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Opening Doors: WCT Career Readiness Program

The Opening Doors Career Readiness Program, sponsored by Microsoft, will provide new and soon-to-be comm-tech women graduates with the hard and soft skills to enter and succeed in the digital technology sectors. The program includes monthly webinars, as well as professional development training through Amazon Web Services' (AWS) program AWS Educate; a free WCT membership; access to WCT's online networking platform WCTConnect; and virtual coaching and mentorship (to be launched in 2021).

This program will:

  • Give young women graduates access to quality employment opportunities that reflect their skills, experience, and education in the new digital workplace
  • Enhance and develop career-establishment strategies and skills in young women graduates by offering virtual and in-person networking, coaching and mentorship opportunities, and professional development skills early on in their career
  • Provide a virtual library of resources intended to give young women graduates access to expertise/industry knowledge
  • Discover the real-world job opportunities of their degree

Programming Pillars

Professional Development Webinars and Training

  • WCT's webinar series will function as professional development for students to gain knowledge and valuable skills and understand how to navigate the professional world in the post-COVID-19 era. These webinars will live online as a library that is easily accessed through WCTConnect.
  • General knowledge topics will include topics like Negotiation, Virtual Meeting Etiquette, Training on Applications like Microsoft Teams/Slack/Trello/Mural, Intro to Design Thinking, Early Career Acceleration, Leadership Skills, Self-Promotion/Self-Branding, Projecting Confidence in the Workplace
  • Specialized webinars will demystify career opportunities available to post-secondary faculties and departments that may not have a high female alumni success rate.
  • AWS Educate is Amazon's global initiative to provide students with comprehensive resources for building skills in the cloud. It offers professional development training for students at no cost. 

     Virtual Networking Community through WCTConnect Platform

  • Young women can create a virtual network of support, ask questions, and connect with working professionals.
  • The targeted job board will bring employment opportunities from leading companies in Canada directly to graduating female students who are seeking jobs and set them up to cultivate an enriching career.
  • The Q + A board and chat feature gives students the opportunity to access online expertise from female leaders from wherever they are geographically located.

Free WCT Student Membership

  • Students can access national professional development webinars that will expand their knowledge of opportunities out there.
  • Students can access in-person and online local chapter events either free or at a discounted rate that will provide real-world networking and experience.

Coaching and Mentorship (to be launched in 2021)

  • The program will offer a formal online coaching and mentorship opportunity with female professionals (from early- to senior-level career) working in the industry who can provide real-world guidance applicable to their job search. Students will be required to apply and state their clear mentorship objectives as space is limited.

How to Sign Up

Claim your WCT membership

Sign up for WCTConnect

If you have any questions about this program, email openingdoors@wct-fct.com.

Program SpONSORS

Patron Sponsor:

 

 

Program Sponsor:

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Affiliate Sponsor:

 

 

 

AWS Educate is Amazon's global initiative to provide students comprehensive resources for building skills in the cloud at no-cost. Click on the link to sign up: http://awseducate.com/

Sponsorship Opportunities

Patron Sponsor

Benefits:

  • Branding as a patron sponsor of the WCT Career Readiness Program
  • Access to WCTConnect’s job board to post career opportunities for students
  • 3 employee profiles on WCTConnect
  • 3 webinars organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor
  • 3 virtual Q+A sessions organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor’s chosen industry expert

Program Sponsor

Benefits:

  • Branding as a program sponsor of the WCT Career Readiness Program
  • Access to WCTConnect’s job board to post career opportunities for students
  • 1 employee profile on WCTConnect 
  • 1 webinar organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor
  • 1 virtual Q+A session organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor’s chosen industry expert

Affiliate Sponsor

Benefits:

  • Branding as an affiliate partner to the WCT Career Readiness Program
  • Access to WCTConnect’s job board to post career opportunities for students

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact openingdoors@wct-fct.com

Post-Secondary Education Partners