Maisha had always been passionate about IT. She moved to Canada from Bangladesh in 2017 and immediately started pursuing her passion for tech. She obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering Systems and Computing Engineering. Yet, even with the degree, her lack of Canadian work experience made it difficult for Maisha to land a job.

Maisha decided to research professional certification programs that would give her insight into the Canadian workforce and allow her to learn the newest tech skills. She saw a post about NPower Canada on LinkedIn. A friend of hers had completed one of our programs and told Maisha great things about NPower Canada, so Maisha applied to the Junior Data Analyst program.

Maisha joined the program in the middle of COVID-19 and lockdowns. The fact that the course was delivered virtually allowed her to feel safe while pursuing her dream career. Maisha felt more comfortable at home and still found ways to connect to her peers.

The difference the program had on Maisha’s life was immense. After completing the program, she received “a tremendous amount of responses from various employers from reputable companies”. She recalls, “Almost every day was an interview day!” The Junior Data Analyst program had given her the edge she needed to compete in the Canadian market.

“I worked with an amazing scrum group in an agile environment, learning about various Python tools and libraries. It was such a rewarding experience that I immediately joined […] an alumni program,” Maisha said.

When reflecting back on her decision to join NPower Canada, Maisha had this to say:

“Joining NPower Canada was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Thanks to the amazing and supporting team at NPower Canada, you’ll get the access you need to opportunities to grow personally and professionally.”

Maisha loved NPower Canada so much that she applied for a position with us. She now works as a Junior Technical Instructor, a role she described as her dream job. We’re so lucky to have her as part of the NPower Canada family.