“Digital Main Street” Online Store Initiative provides paid summer placements for 50 Schulich students
Schulich recently announced its participation in a major new initiative alongside the City of Toronto and a team of leading global technology companies to help Toronto’s main street retailers survive the COVID-19 crisis.
As part of the Digital Main Street project, 50 students from Schulich’s MBA, Masters’ and undergraduate programs will gain summer placements and be assigned to ‘Digital Main Street’ to help Toronto’s small businesses and artists move their businesses online. The students will be supported by leading technology and e-commerce firms such as Shopify, Google, Facebook, eBay, Microsoft and Mastercard.
“I want to thank the business students of the Schulich School of Business and York University for bringing their talent and energy to help us fight for Toronto’s small businesses and artists,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory.
The initiative will create summer “work-integrated paid learning” placements for 50 Schulich students and also provide them with additional training on a number of platforms, including Shopify, Facebook/Instagram, Google and eBay.
“Schulich is proud to partner with the City of Toronto in helping local small businesses and entrepreneurs rapidly transition to selling online,” says Dezsö J. Horváth, “We’re also proud to see that our students are playing an essential role in stabilizing our economy by supporting local businesses during this transformational time.”
Funding for the placement program will be provided by the City of Toronto and Magnet, a social innovation platform with a mission to accelerate inclusive economic growth in Canada. The program’s goal is to develop 3,000 online stores by the end of August.
ShopHERE is supported by a number of community and corporate partners, including Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, Shopify, Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Facebook, eBay, Ritual, Trufan, eShipper, Snapchat, Magnet and Schulich School of Business.
For more details on the program, please visit: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere.