VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2012) - Students with a flair for planning and hosting events can learn to channel their talent into a career with the new Event Planner program at CDI College in Vancouver.
According to WorkBC, British Columbia's popularity as a tourist destination coupled with its growing ability to host large events in several cities is helping fuel the need for talented professionals who can design, create and execute events. While the majority of job openings are expected to come from retirements, increased demand for event planning professionals may be in response to positive economic growth in the province.
Students in the Event Planner program will learn to design, plan and stage a range of events, from weddings and seminars to conferences and exhibitions. They'll learn about themes, live entertainment management, catering, business communications and sponsorships. Students will also study bookkeeping and financial accounting, risk management, and principles of human resource management. Sales, marketing, destination management and conventions are covered as well.
Toward the end of the program, students will complete a series of event planning projects that will allow them to put their skills and knowledge to use staging actual events, including both individual and team-oriented projects.
"Event planners work on a variety of projects, from small scale events and corporate conferences to trade shows and festivals," says Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for CDI College. "The job requires them to take the lead role in a number of areas while keeping the big picture in mind. The Event Planner program will help students develop the skills and knowledge to do this."
CDI College is now accepting applications for the Event Planner program in Vancouver. For more information, call 1.877.404.4353 or visit cdicollege.ca. CDI College can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
About CDI College
CDI College, Canada's leader in career training, has been helping students achieve career goals and aspirations for more than 40 years. With 25 campus locations across Canada, CDI College offers more than 50 industry-influenced diploma and certificate programs in the fields of business, technology, healthcare, legal studies, early childhood education, and art and design. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.