February 24, 2003: New Executive Support program offered at Capilano College

      February 21, 2003
      Contact: Carol Cram
      604.986.1911, local 2296

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Capilano College is launching a new course this year to train the support staff of the future.

      The full-time, nine-month Executive Support program starts in September 2003. It will train graduates for employment as executive assistants, office managers, office administrators and software trainers. The emphasis will be on developing skills in communication, writing, training, supervising, project administration and business computing.

      “In addition to a work practicum, students will receive comprehensive training in advanced spreadsheet and database applications, document development, and presentation software skills,” says program convenor Carol Cram. They will also learn computerized accounting, event planning, and Web page design and maintenance.”

      At least two years of post-secondary education or a Bachelor’s degree is preferred from applicants, however considerable work experience will be reviewed and may be accepted as the equivalent of educational prerequisites.

      For more information, contact Carol Cram at 604.986.1911, ext. 2296, or at ccram@capilanou.ca . The Web site is www.capilanou.ca/abt.

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