Canadore offers trades management training
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.
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