Tbk and Fanshawe College partner to deliver new digital media design courses
October 04, 2019
This article originally appears in London Inc. Magazine's weekly update on October 4.
WEB-DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING firm Tbk has partnered with Fanshawe College to create a new integrated learning course designed to educate Interactive Media Design and Interactive Media Specialist students on web development technologies that are in high demand.
The first program—scheduled to commence in October—focuses on how to develop websites utilizing WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system. The second course—scheduled to commence in January, 2020—will train students on how to build e-commerce websites.
“Fanshawe is delighted to have reached this course delivery agreement with Tbk,” said Michelle Giroux, associate dean, Fanshawe College. “Through Tbk’s course series, students will gain an industry standard learning opportunity that will give them a leg up in their future careers. Partnering with a company like tbk is a differentiator for students to come to Fanshawe College.”
“The pace of change in industry is fast,” added Andrew Schiestel, Tbk president. “The more often post-secondary institutions can partner with industry and vice versa, the better this will help academic institutions keep up with this change and the more quickly companies can fill job openings. Overall, we’re very excited for these students. Their employability will increase as a result of learning how to develop websites on WordPress. And regarding the e-commerce course, in some cases students will literally leave the course having started new businesses. We’re immensely excited to see the opportunities this course series will bring to the students, industry, Fanshawe College and our community.”