ReNEW – Tech Reskilling Program

ReNEW – Tech Reskilling Program

The ReNEW Tech Reskilling Program is a Skills Advance Ontario initiative, generously funded by Employment Ontario. It equips Ontario incumbent workers with in-demand skills for Junior IT Analyst roles. This program upskills Ontario incumbent workers in high-demand tech skills for Junior IT Analyst roles. Training for incumbent workers will be designed in consultation with their employer. Participants will earn the Google IT Support Fundamentals certification, including the learning outcomes below.

Participants will earn the Google IT Support Fundamentals certification, including the learning outcomes below.

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in high-demand jobs like:

  • Junior IT Analyst
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Service Technician
  • Customer Care Agent
  • Project Analyst
  • Junior Systems Administrator

What you'll learn:

  • User support, networking and cloud fundamentals.
  • Systems administration, cloud infrastructure and IT service management.
  • Knowledge of hardware, software and operating systems.
  • Network models and protocols.
  • Proficiency in Active Directory and OpenLDAP.
  • Troubleshooting and disaster recovery planning.
  • Familiarity with encryption algorithms and techniques.
  • Knowledge of security solutions.

IT and Network Security

  • Learn the three As of information security – authentication, authorization and accounting.
  • Become familiar with encryption algorithms and techniques.
  • Gain knowledge of network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wifi encryption.
  • Learn how to evaluate potential risks and recommend ways to reduce risk.

Successful graduates will benefit from:

  • Personal and professional development
  • Job placement services

  • Post-hire coaching and support
  • Access to corporate mentors and guest speakers

Program details:

  • This program is offered twice per year with sessions beginning in July and in October 2021.
  • The program runs for 15 consecutive weeks, Monday to Friday, 20-hours per week.

Program delivery:

  • Due to current health and safety measures, programs are taking place online. NPower Canada
    will resume a blended teaching model: online classes supplemented by in-person classroom
    teaching, study groups and coaching, once health and safety measures are lifted.

Admission requirements:

  • You must be 31-years or older and a resident of Ontario.
  • You are underemployed or working at a job that is at risk due to automation.
  • You demonstrate an interest in technology.
  • You have a high school diploma or GED from a recognized Canadian or international educational institution.
  • You have a valid social insurance number (SIN) or a valid work permit. Your work permit must be valid for at least one year after the program start.
  • You have successfully completed the program assessment.
  • You have a strong and demonstrated motivation to work and to learn.

Admission process:

  • Admission to NPower Canada programs is highly competitive, we encourage you to apply early!

  • Application form: Fill out the application form below.
  • Online assessment: Eligible participants will be asked to complete a mandatory online program assessment form.
  • Interview: Eligible participants will be interviewed by an admissions team member to see if this program is right for them.
  • Boot camp: All eligible participants must attend the one-week boot camp, prior to the start of the program.

We’re here to help! If for any reason you are not admitted into this program, we can connect you to other great programs and resources, that can lead to an exciting career in IT.

You can apply for this program using the form below.