Experiential Learning at The Chang School

As one of Canada’s leading providers of adult education, we believe that continuing education and societal need go hand in hand. Our learners’ in-class experiences are enhanced by top instructors who work in their fields and understand industry needs and trends.

Through field placements, capstone courses, societally relevant projects, and special initiatives, we’re dedicated to supporting education that is hands-on, innovative, and applicable – both inside and outside the classroom.

Why partner with us?

  • Benefit from our students’ diverse experience and support them as they pursue their career and academic goals.
  • Develop connections with potential future hires.
  • Work with students who are trained in new techniques, knowledge, and skills.
  • Engage with one of our programs as a mentor, guest speaker, or mock interviewer.
  • Give students the opportunity to gain practical, transferrable skills that will help them secure employment in their chosen field.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Accessibility Project

The Accessibility Project is a community and grant program that offers funding opportunities to champion entrepreneurial and innovative ideas that support the aging population and people with disabilities.

Communication and Design

Students take hands-on, professionally relevant offerings in areas like Design Management, Interior Design, Film Studies, Media Writing Fundamentals, and Public Relations. Both traditional and condensed, intensive formats are available for many programs.

Community Services

Students can apply in-class theory and real-world contexts in areas like Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences, Aging and Gerontology, Food Security, Local Economic Development, and more.

Experiential Learning Exchange (ELX)

ELX is a model of instruction that emphasizes hands-on, project-based learning and connects individuals with industry leaders in their chosen field. With one-on-one coaching and interactive master classes, it helps solve real-world professional challenges and builds specific, career-enhancing skills. ELX’s recent initiatives include The Chang School Creative Hub and The Chang School Film Hub – home to The Chang Film Festival.

Green Economy Bridging Program

This intensive program focuses on training in Sustainability Management and is designed for internationally educated professionals with backgrounds in engineering, architecture, science, environmental science, energy, agriculture, and other related disciplines.

Internationally Educated Social Work Professionals (IESW)

This innovative program is designed to assist internationally educated social work professionals in gaining employment in the Ontario social service/human service sector.

International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP)

This bridging program helps eligible internationally educated midwives meet challenges in becoming registered to practice in Canada.

Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program

This unique program is designed to facilitate the successful integration of highly skilled and experienced internationally trained medical doctors into non-licensed healthcare jobs in the Ontario workforce.

onBoard Canada

onBoard Canada provides online, self-paced, accessible governance training to anyone across the country. Our matching program connects nonprofit and public sector boards with individuals from groups that have been historically excluded from governance positions.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Students engage in timely, project-based, and up-to-date STEM certificates such as Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics, Computer Security and Digital Forensics, Project Management, and more. Both traditional and fast-track formats are available for many programs.

Contact us for more information

For more information about experiential learning at The Chang School, contact Fred Anger, Interim Dean, at fred.anger@ryerson.ca.