In partnership with City School by Mohawk College and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Industry-Education Council of Hamilton offered a FREE training opportunity for persons over 19 years old and not enrolled in high school, college or university. The course helped in building and creating websites that supported job seekers and those interested in starting a new career.
Coding Bootcamp offered web development for absolute beginners and had no coding-based prerequisites! Applicants were expected to possess general computer skills such as being able to navigate applications & websites as well as copying, pasting & saving various file types. By the end of this course, participants learned tools that enabled them to create their own web page with various functions and features. Mastering this range of technologies allowed them to develop high-quality websites that work seamlessly on mobile, tablet, and large-screen browsers. The course culminated in a personal website project and a presentation to fellow classmates about the function and use of the site and the tools that they learned.
This unique program offered students, in Grades 6-8, the opportunity to learn simple software programming languages allowing them to explore the world of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). This introduction opened up career pathways and 21st-century learning skills for students. The IEC of Hamilton recruited ICT professionals and post-secondary students to facilitate the delivery of the club.
As a result of this course, participants:
- built a spark of interest in ICT
- were equipped with an introductory foundation in software programming
- developed critical thinking, collaboration, and creative thinking skills
- continued educational achievement past high school
Small Business Foundations for Women
- built confidence that can help them in starting a new business.
- were able to describe their own personal skills that can contribute to their success as an entrepreneur.
- improved presentation skills while learning to develop and deliver a business pitch.
Funding for this project was provided by Women4Change at Hamilton Community Foundation.
Engineers in the Classrooms
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
- were empowered and inspired to build their confidence to start a new business.
- developed an understanding of, connections in and practical experience with Hamilton’s small business and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
- received a low-risk exploration of and introduction to the process and mechanics of business ownership such as registration, licensing and funding.
Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Certification
Mentors In Greater Hamilton Teaching Youth (M.I.G.H.T.Y.)
- Earn ‘certifications’, ‘reach ahead’, ‘experiential learning’ and ‘co-op’ towards fulfilling SHSM requirements
- Develop your own business plan with support of a mentor and coach, apply to the Summer Company Program (grant opportunity up to $3000)
- Opportunity to earn 2 Co-op credits over the summer running your own business