Short courses

Seneca launches short courses for students and workers wishing to ‘upgrade’ and ‘re-skill’

The more than 100 courses are designed to help students and professionals quickly acquire the skills needed to advance their careers and respond to work disruptions caused by the pandemic

Seneca has launched over 100 short courses designed to help students and professionals gain the skills they need to advance their careers and respond to work disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Career-focused short courses—also known as microloans—at Seneca continue to be added to businesses; creative arts, animation and design; education, community and social services; engineering technology; computer science; media and communications and science.

“We are seeing a growing demand for short courses focused on specific careers and professionals with flexible delivery options,” said Seneca President David Agnew. “For mature students, targeted learning then helps to retrain or upskill quickly – an added benefit for those who have been displaced by the pandemic.”

Two recently added Seneca microtitles offer in-demand skills in television production and financial services.

Avid ingest operations microcertificatein partnership with leading technology and media company Avid Technology Inc, provides learners with the skills necessary to start a career in television or film production as content evaluators.

The demand for ingest operators is increasing in productions, such as reality TV shows, where large volumes of original content are used.

“Avid Learning Services is proud to partner with Seneca for the development of this new micro-certificate,” said Bryan Castle Jr., Avid director, Learning Partnerships, Customer Service and Customer Success. “It gives young professionals and hiring managers meaningful credentials to use in the hiring process, confident that the certified individual has demonstrated the skills necessary to properly and efficiently ingest digital footage and assets into a facility. post-production based on Avid.

Another new Seneca microloan is Investor Relations – Financial Communication, covering the essentials of investor relations. It is designed for those who have worked in communications or finance for three to five years, who are new to the role of investor relations, and who have not been formally trained.

Providing flexible learning options is essential to economic recovery in Ontario and across Canada. While Seneca has always offered short courses, more will be added in key industries in response to emerging employer needs post-pandemic.

“Microtitles provide short, verified learning to support a fast-entry option for Canadians looking to upskill or retrain quickly,” said eCampusOntario CEO Robert Luke. “eCampusOntario is supporting 22 microtitling pilot projects that are aligned with a framework that identifies standards for creating labor market-relevant microtitling.