Occupational Bridging Program

These programs are designed to help professionals to improve their knowledge and employability skills.

 

For more information on the Accounting/Finance program or IT for Mobile Applications program, please contact us at 416.658.3101 or via e-mail at rsharma@skillsforchange.org

 

Intake and Assessment of IT for Mobile Applications Program: In Progress

Accounting/Finance Program: On Hold

 

Programs are in partnership with:

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The Accounting/Finance program is specifically designed for Ontario Residents who have education and work experience in Accounting/Bookkeeping and Finance from their home countries, and want to become familiar with the Canadian Accounting and Financial systems in Canada, in order to find employment in their field.  This program will help the participants to enhance their language, interpersonal and technical skills.  It also makes them familiar with the most up-to-date accounting and financial software as well as Canadian workplace environment and culture.  Participants will be able to gain Canadian work experience and paid employment in their field. This program has 20 weeks of training and 6 weeks unpaid placement, for a total of 26 weeks.

This program is offered in partnership with the City of Toronto – Toronto Employment & Social Services Division

Requirements:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7+
  • Be familiar with keyboards/computers
  • Have knowledge and experience in the accounting or finance field
  • This program is open to all suitable candidates on social assistance

Duration: 26 weeks – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (3:00 – 5:00pm one-on-one counselling, as needed)

* Includes 6 weeks unpaid job placement (post training); 6 months post-program support

Training Includes:

  • Review of Bookkeeping and Accounting Principles and System
  • MS Word/Google Docs/Cloud computing
  • E-Communication
  • MS Excel, Access, Powerpoint
  • Business Administration Procedures
  • Financial Planning
  • SAGE 300 ERP 2012 (ACCPAC)
  • SAGE 50 2013 (Simply Accounting)
  • Quickbooks

Employment Preparation:

  • Action Planning
  • Resumes/Cover Letters
  • Networking
  • Job Interviews
  • Managing Change
  • Keeping the Job

The IT for Mobile Applications program will teach students how to create and maintain apps for Apple iOS and Android devices. The programming of applications for these devices requires unique programming skills. Students will focus on skills needed to program applications that run on mobile devices. The program is geared towards programmers familiar with JAVA or C++, who would like to apply their know-how to the area of app development. This program has 18 weeks of training and 6 weeks unpaid placement for a total of 24 weeks.

This program is offered in partnership with the City of Toronto – Toronto Employment and Social Services Division (TESS) and Seneca College.

Requirements:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7+
  • Have Programming knowledge
  • Be familiar with JAVA or C++ programming language, keyboard/computers
  • This program is open to all suitable candidates on social assistance.

Duration: 24 weeks

  • Seneca College @York University
  • 1 weeknight evening per week (6:00 – 9:00pm); Saturdays (9:00 – 3:00pm)
  • *Includes 6 weeks unpaid job placement; 6 months post-program support

Training Includes:

  • Software Development – Introduction, Life Cycle, Paradigms, Quality and User Interface Design
  • Object Oriented Programming, Classes Inheritance, Encapsulation and Polymorphism
  • Object Oriented Programming Intro and Concepts
  • Steps toward OOP using Objective C
  • Coding for Reliability
  • Programming Intro and Overview
  • Platform Fundamentals
  • Apple application development fundamentals
  • Application development concepts and techniques
  • Concepts and techniques coverage using Mac OS X
  • Concepts and techniques coverage using IOS
  • Android platform for mobile development
  • Android development framework
  • Android development tools
  • Creating applications and activities
  • Layouts
  • Communication
  • Connecting to databases and content providers
  • Working with Concurrency
  • Digital Media
  • Supervised Labs at Seneca on Thursdays and Fridays from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Employment Preparation:

  • Action Planning
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Networking
  • Job Interviews
  • Managing Change
  • Keeping the Job

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