BIT Academy Announces Early 2023 Professional Development Workshops

BIT Academy holds professional development workshops several times a year. These workshops are intended to help our candidates with important skills necessary from pre-employment onward. Whether it’s interviewing, creating a resume that will be noticed, answering the toughest of interview questions, effectively communicating in order to make an impression from the first interaction through employment, or gaining familiarity with remote meeting platforms and their accessibility features, BIT Academy offers skills needed for professionals to succeed.

Each workshop consists of two, 1.5-hour sessions, one week apart, that meet remotely. These workshops are scheduled on alternating days each month, in order to provide flexibility for those who wish to attend. To register for a workshop send us an email with your preferred attendance dates. Note that these workshops can fill up fast.

Our Let’s Get In Touch workshop focuses on how to effectively communicate in professional spaces, with a concentration on email etiquette and familiarity with the accessibility of common remote meeting platforms. This workshop is led by an instructor with a background in professional communication and is required for those enrolled in BIT Academy. Part one of this session will focus on email etiquette while part two will focus on common meeting platforms used by corporate and other organizations. Accessibility handouts will be provided.

The Let’s Get In Touch workshop will meet monthly via Google Meet. Dates and times provided are in US Mountain Time:

  • Thursday, January 5 & 12: 10am-11:30am
  • Friday, February 3 & 10: 12pm-1:30pm
  • Monday, March 6 & 13: 2pm-3:30pm

Our Tell Me About Yourself workshop focuses on resume crafting, and how to grab the attention of a hiring manager as quick as the blink of an eye. This workshop focuses on resume building and interview responses that will answer this all-important question, setting candidates on the path to a successful job search. This is not a typical resume and interviewing skills seminar, but rather we use methodology crafted from direct feedback from hiring managers, recruiters, and employment specialists. This course is required for those enrolled in BIT Academy. The first segment in this workshop focuses on the purpose of the question “Tell me about yourself” in resumes and interviews. The second segment will dive deeper into the interview, identify additional stress questions, discuss disability disclosure, and provide tips for interview preparations. This is a can’t miss workshop for professionals with disabilities who want to stand out in the stack of resumes.

The Tell Me About Yourself workshop will meet monthly via Google Meet. Dates and times provided are in US Mountain Time:

  • Tuesday, January 17 & 24: 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 15 & 22: 9am-10:30am
  • Thursday, March 23 & 30: 9am-10:30 am