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ADaPT Atlantic

Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT)

 

Applications open July 25, close August 28

Workshops begin October 5.

*It is recommended to have a Google account to access this Google form and make this application process smoother.

Want more learn more?
Attend our information session Wednesday, August 10th at 12 noon ADT (Atlantic time).

Program Overview

Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT) is a skills development and work placement program that bridges the employment gap for final semester students and post-secondary graduates. ADaPT Atlantic is a joint collaboration between Toronto Metropolitan University’s Diversity Institute and Saint Mary’s University. 

 Founded by Toronto Metropolitan University’s Diversity Institute, it was initially designed to help graduates in humanities and social sciences transition to employment. 

 Today, graduates of any background may partake in ADaPT – in fact, the interdisciplinary nature of the cohorts add to its value. ADaPT ensures training in today’s most in-demand skills such as digital literacy and communications. Since 2014, the ADaPT program has trained more than 840 participants. 

 ADaPT provides training in digital literacy, communications, research, business financials, career skills, and more, and helps grads compete for paid work placements (not guaranteed). 

 ADaPT is offered via two streams: Online (self-directed learning) and Virtual Classroom (instructor-led). Preference is not guaranteed, though we will aim to accommodate your selection. 

Admission Requirements

ADaPT is a competitive program with a rigorous screening process. Participants must demonstrate a commitment to complete the training and actively participate in all programming. Participants are responsible for actively seeking placement opportunities while leveraging the support of the program.

Applications will be evaluated based on academic and professional achievements, as well as personal motivation.

Online (self-directed) 

Delivered through asynchronous learning – participants will have access to a series of online modules for self-guided learning. Although this learning is self-paced and accessible at any time of day, participants are given a deadline for the completion of each module. 

Once a week, a virtual check-in session is held for all participants. These group sessions are facilitated by a staff member and hosted via Zoom. These are an opportunity for participants to clarify their learning and to network amongst each other. 

Virtual Classroom (instructor-led) 

Delivered virtually, on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings – participants attend live workshops via Zoom in combination with access to online modules. The virtual instructor-led workshops offer hands-on exercises and opportunities to practice with peers. Each workshop may include tasks or assignments to be completed prior to or after each session. The online modules solidify the foundational knowledge of each topic. 

Participants will attend a career support session with a Career Counsellor. 

New: Specialization Options

ADaPT is a competitive program with a rigorous screening process. Participants must demonstrate a commitment to complete the training and actively participate in all programming. Participants are responsible for actively seeking placement opportunities while leveraging the support of the program.

Applications will be evaluated based on academic and professional achievements, as well as personal motivation.

Specializations are a new addition to the ADaPT Core program. After all the workshops/modules have been completed, ADaPT participants may enter specialized training with the objective of securing a work placement within that field. This is not mandatory, but we highly encourage all participants to take advantage of this additional training if they wish to pursue a career in these areas .

The specialization options are: 
  • Sales
  • Digital Marketing
  • Software Engineering

 

Time Commitment: 1 week
  • Sales pitches
  • Strategic account management initiatives
  • Competency inventories and metrics
  • Driving and winning sales opportunities
  • Sales pipelines, forecasting sales 
  • Professional communications with clients
  • Performance support and sales team collaboration
  • Client-focused solutions and professional sales conduct
  • Productivity tools and CRM platforms 
  • Handling objections, roadmaps for closing deals
Time Commitment: 6 weeks
ADaPT has partnered with Jelly Academy to offer Digital Marketing training.
  • Social Media
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Google Ads
  • Facebook & Instagram Ads
  • Google Analytics & Public Relations
Time Commitment: 10-12 weeks
Must be willing to relocate to Ontario
ADaPT has partnered with Revature to offer Software Engineering training. 
(Coding background not required). 
Revature is a technology talent development company. They hire graduates and train them in high demand software skills before deploying them to work on information technology projects for Revature’s corporate and government clients.
  • Get Training & Experience
  • If successfully hired by Revature, you will go through an intensive, customized 10-12-week program, learning the skills and working on projects that set you on your career path. Revature will pay you to train and to get certified in the most important technologies that meet the needs of today’s top businesses:
  • Foundational (Java fullstack, Microsoft. NET, Java with Automation)
  • Specialized (Cloud Admin, Big Data, Mulesoft, Cybersecurity, Pega, Salesforce to name a few)
  • Custom (Java/Microservices with React, Java with Pivotal Cloud Foundry)
  • And more!
  • Kickstart your Career
  • After successfully completing training, you will be assigned to a Revature client project and begin working on leading-edge technologies for some  of the most innovative companies in the world.

Partners

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Training

As an ADaPT participant, you can expect

 

Digital training

  • Get 70+ hours of workshop training in HTML coding, Microsoft Office, SEO, Data Analytics, Adobe Suite and more.

Professional training

  • Gain skills in employment, leadership, business financials, personal branding and communications.

Career coaching

  • Enhance your employment prospects. Get career-ready with preparation for the interview process.

Paid work placement

  • ADaPT works with program participants to match graduates with work placements from top employers.
  • Placement is not guaranteed.

Over 840 participants

have received training through ADaPT since 2014

ADaPT taught me how to navigate the modern workplace, pushed me to develop myself personally, and open a path for me to shine. I came out of every single training session enriched, and rapidly found myself, not pushed, but growing into my professional life. I was surrounded by the most talented peers and passionate instructors, and through them rediscovered my hope for a better future.

Felix Kyros Ang

ADaPT 9 Alumni

Contact us

To know more or for any questions reach out to us via email at adaptinfo@smu.ca

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