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Ted Rogers School of Management Bootcamps get boost from Microsoft Certification

May 26, 2021
Students in a Bootcamp

TORONTO -- The Ted Rogers School of Management’s award-winning Bootcamps (opens in new window)  -- where students acquire the skills most sought-after by employers -- will now have the added value of Microsoft Certification.

The Ted Rogers School will provide training in high-demand skills such as cloud, data and AI with Microsoft Certifications, further enhancing the employment opportunities of Ted Rogers School students.

“Since Bootcamps were introduced at our school just three years ago, we’ve had more than 55,000 registrants for the program. We truly are at the forefront of university microcredentialing in the skills employers value the most,” said Daphne Taras, Dean of the Ted Rogers School. “From Excel to Power BI, students are teaching students, in the way students want to learn. The model is astonishingly successful.”

“This collaboration with Microsoft Canada is a validation of the hard work of our faculty, staff and students to build this program, but also helps take the program to the next level. Now our students will bring even more value to the workplace,” said Dr. Allen Goss, Associate Dean, Students at the Ted Rogers School.

Under the new program, which is part of Microsoft Canada’s Canada Skills Program, student facilitators of select Bootcamps will become Microsoft Certified. “This will signify that our students have learned these important skills from the very best peer facilitators who have learned from the very best at Microsoft Canada,” said Dean Taras.

The Ted Rogers School developed Bootcamps to close the skills gap between core business school curriculum and the fast-paced implementation of new technologies in the modern, evolving workplace. Bootcamps accelerate the value that the over 1,800 Ted Rogers Co-op students bring to employers. 

“We look forward to collaborating with the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University to prepare students for the future of work. Our collaboration as part of the Microsoft Canada Skills Program will develop the digital skills graduates need to contribute to Canada’s digital economy,” said Marc Seaman, Vice President, Education Sector at Microsoft Canada.

In creating the Canada Skills Program, Microsoft Canada cited a study from the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada which projected shortages in information and communication technology staffing, even as the innovation economy would create the need for 149 million new jobs across North America within the next four years.


Media contact:

Nadine Habib

Media Relations Specialist, Ted Rogers School of Management