DASSH – Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose

The Conference Board of Canada has identified a number of fundamental employability skills which will equip students for success in the current work force and continued participation in a dynamic and ever-evolving work landscape. These skills fall into four broad categories: communication, information management, numeracy, and problem solving.[1] DASSH is unique in selecting a specific set of core Social Sciences and Humanities courses that encompasses these critical foundational skills. The DASSH program also provides a background that is fundamental to training engaged, informed citizens. DASSH helps students to articulate and actively apply the employability skills and knowledge they have acquired and graduate with a portfolio demonstrating this achievement.  A final experiential learning project will enable students to practice and showcase their learning.