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Announcing Our Collaboration with York University
York University’s School of Continuing Studies has announced an exciting new collaboration with Co.Lab, an experiential tech learning platform, to enrich the learning experience for students enrolled in York’s Certificate in Product Management program.

This collaboration introduces a unique mentorship opportunity, providing students direct access to Co.Lab’s network of pre-vetted, industry-leading product managers. These mentors are dedicated to guiding students through real-world scenarios, offering insights into the practical aspects of product management and enhancing their overall learning journey.

Helen Huang, Co-Founder at Co.Lab, expressed her enthusiasm about this collaboration: 

“In 2020, Co.Lab significantly expanded its reach, impacting the lives of countless aspiring technologists. This year, we’re excited to bring this momentum to Canada, working alongside York University to shape the next generation of product managers.

Our commitment to equity, diversity and belonging aligns seamlessly with York’s innovative approach to education, and together, we aim to create a transformative experience that resonates with the dynamics of today’s tech industry.”

Co.Lab, known for its cohort-based training programs and successful track record — with over 1300 graduates since 2020 and impressive placement and graduation rates — brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this collaboration. Their focus on training non-traditional tech talent and promoting diversity in the tech industry is a significant step towards inclusive education.
York University’s Certificate in Product Management program is Canada’s first post-secondary product management program. It is designed to equip students with the skills and experience needed to bring products to life, leveraging business, technology and UX design. The program covers various aspects of product management, from customer discovery and competitive analysis to data analytics and UX design with an experiential learning approach. With an accelerated, blended delivery format, this program offers the flexibility and the opportunity to build a strong professional network.

Katherine Chong, Instructor at York University’s School of Continuing Studies for the Certificate in Product Management program, has stated: 

"Collaborating with Co.Lab has been a game-changer in the applied product management capstone course. Their provision of dedicated product managers to review and assess student projects brings a valuable industry perspective, enhancing our focus on product thinking, refining risk management strategies and guiding the crucial phase of customer discovery.

This hands-on engagement not only elevates the quality of student projects but also offers a unique opportunity for real-world learning, bridging the gap between theory and practical application in the dynamic field of product management."

For more information about the Certificate in Product Management program at York University’s School of Continuing Studies, visit York University's website. To learn more about Co.Lab and their program offerings, visit Co. Lab’s website

Interested in setting up a similar process within your organizaion? 
Reach out to Helen Huang, Co-Founder at Co.Lab, at
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