New Online Program Provides Management Training to Tradespeople
Dec 5, 2018 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Ontario’s colleges have launched a new online business program that teaches management and entrepreneurial skills to certified tradespeople who are looking to run their own businesses.
“This is a unique solution for tradespeople who are looking to strengthen their business model,” said George Burton, president
The new online business trades diploma is the first of its kind in Ontario. It is currently available through OntarioLearn for students who enroll through Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canadore College in North Bay and Lambton College in Sarnia. It will be expanded and available system-wide next year.
The completion program is available to tradespersons who possess a certificate of qualification. It allows them to develop business-related supervisory, management and entrepreneurial skills that are necessary to planning and managing a business, including the basics of finance, marketing, operations
Ontario’s colleges continue to champion measures to allow more people to enroll in apprenticeship training and to successfully complete their programs. For example, colleges are encouraging the government to create a one-window application service to apprenticeship training by expanding the provincial application service for college students to include apprentices.
“Producing a more highly-qualified workforce for the skilled trades is a top priority in Ontario,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario. “We’re delighted that the province’s colleges are continuing to pursue innovative and effective ways to help more people find rewarding careers in the trades. We look forward to working with Colleges Ontario to help realize maximum success.”
Canadore College offers 30 trades and technology and apprenticeship programs in North Bay, Parry Sound and online. For more information, visit www.canadorecollege.ca/trades.
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