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High School Co-op

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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.

digitera high school co-op

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 250 students having come through the program to date (as of the Spring 2020 term).

digitera high school co-op

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.

digitera high school co-op

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.

programming stream

iOS

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.

programming stream

android

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.

programming stream

full stack php

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.

programming stream

Mean Stack

Using the full suite of MEAN Stack components (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js), 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 MEAN Stack development, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 10-12 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.

programming stream

Unity

Using the Unity I.D.E. along with your knowledge of C#, you’ll take your basic knowledge of Game development and accelerate your skills by developing Games during your term.

Students must come into the term already having taken at least an online course in Unity development with knowledge of C#, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 16 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.

programming stream

python

Using Python as the language, you’ll take your basic knowledge of Python development and accelerate your skills by developing Python scripts during your term.

Students must come into the term already having taken at least an online course in Python 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.

programming stream

wordpress

Using the WordPress framework, you will develop public-facing websites for businesses of all types during your term, and learn how to become a freelance WordPress developer.

Students must come into the term already having taken at least an online course in WordPress development, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 3-4 weeks to complete this course.

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.

programming stream

shopify

Using the Shopify platform, you will develop public-facing websites for businesses of all types during your term, and learn how to become a freelance Shopify developer as well as how E-Commerce works.

Students must come into the term already having taken at least an online course in the Shopify platform, or self-study equivalent. We’re happy to provide upon request. Note that it usually takes 3-4 weeks to complete this course.

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.

design stream

graphic design

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.

design stream

video design

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.

design stream

animation design

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.

marketing stream

digital marketing

Students will receive training in Lead Generation in order to identify potential clients for the Digitera services branch. Exceptional students may also get the chance to work directly in sales.

marketing stream

blogging

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.

design stream

virtual assistant

Students will be trained and execute clerical tasks such as Data Entry, Lead Generation Research and more throughout their term.

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