High School Co-op

IMPORTANT UPDATES - effective June 21st, 2021

Last Day for Summer interviews is Friday June 25th, 2021

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Summer Term is full for all Design Positions, unless you are the 2nd coming of Jony Ive lol. Only Coder and Marketing Assistant applications will be considered.

As always…

Remember, all Coder and Design Positions REQUIRE a portfolio of past work that we can look at online in order to judge where your current skills are at. Even if you don’t have actual work experience, we absolutely still need to see this. Any Coder or Design application without such a portfolio will not be looked at.

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CO-OP DURING COVID-19

Digitera is pleased to announce that we will be operating our best-in-class tech-related Co-op program in a virtual format during these challenging times. Please note the following changes to the program accordingly.

  • Ottawa-based students must work remotely until such a time as it’s safe to return to the office again
  • Outside-of-Ottawa students must work remotely as per the instructions of your Co-op teacher
  • Desktops may be used instead of a laptop for work-remote situations
  • A proper high-speed internet connection at home or school is essential
  • Familiarity with Remote-Work software will be a requirement, such as Slack, Zoom, etc. However, this can be learned along the way, and will not be a barrier to initial acceptance.

HISTORY

One of the programs that Digitera launched in Fall 2016 was that of High School Co-Op Students. Provided by various High Schools from local School Boards in and around Ottawa, these Co-Op Students come to Digitera due to their interest in all things within the Computer Arts & Science fields…Programming , Design and Marketing. Our program started slow and has increased rapidly since then, with over 300 students having come through the program to date (as of the Summer 2020 term).

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REQUIREMENTS

As our Co-Op program has increased in size & scope, our requirements have equally morphed. Accordingly, we’ve prepared a description of our various streams along with some requirement guidelines to go over. Note that they’re soft guidelines, and exceptions can be made for the right student. However, following these guidelines as much as possible will allow for much greater productivity for all concerned.

Overall, this program isn’t for beginners who want to learn something from scratch…rather, it’s designed for students who have already started down a path and want to get real-world experience in the field they have skills in.

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WORK DEVICE

It is an absolute requirement that ALL Co-Op Students have their own Device that they can use for work every day. Device requirements are as follows;

  • Laptop if working onsite in the office
  • Desktop or Laptop if working remotely
  • Tablet for certain types of Design work, either onsite or remote

Laptops must be of a sufficient quality that enables proper execution of the assigned tasks. Chromebooks will do for Data Entry and some Programming, but proper up-to-date laptops will be required for any and all Design work.

In the past, we’ve made allowances for students to borrow laptops from their schools, but this solution is no longer viable due to our tasks requiring up-to-date laptops capable of handling todays digital workload.

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iOS

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Using Swift as the language and xCode as the IDE development tool, you’ll take your basic knowledge of iOS development and accelerate your skills by developing iPhone Apps during your term.

Students must come into the term already having taken at least an online course in iOS development, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 6-8 weeks to complete this course.

In certain cases, we may decide to administer a test to determine proficiency before acceptance. Students with their own Github repository showcasing past work will be strongly considered.

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ANDROID

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Using Kotlin as the language and Android Studio as the IDE development tool, you’ll take your basic knowledge of Android development and accelerate your skills by developing Android Apps during your term.

Students must come into the term already having taken at least an online course in Android development, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 6-8 weeks to complete this course.

In certain cases, we may decide to administer a test to determine proficiency before acceptance. Students with their own Github repository showcasing past work will be strongly considered.

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FULL STACK PHP

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Using the full suite of Full Stack components (HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL and Javascript), you’ll take your basic knowledge of Web Application development and accelerate your skills by developing Platforms during your term.

Students must come into the term already having taken at least an online course in Full Stack development, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 6-8 weeks to complete this course.

In certain cases, we may decide to administer a test to determine proficiency before acceptance. Students with their own Github repository showcasing past work will be strongly considered.

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WEBSITE DESIGN

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Using one or more of the website builder frameworks (ie WordPress, Shopify, Moodle, Wix, Squarespace, etc), students will design websites using non-coding procedures accordingly.

Students must apply early, and be given a course in one of the website builders that we choose for their term assignments. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 3-4 weeks to complete these courses.

In certain cases, we may decide to administer a test to determine proficiency before acceptance. Students with a portfolio of past work that can be viewed online will be strongly considered.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

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Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, your term will consist of creating and editing graphical assets for social media and the web, and supporting the Coder and Marketing teams here at Digitera.

Students must come into the term already knowing how to use Photoshop and Illustrator, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 3-4 weeks to complete this course.

Students with a portfolio of past work that can be viewed online will be strongly considered.

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MOBILE APP DESIGN

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Using Adobe Xd, your term will consist of creating and editing Xd files which make up the screen views for a Mobile App in iOS and/or Android.

Students must come into the term already knowing how to use Adobe Xd, or self-study equivalent. Note that a previous knowledge of Photoshop positions the student to learn Adobe Xd at an accelerated rate, and that it usually takes approx 2 weeks to complete this course if you have a background in the Adobe Creative Cloud already.

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VIDEO DESIGN

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Using Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, your term will consist of creating and editing video assets for social media, YouTube and the web, and supporting the Coder and Marketing teams here at Digitera.

Students must come into the term already knowing how to use After Effects and Premiere Pro, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 6-8 weeks to complete this course.

Students with a portfolio of past work that can be viewed online will be strongly considered.

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ANIMATION DESIGN

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Using Adobe Character Animator, Toon Boom, Blender and/or ProCreate, your term will consist of creating and editing graphical assets for social media and the web, and supporting the Coder and Marketing teams here at Digitera.

Students must come into the term already knowing how to use one or more of the prominent animation software packages available today.

Students with a portfolio of past work that can be viewed online will be strongly considered.

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MARKETING ASSISTANT

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All Marketing-type students start as an Assistant, and start off working on clerical-oriented tasks for the first half of the term. Some students within this stream will be asked to move on to Lead Generation tasks halfway through the term, based on their aptitude.

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BLOGGING

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Blogging students will use their advanced English writing skills to craft SEO-compliant articles over the term, and support various Digitera brands.

Students must come into the term already knowing how to write a proper article.

Students with a portfolio of past work that can be viewed online will be strongly considered.

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STREAMS UNDER CONSIDERATION

  • Python
  • MEAN Stack
  • Unity
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Influencer Marketing
  • eSports
  • 3D Design

How to Apply

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