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Black by Design

Black by Design is a 2 year youth Interior Design Program

The field of interior design can often seem elusive and inaccessible for young Black people. We’re changing that narrative. Black by Design is a 2-year program rooted in skills building and mentorship for aspiring interior designers. With unique streams for both high school students and post-secondary students, this program will help put young people on the path to a career in interior design. ⁠

As a growing industry, this occupational group will face labour shortage conditions over the period of 2019-2028. According to Job Bank Canada, between 2019 and 2028, Canada is expecting a total of 11,900 job openings.

This program will help prepare young Black creatives to enter this high opportunity job market. With a culturally relevant curriculum, guidance from Black industry professionals and access to important software and equipment: this program is the first step to a long and fruitful career in interior spaces.

Black by Design offers the following streams;

Stream A: For High School students between the ages of 14 – 18 ( Applications now open)

Stream B: For Post Secondary students between the ages of 19 – 25 ( Applications open soon)

Apply for Stream A
Want to learn more about Black by Design?

On Tuesday March 21st from 5pm – 6pm, we will be hosting an Info Session about the program. This is a great opportunity to gain insights on the program and get any questions that you may have answered. The info session will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar.

Click here to register

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Black by Design

March 1 - April 3, 2023

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