Algonquin College partnership with Shopify to offer students a hands-on experience in graphic design

Algonquin College

from Techopia:

Shopify U has added graphic design to its course offerings.

The e-commerce company announced a partnership with Algonquin College to offer 60 students a hands-on education in graphic design.

Shopify employees partnered with instructors from Algonquin College to design a nine-week multidisciplinary course as part of the School of Media and Design.

As part of the curriculum, students will attend classes at Shopify’s downtown office, and then put their graphic design skills to use for local businesses.

In a statement, Algonquin College president Cheryl Jensen said the program “elevates” traditional co-op learning.

“We are so proud of our collaboration with Shopify – it offers so many opportunities for us to connect our learning to the community beyond our campus,” she said.”

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