At MRU, we believe that life-long learning is the key to success in any field. That’s why we are pleased to announce that several of our certificate programs recently have been approved by Alberta’s Blue Seal program and the national Gold Seal program.
“Our goal always has been to develop programs that help learners achieve career success and that meet the need for well-trained workers in a wide variety of fields,” says Dean Charles F. Webber. “We are proud that several of our certificates are now eligible for accreditation on the national and provincial level.”
In additional to earning their certificate from the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, graduates can apply course hours toward their Blue Seal or Gold Seal certification.
The Alberta Achievement in Business Competencies Program, also known as the Blue Seal Program, was established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board to encourage and recognize the study of business practices by individuals who are certified in an Alberta-designated trade or occupation.
Blue Seal certification helps workers demonstrate business aptitude to complement their technical skills.
These Cont Ed programs are eligible for full credit toward Blue Seal certification:
- Human Resource Management Extension Certificate
- Management Development Extension Certificate
- Strategic Management Extension Certificate
These programs are approved for credit hours towards the 150-hour minimum required to obtain a Blue Seal certificate:
- Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion
- Leadership Development Extension Certificate
- Organizational Change Management Extension Certificate
- Pillars of Management Certificate of Completion
- Project Management Extension Certificate
The Canadian Construction Association’s Gold Seal program is a national certification for construction managers and estimators Canada-wide. Gold Seal Certification is a comprehensive certification program that demonstrates expertise, industry commitment and ensures that practitioners are ready to meet the demands of construction projects across the country.
Gold Seal Certification can help construction professionals, contractors (and subcontractors) and owners move into management, further their construction knowledge and skills, change employment, or enhance industry credentials.
The following Cont Ed programs have been approved for formal education and training to apply for Gold Seal Certification:
- Project Management in Construction Extension Certificate
- Contract Management Extension Certificate
- Contract Management: Business Law Extension Certificate
“Blue Seal and Gold Seal certification enhance the career opportunities afforded by our industry-recognized Continuing Education certificates,” says Dean Webber. “We are please to be able to facilitate further career development for our students.”
— by Karen McCarthy