Planning a wedding can be a full-time job and since most people don't have the spare time, they look to professionals to help them manage all the details.
Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) May 13, 2008
With summer approaching, bridal consultants and floral designers are starting to work overtime in preparation for their busiest time of year - wedding season. Of the 2.2 million weddings in the United States expected this year, the summer season will have the most weddings with more than 688,000, according to The Wedding Report. Weddings are a multi-billion dollar industry with $165 billion spent every year. For those interested in capitalizing on this hot industry, eLearners.com, a web resource offered by EducationDynamics, provides online training programs for potential wedding consultants and floral designers. These soon-to-be professionals can take their creativity and transform it into a lucrative career by getting their wedding planner certification.
"Weddings are not just about nuptials anymore, they are full-blown occasions and people are paying big bucks to make sure everything is flawless," said Terrence Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer for eLearners.com, the website leader in connecting prospective students with online education. "Planning a wedding can be a full-time job and since most people don't have the spare time, they look to professionals to help them manage all the details."
The Wedding Report shows that the average cost of a wedding was around $29,000 last year, but that number is expected to grow to nearly $34,000 in the next five years. On average the bride and groom are expected to spend close to $1,500 on wedding planners and more than $2,000 on flowers this year.
By taking online classes, people looking to become a wedding coordinator can learn how to manage every aspect of a wedding from the ceremony and reception to the flowers, food, photography and music. Floral designers can also get the accredited skills and training they need through online classes. Students will get hands-on training in design techniques, styles, and plant care; coordination and design of arrangements and even how to create artificial and dried flower displays.
"While bridal consultants and floral designers are in a hot industry, there are many other careers that are popular during the summer months where online certification and training is also appropriate," continued Thomas. "eLearners.com offers more than 500 different certificate and training programs including online classes for professional landscapers, travel specialists and caterers."
Online courses offer the perfect opportunity for people considering changing careers or looking to improve their current skills because they can study without sacrificing time from their current job. By taking online classes students can set their own schedule and study from home.
For comprehensive information on how to finance an online education eLearners.com offers the Student Loans and Financial Aid Center, which includes the Debt-Free College Guide and a scholarship database containing more than $14 billion in financial aid. eLearners.com has also introduced such innovations as the eLearners Advisor, an assessment that through a series of targeted questions, ranging from technology access and skills, to personal motivation and learning styles, helps prospective elearners determine if online learning is right for them.
For more information on eLearners.com and for a complete list of online continuing education certification and training courses log onto http://www.elearners.com/programs/.
The eLearners.com website is one of several high visibility, high-quality websites operated by EducationDynamics, LLC. Since 1999, eLearners.com has been successfully connecting learners to online education, including online degrees and certificate programs, specialized career training, and a variety of online courses. For prospective students, eLearners® provides a powerful search engine for users to find thousands of online program offerings, as well as educational evaluation tools and financial aid resources. For online colleges and universities, the eLearners.com website offers a low-cost, performance-based method to provide national exposure and increase enrollments in their programs. For more information on eLearners.com, visit http://www.elearners.com/.
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