Behind-the-Scenes Career Expected to Take Centre Stage in BC over the Next Few Years

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For years, Vancouver has hosted major world events ranging from international diplomatic meetings and global financial summits to large-scale awards ceremonies and global health care symposiums. The international attention that the Olympics will bring to BC is expected to influence the event planning and conference management industry greatly for years to come. CDI College is now offering a training program to Vancouver residents looking to step into a career in this competitive field.

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And the international attention our province will receive in the next few months thanks to the Olympics is expected to influence this industry greatly for years to come.

Anyone with a knack for planning, staging and hosting will get an opportunity to turn their talents into a lucrative career this fall as CDI College - the leading career college in Canada -launches the Event Coordinator and Management program at its Vancouver campus (for more information visit http://cdicollege.ca/News).

"Since the early 1990s, Vancouver has hosted major world events ranging from international diplomatic meetings and global financial summits to large-scale awards ceremonies and global health care symposiums," says Bohdan Bilan, VP of Academics at CDI College. "And the international attention our province will receive in the next few months thanks to the Olympics is expected to influence this industry greatly for years to come."

The BC Work Futures website - an employment resource centre - echoes Bilan's sentiments. The site predicts positive employment prospects for Conference and Event Planning professionals over the next few years thanks largely to the province's status as a popular destination for both domestic and international tourism, coupled with its increased ability to host large events in a number of cities.

Students in the diploma program will focus on administration, event coordination, marketing planning and implementation and risk management. They will also learn about Human Resource management, professionalism and leadership. Students will also have the opportunity to plan and stage an event in the final weeks of coursework before heading out to a practicum placement to gain on-the-job experience. Full details of the diploma program are available at http://cdicollege.ca.

"Event coordinators and managers may be expected to plan for a variety of events from health care conferences to festivals to corporate retreats," adds Bilan. "As such, they need to see both the big picture and the finer details in order to facilitate a successful event. In order to do this, they need to develop a solid foundation in the principles of management and coordination. That's exactly what this program intends to do."

CDI College is currently accepting applications for the Event Coordinator and Management program at its Vancouver Campus. The first session of the program will start in mid-October.

About CDI College

For more than 40 years, CDI College has helped thousands of students in career training and seeking employment. With 12 campuses across Canada, the career college offers hands-on training from experienced instructors in a wide range of business, technology and health care programs. Flexible schedules and career placement services are also available to help students achieve career goals.

For more information:
Warren Mailey,
Manager of Communications
604.915.7288, ext. 2130

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