CIMMO Is Collaborating with Humber Online Solutions to help Small Businesses Navigate the Challenges of COVID-19

 In CIMMO News

CIMMO is delighted to announce a new relationship with Humber Online Solutions to assist Ontario’s Business Ecosystem to endure the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. Through this connection, CIMMO members and CIMMO HUB startups will have access to webinars, training and services provided by the Humber Online Solutions platform.

About Humber Online Solutions

Humber Online Solutions team is a program supported by Humber’s Applied Research & Innovation and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Since 2015, small and medium-sized businesses have had the opportunity to work with Humber College to develop and integrate technology into their business. The program matches skilled students with local businesses to optimize and build their online presence. Using Humber College’s resources, business partners can build a sustainable platform to further their business goals and overcome challenges.

By partnering with students, businesses will offer unique and vital industry experience that will assist in the development of essential soft skills. This relationship contributes to the training of highly qualified graduates, which promotes exposure for Ontario businesses and a diverse, multi-generational market of business connections. Humber Online Solutions connects talented students from various Humber programs and faculties with small businesses in Ontario looking to improve their online presence.

The services offered by HOS include:

  • Website development
  • Graphic design
  • Brand development
  • Content creation
  • Website photography and videography
  • Social media integration and blogging
  • Skills and training for long-term sustainability and maintenance of the website

According to Hanadi Alnawab, Professor and Program Coordinator of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce in Digital Business Management and the founder of Humber Online Solutions, this collaboration represents an excellent opportunity to support small businesses during these critical times. At the same time, it provides our students with a valuable experiential learning opportunity, one of the foundational tenets of the Polytechnic Education model.

Dr. Malak Attia, CIMMO’s Chief Learning Officer, states that “this partnership is a step forward in CIMMO’s mission to make the world a better place through marketing by connecting the students and the business community, highlighting that Humber’s Faculty of Business was the first Business School in Ontario to be accredited by CIMMO.”

 

Contact:

Paige Sontag

Chief Content and Communications Officer

Paige.sontag@cimmo.org

Or

Affaf Zahid

Executive Director

Communications and Operations

Affaf.zahid@cimmo.org

 

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