with the association on numerous levels, providing me with a better sense of how the organization functions and what services/benefits it provides its members.”
“I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to work for this program and connect with so many people. I place a lot of emphasis on communicating with others and getting to know them.”
“Every day I looked forward to what may come my way. The patrons who were seeking tutorials were always eager to learn and were very gracious for such programs.”