(This story is sponsored by the Vancouver Community College.)
Many students have had to put their education plans on hold due to pandemic-related college and university closures but Vancouver Community College (VCC) offers a valuable solution. VCC continuing studies has a diverse selection of online courses that students can take through the spring and summer.
“At a time like this, you may also want to consider the many benefits that online learning offers,” says Claire Sauve, dean of continuing studies. “You can learn from anywhere, including the comfort and safety of your home, while following public health guidelines.”
With more than 60 different programs, the instructors at VCC teach students skills that can be utilized within numerous fields of employment. Whether it’s related to design, administration, business, health care, or human services such as the new Gladue report writing program, graduates from the college have the knowledge and abilities required to succeed.
“Now, as always, VCC continuing studies strives to connect everyone in our diverse city with high-quality, flexible, and practical learning opportunities with industry practitioners,” says Sauve.
Several of the online programs offered through VCC can help you elevate the success of a business or support your future entrepreneurial endeavours. Students can learn essential leadership skills, finance basics, small business bookkeeping, how to proficiently market through social media, and more.
Courses like office procedures, business ethics, and business writing will help students who hope to gain employment in an office setting.
If you don’t have a knack for business, perhaps you would like to try your hand at a course on mobile phone photography, designing infographics, or Microsoft Azure.
Online courses such as Good Beginnings will help those who are looking to gain employment in the early childhood care and education field.
“Online courses can help you become more self-motivated, this is a trait that will make you stand out in the workplace,” says Sauve. “You will learn to navigate the course lectures, download materials, interact with others online, and communicate well through digital platforms.
All of these skills will help students thrive in today’s work environment and achieve career success.