Build the skill set and confidence you need to change the trajectory of your career.
There are new frontiers to be conquered. The DISC Program will show you the way.
Your professional growth happens at the intersection of Industry & Academics.
Earn a Graduate Certificate from Wilfrid Laurier University, along with certifications from Shopify and Hubspot!
You'll receive training in digital skills that are in high demand, you'll master these skills through a work placement that helps to grow a local small business, and you'll receive a Graduate Certificate from WLU, while becoming certified Shopify and Hubspot partners.
Learn from the pros!
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 insiders view of what it's like to really work in this field.
Find meaningful work and earn more money!
You'll graduate with a Professional Portfolio, along with a work reference, providing proof of your new skill set. You will also receive career service training that will have you primed to find meaningful employment with participating digital marketing agencies, local small business owners, and as freelance Shopify partners.
A word from our partners.
We are supported by a network of experts who are just as enthusiastic about this innovative program as you!
"We are pleased to support this innovative certificate option that aligns closely with alumni and community needs.”
“It’s an exciting opportunity to be working with both local businesses and new Shopify Partners. Students of the DISC program will leave with a stronger understanding of how to help businesses launch and thrive online with Shopify, and will be a valuable part of building the future of commerce with us.”
"At HubSpot we created our Education Partner Program to support the teachers who are rethinking the way marketing and sales is taught in school. Together with our Education Partners, we want to help students learn the skills they need to excel in their careers. The Digital Skills and Innovation Certificate is just that type of initiative, and one we're excited to support."
“Ontario is pleased to support the Digital Innovation Skills Certificate program. In today’s digital economy, it is critical we offer our young people the right mix of innovative job training programs and experience that connect them to businesses that need talented people with these critical skill sets to thrive in a competitive global economy.”
“This special project will provide opportunities for students to work on real-world projects to develop new skills that will augment their knowledge and help them achieve successful employment in today’s workplace. We are very pleased to work with our partners for the realization of this applied learning initiative.”
"We heard very clearly from our small business community that even if they had the digital knowledge and skills to compete in the 21st century economy, they lack the time they need to implement and execute core digital marketing and sales activities. The DISC program bridges the digital divide for these small business owners while training young non-business graduates in the core digital skills that drive employability in today’s workplace.”