New Fall Programs Focus on Job-Ready Skills


Continuing Education programs are created to respond to training needs in the communities and sectors it serves — in Calgary and beyond. An ongoing process ensures that our programs are current, relevant and accessible.

The Fall 2015 semester launched on June 8, allowing students to register into courses that run between September and December.

Along with returning favourites, several new business and management programs were introduced.

The Advanced Public Relations certificate prepares public relations professionals to take on greater responsibility, with a focus on the strategic role of PR in the organization.

In association with Power System Asset Management Solutions (PSAMS), we are introducing the Asset Management program. It covers industry standards in five key areas of asset management.

We present a new Automotive Sales program. The four-day program is tailored specifically to the automotive sales industry. Learners will develop selling competency by understanding customer psychology and acting with integrity.

Our new Business Administration certificate combines highly sought-after business skills. The short, practical program gives a broad overview of key business competencies.

For those who are considering a new career, we have developed the Career Pathways: By Design, Not Default program, made up of 3-hour workshops covering everything from career mapping to resume creation and interviewing skills to onboarding.

Our online Community Investment Professional program gives a broad overview of how community investment fits with related functions such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability and shared values.

Digital Content Creation helps learners develop a content strategy and write and deliver interesting content to attract and engage audiences online and over social media channels.

The Transitional Vocational Program presents a series of six Disability Services Practitioner webinars providing clear foundational information for people working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

As the Canadian population ages, organizations are contemplating the consequences of a mass exodus of qualified employees. Supporting, Retaining and Engaging Our Mature Workers helps companies attract and engage this valuable resource.

Wedding and Social Event Planner brings artistic and business skills together to plan weddings, celebrations and other social events.

CE_Blog_Cover_F15Find these and many more programs on the MRU Continuing Education website at

You can also view the Fall 2015 Continuing Education calendar online.

by Karen McCarthy


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