A business trades entrepreneurship certificate program is among a suite of new programs Canadore College will introduce in September, most of which the college said are unique to Northern Ontario.
Designed to address a shortage of skilled workers – an estimated one million by 2020 – the business trades entrepreneurship certificate program will help tradespersons develop entrepreneurial competencies and skills with a strong focus on business planning, operations, innovation, marketing and finance, and legal and ethical considerations.
Other programs on the docket include:
- entrepreneurship and innovation certificate: students enrolled in this new program will develop an entrepreneurial mindset and the capacity to execute intrapreneurial innovation. Learners will engage in multidisciplinary courses that will challenge them to brainstorm, research, design and present new products/services to peers, end users, leadership teams, potential investors and the digital landscape;
- entrepreneurship and innovation management graduate certificate: This proposed program is designed to help students learn key principles to support innovation and practices that are necessary to succeed in entrepreneurial settings in a variety of industries;
- product engineering – advanced manufacturing and robotics technology advanced diploma: The advanced diploma program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills required to operate in a modern manufacturing environment and provide a combination of theoretical and hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing technologies, techniques and processes.
The board of governors also approved a local college certificate, Leadership development – Indigenous, in direct response to the identified needs of First Nation partners, including Nipissing First Nation, which will serve to meet training needs in organizational leadership, financial and team management.
Canadore College is based in North Bay.