Canadore of­fers trades man­age­ment train­ing

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

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 and CEO of Canadore Col­lege.“small busi­nesses are a growth mar­ket in our econ­omy and this pro­gram will cre­ate even more ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for a range of trades­peo­ple.”

The new on­line busi­ness trades diploma is the first of its kind in On­tario. It is cur­rently avail­able through On­tar­i­olearn for stu­dents who en­rol 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 and hu­man re­sources, as well as le­gal, eth­i­cal and plan­ning con­sid­er­a­tions. The flex­i­ble pro­gram de­sign al­lows trades­peo­ple to com­plete their pro­gram on a part-time ba­sis.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. canadorec­ol­lege.ca/trades.

Brian THOMP­SON/POST­MEDIA NET­WORK

A pair of Cana­dian Forces Snow­birds CT-114 Tu­tor jets pass each other closely dur­ing their per­for­mance at the Com­mu­nity Char­ity Air Show in Brant­ford, Ont., in Au­gust.

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