York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering recently launched the Digital Technologies program, which the university says is Canada’s first fully work-integrated degree program. Learners will be employed full-time for four years—spending 80% of their time on the job and 20% of their time engaged in theoretical, in-class learning—as they pursue a bachelor of applied science degree. Students will work at organizations such as the Bank of Montréal, Ceridian Canada, and Shopify. “To scale up Canada’s tech workforce, universities and employers need to collaborate to create and facilitate more affordable, inclusive post-secondary education pathways to digital technologies careers,” explained YorkU Lassonde School Dean Jane Goodyer.


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