“York University’s new work-integrated program model – an extraordinary first for Canada – will improve social mobility by removing financial barriers to post-secondary access and success. Starting with the innovative Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Digital Technologies, York is working in partnership with employers to address acute labour market needs. Together, we’re building a more equitable ICT workforce that prepares aspiring technology professionals to develop, improve and protect products and services through the implementation of IT solutions. Learners will specialize to become software developers, cybersecurity analysts or data scientists.” – Rhonda Lenton, York University President
“The Digital Technologies degree program is an example of the innovative, timely and job-ready academic programming that will be offered at York University’s Markham Campus. In its first year, the program will be delivered through our state-of-the-art Learning Space in IBM Canada’s headquarters in Markham, a dynamic and high-profile environment where students will be surrounded by academic researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers.” – Gordon Binsted, Deputy Provost, Markham Campus
“Although this learning model is a first for Canada, it’s widely used across more than 100 universities in the UK. To ensure this program has the best start, we’re proud to be working closely with one of the UK’s leading providers, Manchester Metropolitan University, which has over 2,500 students enrolled in these kinds of programs whilst working with 544 employers. It’s all about opening doors to those who simply wouldn’t have the time or money to pursue a degree. Our new work-integrated program will transform the future of learning and employment in Canada – supercharging skills development, while advancing society toward a more just future for generations to come.” – Jane Goodyer, Dean, Lassonde School of Engineering
Learn more about the program on the Lassonde website.
Located in the heart of the multicultural Greater Toronto Area, the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University is home to engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs, representing a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners. With 11 undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs and a host of certificates and accessible study options, Lassonde is shaping the next generation of creators who will tackle the world’s biggest challenges and devise creative solutions through interdisciplinary learning opportunities. Lassonde’s creators think in big systems rather than small silos, design with people in mind and embrace ambiguity.
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Office of the Dean, Lassonde School of Engineering
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