Category Archives: SCS blog

The York University School of Continuing Studies joins COLLISION, North America’s fastest-growing technology conference

  This May 20-23, 2019, Toronto will host the 25,000 attendees expected at the Enercare Centre for COLLISION 2019, one of the largest technology conferences in North America. The York University School of Continuing Studies has joined the conference to showcase its Data and Technology continuing education programs—designed to reskill and prepare the workforce of […]

Canadian Business Journal: Unprecedented rise in User Experience jobs sparks launch of new continuing education program at York University

With User Experience (UX) jobs set to double in the next few years, there is expected to be a significant talent shortage of UX Designers with the technical and cross-functional job skills required for sustained career success. In response to this need, the York University School of Continuing Studies is launching a new Certificate in […]

York U alumnus passes on public relations expertise

Christine Bernard, York U alumnus and instructor in our new Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations (starting this September), is ramping up preparations to welcome her first class of eager communications enthusiasts. Having accumulated considerable career experience and specializations in corporate messaging, branding, event planning and leadership communications, Christine is anxious to pass along the knowledge that comes with […]

Media Planet: Future-Proof Your Career with Tech Training

Toronto’s creating more tech jobs than Silicon Valley — which means opportunities for young professionals and seasoned experts alike. The world of work is constantly evolving, and the growth of the tech industry is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, Toronto is creating more tech jobs than Silicon Valley, up 52 percent in […]

On the Go Magazine: The Future of Work is coming. Are you ready?

The job market of tomorrow is about to be a very different place. Rapid advancements in disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence and automation are set to cause significant changes in the way we work, and the skills required to stay competitive. Current research shows that we need to act fast — almost half of all […]

Full-Stack student has career-validating experience at #DevTO event

We recently shared news of our partnership with #DevTO, the leading community of coding and tech enthusiasts, as a Community Supporter of their flagship #IWDTO event. On March 4th, we sent Jen Beltran, a student in our Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development, to attend the event alongside an enthusiastic crowd of women in tech and their […]

PR pro helps students launch their careers

Launching this September, our new Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations is set to give its first group of eager students the technical and broad skills they need to be incredible storytellers and trusted business advisors—the type of well-rounded Public Relations (PR) pro employers are seeking. Shari Balga is one of the instructors preparing to pass […]

Senior Data Scientist at RBC joins machine learning instructor team

Automation isn’t the future. It’s here now (whether we’re ready or not). Machine learning data scientists have the power to change the way businesses work and, by extension, the way we interact with the world. With Toronto creating more tech jobs in recent years than Silicon Valley, now is the perfect time to break into […]

Leading IT Auditor joins instructor team for new program

Zain Haq, one of the expert IT Auditors (and York U Alumnus) we’ve recruited to teach in our new Certificate in IT Audit Execution, knows exactly what it takes to succeed on the job. Currently acting as Audit Manager with Manulife Financial, a multinational financial services organization, Zain brings years of experience navigating the complex […]

Women’s Executive Network: York University School of Continuing Studies responds to labour shortage with innovative new IT Audit program

Changes in government regulations are requiring organizations across Canada to revisit their Information Technology (IT) systems and controls, investing more than ever in effective IT auditing to protect themselves. This demand has created a job market shortage, with 75% of senior leaders citing a challenge in finding the right professionals to execute their IT audits. In response to […]