Speedy entry ensured into workforce through centennial college's financial training


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Speedy entry ensured into workforce through centennial college's financial training

  1. 1. Speedy Entry Ensured into Workforce through Centennial Colleges Financial Training“It has courses such as mutual funds, your basic math and English courses and your introduction to financialservices, which is really, really helpful because today it’s such a high in-demand job,” says Zara Kareshi astudent of the financial training undertaking (officially known as Financial Service Fundamentals) at Toronto’sCentennial College. “What I like about the program is that financial services is not only interesting because ittalks about the economy and what finance is actually like but also because it’s practical. These days you canwork up towards a designation. It’s such a broad field you can get into anything in finance just by studyingfinancial services.”Zara gives excellent insight from a student perspective on the benefits of the financial services training atCentennial College. Let’s take a closer look at specific details. First and foremost, to apply, students must havecompleted a minimum of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age orolder. In addition, students must have the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent andMath 11C, M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. Students will be placed in the appropriateEnglish and math levels based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extratime and fees.Taking one year to complete, the financial training courses offered within the program are designed to getstudents into the field quickly. To ensure that students are qualified, Centennial College employs experiencedfaculty members who are professionals in the industry. These professors lead financial training courses such as:Financial Accounting (introduces simple tools to allow students to analyze financial information and explain theinformation contained in the financial statements in their future roles as managers, investors, or other users offinancial accounting information); Credit and Collections (topics include consumer lending, mortgage lendingand financial statement analysis affecting particularly consumer loans and mortgage applications); ProfessionalSelling (emphasis is placed on pre-selling activities, techniques and procedures to use during the salesinteraction and post sales activity); and more. In addition, students in the financial training program have theopportunity to take a course leading to a license to sell mutual funds. (This will incur costs in addition to regulartuition).Graduates of the financial training at Centennial College. First, they may continue their education into the two-year financial training program where in one additional year they can enhance their qualifications. This enablesthem to pursue lucrative careers in the broader financial services industry. The other option is to enter thefinancial services sector. “Many people end up working for banks and some people work for mutual fundcompanies selling mutual funds or advising on mutual funds to the general public. I am confident that in eightmonths, if you pass the exams, if you meet the standard, there are jobs available,” says Harvey Willows, aprofessor in the financial training program.For More Info. About financial training visit centennialcollege.ca