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uplift Reskilling program

uPLIFT: a brand new Reskilling Program in cambridge

Advancing employment opportunities in our community

YWCA Cambridge’s newest program Uplift Reskilling Program provides women and gender diverse individuals the opportunity to reskill or upskill in the advanced manufacturing and specialized technology fields through certification training and additional supports related to job development and navigating traditionally male-dominated workplaces.

Uplift participants will have access to certification training with a provincially recognized institution. After certification, YWCA staff will assist participants to achieve better employment and to prepare their job skills through activities such as mock interviews and resume-building.


Applications are now closed for Cohort 2. Thank you for all who applied.

Course Overview:
Today’s business environment is fast-paced and constantly evolving. Stay on top by choosing a career that’s always in demand. Studies have shown that those who invest in project management training deliver higher quality results using fewer resources.
Add more versatility and value to your career with project management!

Course Details:
Complete three, 12 week courses online asynchronously.
The online format will allow you to follow weekly modules for each of the 12 weeks. Discussion postings, readings, research, and group project assignments will all be a part of the course requirements.
PMP 401, PMP 402 and PMP 403 have been approved for 39 PDUs by the Project Management Institute (PMI). These PDUs would be automatically recognized when you create an account on the PMI website and fill out information about your Professional Education related to the certification exam.

Start Date: March 7, 2022
End Date: December 9, 2022
The spring program is now full and registration is closed! 

Our Program Partners

We are proud to offer this program in partnership with FedDev Ontario, McMaster University and Brescia University College – Western University.
Certification trainings focusing on the advanced manufacturing and specialized technology fields will be offered through this program. Training fees for participants are generously covered by FedDev Ontario.

If you have questions about eligibility or require more information, please contact Ashley Locke, Program Coordinator, Reskilling Program at a.locke@ywcacambridge.ca

Are you an Employer Interested in providing mentorship or employment opportunities to participants?

YWCA Cambridge’s Uplift Reskilling program is an innovative upskilling/reskilling program designed to meet the changing needs of the advanced manufacturing sector in Cambridge and surrounding areas. If your organization is interested in providing mentorship opportunities to current students or think that our graduates may could could round out your workforce upon graduation, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Ashley Locke, Program Manager to learn more.

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View Our November Uplift speaker series

Women in Data Science: Pathways to Data Science
Recorded on November 24, 2021
Topic: Pathways to Data Science; Exploring the world of data science and how to break into an industry that is growing and expanding everyday.
Hosted in partnership with Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, Medical Affairs Department.
If you missed this informative session, you can view the recording HERE.
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