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Bridge to Cloud Computing & Big Data

Bridge to Cloud Computing and Big Data is a professional bridging program offered in collaboration between the YMCA of Greater Toronto, Employment Ontario and Seneca College.

About the Program

This 12-16 week bridging program is a condensed and modern skills development approach for internationally trained professionals looking for career opportunities within the cloud and data science sector. This program not only covers pre-employment and essential skills in Canada, but also the hands-on technical training that helps in shaping careers in the cloud computing and big data industry. This program is for anyone living in the Greater Toronto Area.

Important Program Information



Why Choose This Program

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn the Canadian IT/Cloud Computing/Big Data landscape and the legislated rules and policies that are relevant when working in Canada
  • Explore the different job families and related positions in these disciplines which are available in Canada, in both the public and private sector
  • Refresh and fill the gap in skills and competencies that relate to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Big Data
  • Integrate and apply their learning through a capstone project where they will work in groups to present design solutions and recommendations at an executive level
  • Participate in placement/internship in Canadian organizations/companies to enrich the real-life experience and apply the skills learned during the bridge program
  • Develop foundation and skills for certification in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics (for example)
  • Complete training as a student of Seneca and affiliate with various Cloud and Big Data companies in the Greater Toronto and Canada
  • Get access to participate in mentoring programs and connections to leading recruitment and hiring professionals
  • Attend weekday classes, so participants can utilize their weekends for other professional development and learning-life balance

Eligibility

  • Be at least 18 years old and a resident of Ontario
  • Have international post-secondary education (at least two years) in the field of IT, Cloud Computing, Data Analysis and have international work experience in their occupation (at least one year) or a combination of 3 years
  • Have language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 7 or higher
  • In addition to mentioned above, participants must be one of the following
    • refugee claimant with a valid work permit
    • permanent resident
    • Convention refugee
    • naturalized Canadian citizen
  • Successfully pass the program admission test and interview

Learning Mode

Hybrid (Online and In-person)-weekday program so that participants can participate in other professional development opportunities during weekends!

Program Length

This program includes 12-16 weeks of training and placement.

  • Week 1-2-Essential Communication and Essential Skills
  • Week 3-6-Technical Training Related to Cloud Computing and Big Data
  • Week 7-Pre-employment Training and Placement Matching
  • Week-8-Completion of Capstone, Presentation, and Graduation
  • Week 9-12 Mandatory Placement for real-life experience
  • Week 12-16-Optional Placement for more insights and skills as per need

The sequence of the topics covered on a certain week may change however scopes and total training remain the same.

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Additional Program Details



Scope of learning

  • The IT landscape in Canada, including Cloud Computing and Big Data Sector
  • IT Job Families and their characteristics, including Cloud Computing and Big Data Sector
  • The Skills Assessment Matrix for Cloud Computing and Big Data Sector
  • Preparing for IT and Cloud Computing and Big Data Sector Interviews
  • Introduction to Specialized IT and Cloud Computing and Big Data Sector Positions

Program Fee

There is a fee for this program, however, participants may be eligible for Ontario Bridge Training Program Bursaries. Please contact our staff for further details by phone (416) 741-8714 or email Bridge.BCCD@YMCAGTA.ORG.

Technical Training

  • Be at least 18 years old and a resident of Ontario
  • Have international post-secondary education (at least two years) in the field of IT, Cloud Computing, Data Analysis and have international work experience in their occupation (at least one year) or a combination of 3 years
  • Have language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 7 or higher
  • In addition to mentioned above, participants must be one of the following
    • refugee claimant with a valid work permit
    • permanent resident
    • Convention refugee
    • naturalized Canadian citizen
  • Successfully pass the program admission test and interview

Next Group/Cohort

  • April 2022
  • July 2022
  • Oct 2022
  • Dec 2022
  • March 2023
  • June 2023
  • Sept 2023
  • Dec 2023
  • Dec 2024
  • Feb 2024
  • May 2024
  • July 2024

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Bridge to Cloud Computing and Big Data Program

For more information about this program or to register please call (416) 741-8714 or email Bridge.BCCD@YMCAGTA.ORG.