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Student Skills Training Programs

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Do you want to build transferable skills and create connections with industry professionals? If so, sign up for one of the SDZ's Student Skills-Training Programs!

If you would like to express your interest for the next time the SDZ runs a Student Skills-Training Program, please fill out the form below.


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Tackle industry-relevant problems

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Receive a stipend for your work*

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Connect with industry experts and get exposure to new opportunities

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Build transferrable workplace skills

*funding is dependent on the specific program being run, and information will be available during the application process.

Programs to Explore


A program that typically runs every semester, The SDZ’s Biomakerspace gives students the chance to explore problems and test out creative ways to solve them, get hands-on experience with real-world issues, and be exposed to different career pathways.

Student In-Residence

Students in the SIR program get the chance to work with startups at the SDZ! This is a paid opportunity where students can exercise their skills and increase their employability, connect with entrepreneurs, and get exposure to new potential career pathways.

If you would like to express your interest for the next time the SDZ runs a Student Skills-Training program, please fill out the form below.

Past Programming

Student Entrepreneurs-in-residence

Student Entrepreneurs in-Residence

These are leadership roles that require intrinsic motivation, creativity, and perseverance. Both the technical and non-technical SEIRs will have the opportunity to apply the skills they’re building in the classroom to a real-world workplace setting, refine their expertise, and explore part of TMU’s innovation ecosystem which allows them to build and enhance their entrepreneurial mindset.