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The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning opportunities. The Magnet Student Work Placement Program is run through the Office of Zone Learning by not-for-profit, digital social innovation platform Magnet.
The Professional Skills Development Zone provides opportunities to develop transferable skills like critical thinking, communication, interpersonal relations and technical skills. Participants can choose from a combination of workshops and learning modules and apply for work placements at Zone startups or other employers.
Startup School provides fundamental entrepreneurial education to aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs alike. Students and founders can take advantage of practical education on topics curated to accelerate a startup’s growth. Join top industry experts, academic thought leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs as they lead sessions on the topics crucial to entrepreneurial success.
Shad (external link) is a lifelong experience that begins with a month-long summer program, which shows students that they can achieve anything if they think big and pursue their extraordinary potential. Shad teaches high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers.
This new academic minor from Zone Learning allows undergraduate students to start and grow their projects and ventures under the guidance of an instructor. Courses from across the unveristy allow students to get hands-on experience gaining deeper insights into the skills and competencies needed to grow a project or venture.
This program helps founders to gain the information required and attain the coaching needed in raising capital and resources to transform their good ideas into investor-ready companies. The Investor Readiness Program allows participants to virtually meet investors through 3 online sessions. 1-on-1 coaching is also available.
The TechTalent Accelerator prepares undergraduate and graduate students to foster industry specific skills, knowledge, and experience with exposure to evolving challenges and opportunities faced by the Tech Industry. Students participate in seminars, complete training courses and gain hands-on experience through hack-a-thons, job shadows and internships.
Experience Ventures creates paid entrepreneurial thinking placements for college and university students with innovative companies in Canada. Entrepreneurial thinking is being creative in finding innovative solutions. Student's get paid to participate in challenges, projects, hackathons, and other entrepreneurial thinking placements.
Located within the burgeoning Brampton Innovation District (external link, opens in new window) , The Zone aims to enhance the city’s social and economic vitality by supporting the growth of new business, creating high-skilled jobs, building a talent pipeline, and solidifying Brampton’s standing as a global hub of innovation.
DMZ Innisfil is more than just a workspace. In partnership with the Town of Innisfil, DMZ Innisfil will be a staple to the town’s growing startup community by providing exclusive resources and access to a network of partners, customers and investors from Canada’s top tech incubator-accelerator.
The Incubate Innovate Network of Canada (I-INC) is a pan-Canadian, internationally connected network of high-performance university-linked accelerators and incubators. Along with UOIT (now Ontario Tech) and SFU, Toronto Metropolitan University is a founding partner of the network. Now with 13 partner institutions nationwide, I-INC creates an ecosystem for the efficient commercialization of University-based and science and technology-enabled innovation.
Lab2Market (L2M) is the first national-level program in Canada to fund and equip graduate students and their faculty supervisors with the entrepreneurial skills needed to assess the commercial viability of their university-based research innovations. Lab2Market is run in partnership with Dalhousie University and Memorial University. The program is funded with support from support of FedDev Ontario, ACOA, Mitacs and Ocean Supercluster – Ocean Startup Project.
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst is Toronto Metropolitan University’s national centre for training, innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, but delivering a variety of national programs targeted at individuals and youth, private- and public-sector organizations, cyber entrepreneurs, researchers and policy professionals, the Catalyst empowers Canadians to seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges of cybersecurity.
MindFrame Connect is an online platform that features leading experts, entrepreneurs, and mentors in workshops, how-to videos, masterclasses, literature pieces, podcasts, and more. All content is designed to provide practical learnings and advice that an entrepreneur and/or mentor can efficiently apply in real-life time. It also supports accelerators, hubs, and academic institutions as a complement to their current programming.