May 28, 2004: Mastering modern workplace communications skills

      May 28, 2004
      Contact: Crawford Kilian
      Tel: 604.983.7585

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—“Employers say they want employees with top communications skills,” says Capilano College instructor Crawford Kilian. “We’re meeting that demand.”

      Kilian’s Communications department runs the Professional Communications Certificate program. By taking five courses, students master a range of writing and speaking skills needed in the modern workplace.

      “We’re planning an information meeting for Tuesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.,” Kilian says. “At the meeting we’ll outline the skills employers want, and how our courses meet their needs. For example, we offer a course in presentation skills; students watch videotapes of themselves to see what they’re doing right and wrong.

      “In September we’ll also offer courses in advanced business writing and editing, visual communications, and freelance article writing.”

      Kilian says most certificate students are already working and prefer to take courses part-time at night. “We’re getting wonderful students,” he says. “Some are running their own businesses. Others are changing careers, or planning a step up in their present careers.”

      Kilian says he’s equally proud of his faculty. “Our teachers bring their own experience right from the workplace,” he says. ”They know the skills and professionalism that students will need.” Kilian himself is the author of more than 20 books, including Writing for the Web.

      The information meeting will take place on Capilano College’s North Vancouver campus in the Cedar building, room 224, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Interested students will be able to arrange interviews that evening. For more information, contact Crawford Kilian Crawford Kilian at 604.983.7585 or at


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      For more information, contact Crawford Kilian at 604.983.7585 or at