The Flexible Upskilling Network (F.U.N.™) Program

Are you a graduate looking to break into the workforce?

The Flexible Upskilling Network (F.U.N.™) program is a blended, hands-on learning experience, where participants work together with like-minded, passionate individuals in order to develop new skills, create portfolio ready projects, and create innovations for real-world problems.

In addition to providing valuable, resumé-ready experience, two-thirds of program participants will receive a paid internship opportunity at the end of the program.

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Upskilling and job placement opportunities in any of 20 exciting digital
career pathways

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Social Media Manager

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Full Stack Developer

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Cybersecurity Analyst

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Web Manager

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Technical QA Analyst

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Business Analyst

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Systems Administrator

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Machine Learning Engineer

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Graphic Designer

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Product Manager

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Junior Data Scientist

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Project Manager

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DevOps Engineer

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UX Designer

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Ecommerce Manager

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Mobile Developer

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Digital Producer

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Web Developer

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Cloud Architect

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Digital Marketer

By participating you will also learn:

Megaphone Leadership


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Improve your chance of getting hired with resume reviews and advice, interview training, and hand-on digital skills development.

Social Media
Open Source
UX Design

What participants are saying

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It was really fun! I liked how there wasn’t too much structure… No tests.
No quizzes. It was freeform and we could set our own goals.

Matthew Almeria, participant

How does F.U.N.™ help young graduates?

If you’re a young graduate, then you know that breaking into the workforce can feel impossible. Prepr can help you find the experience and connections you need to get ahead.

Through the program’s blended learning approach, participants will learn how to use Prepr’s P.I.E.® Framework, building the skills they need to close three essential skills gaps: expertise in innovation, business development (entrepreneurship, sales, commercialization), and project management.

Participants will also build important soft skills like communication, collaboration, and problem solving as well as technical and digital skills, in order to help them secure gainful employment and succeed in their careers. By working together with other young graduates, participants will also make connections and learn valuable teamwork skills.

The program also includes interactive onboarding workshops, helping to align participant’s new and existing skills with current workplace challenges.

At the end of the program participants will gain a P.I.E.® certification and a portion of participants be partnered with employers for a paid work placement for up to 12 weeks, helping them to further their skills development and gain valuable work experience.

Where is F.U.N.™ taking place?

While the Accelerated Skills Training will be delivered virtually, participants may be asked to work either remotely or on-site depending on employer requirements and the Covid-19 prevention measures in effect.

How much does F.U.N.™ cost?

The program is free to youth participants.

Program Schedule

Two cohorts of 30 youth will participate in the program.

Cohort 1

June 26 –
July 28, 2023

Application deadline: June 9th

Cohort 2

Aug. 8 –
Sept. 8 2023

Application deadline: July 21st

Employer matching

Sept. 2023

Do you qualify?

  • You are between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who have been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • You are a resident of Ontario.
  • You are able to commit for the duration of the program.
  • You have either studied or have experience in design, information technology, marketing or business.

Individuals from Black communities, Indigenous communities, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.

We thank our partners

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