Jean-Michel Lemieux, CTO at Shopify and Dev Degree founder, Inmar Givoni, Senior Autonomy Engineering Manager at Uber, and Bruce Dorland, co-founder of gdR share their insights on Canadian Tech Talent in an opinion piece with the Globe and Mail. Citing Dev Degree as one example, the article challenges stereotypes of the Canadian tech ecosystem.
One homegrown example is Shopify’s Dev Degree. This work-integrated learning program combines an accredited university degree with double the experience of a traditional co-op. Students work with industry mentors to gain critical skills and solve real-life problems using technology.