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DISC PROGRAM


*This program was completed in December 2017*

 

Wilfrid Laurier University Digital Innovation Skills Certificate (DISC) Connects Young Professionals and Waterloo Region Small Business

 

Through this 100% provincially funded Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Certificate pilot program, young professionals ages 18-29 will upgrade their digital marketing, e-commerce and project management skills and find more meaningful work. The DISC Program has aligned emerging industry trends with experiential learning and real-world capstone projects for local small business clients.

This part-time graduate certificate program is competitive and spaces are limited. Find out if you qualify for the program and start the application processt oday.

 

Program Details:

  • Receive training in digital marketing, e-commerce and project management from industry leaders that are in high demand
  • Master these skills through a final capstone project that helps to grow a local small business client
  • Industry expert coaches from local digital marketing agencies will guide you through the DISC Program. They'll provide you with insights and learnings that you can't get anywhere else, while giving you an insider's view of what it's like to really work in this field
  • DISC is a part-time, 13-week certificate program. Classes run June 27th - Sept. 22nd and they will take place in the evenings (classes start at 7pm)
  • You are eligible to apply for DISC if you are working full-time, part-time and if you are unemployed
  • DISC requires a commitment of 8 - 15 hours per week – split equally between online modules and in class training
  • The program is a partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College, City of Kitchener, Shopify and HubSpot
  • During the capstone project, you will be working directly with a local small business under the guidance of an expert coach from a local digital marketing agency
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