Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admission interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.
Program Type: Diploma
Anticipated Salary: C$30,722 – C$74,200
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Program Duration: 50 Weeks
Program Notes: Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
Program Category: Business
Meetings, events, and conventions are one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy and embrace multiple aspects of all industries. The conference and event planner diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced and exciting world of conference and event management. This program appeals to individuals who are charismatic, outgoing, energetic, and entrepreneurial, as a conference and event planner plays a dynamic role within any organization. Its objective is to expose students to a broad range of knowledge and processes, administration skills, and practical tools that will assist them in addressing situations that arise within a conference and event planning-related career. The program provides the skills to progress into higher-level positions, given the proper combination of skills, experience, personal attributes, and additional training. This program provides students with:
Graduates of this program are employed by tourism, trade and professional associations, convention and conference centres, government agencies, and conference and event planning companies. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include.