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Building careers in event management – festival and conference

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Event management – festival and conference in an upcoming field and is expected to produce a large number of jobs. You may consider joining an event management college to develop skills and attitude required to seek employment in this sector.

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Building careers in event management – festival and conference

  1. 1. Building Careers in Event Management – Festival and Conference The business of special events, including festivals and conferences, has grown enormously not only in Canada but also internationally. This sector now significantly contributes to the tourism industry, both in terms of revenue as well as employment. This means that event management is a continuously evolving field and will continue to generate employment in the times to come. Consequently, it can be said that the current is the best time to enter the industry and build a rewarding career. Building Careers in Event Management Event tourism and festival management is an evolving profession. They are a major catalyst for tourism across local, national and global markets. It is expected that this sector will produce around 121,000 new jobs by 2015, which is near future. If you’re also looking to seek an entry in this field, you may consider taking a course in event management – festival and conference. Typically, it is a one-year graduate certificate program that introduces you to various aspects of event management. Besides, you will gain skills necessary to ensure smooth operation of events. The event management program prepares you for employment in hotels, convention and conference centres, corporations, festivals, tourism and non-profit organizations, arts and cultural organizations, sports and recreational organizations and event marketing management. You can also choose to be self employed and establish your own event management business. Program Details A postgraduate event management runs through two semesters and covers a wide range of subjects. It’s short but an intensive program where you’ll be prepared to plan, design and coordinate effective site and facility operations and create, plan and implement effective programming for events. You also learn to apply accounting and financial knowledge and skills for smooth operation of events. In addition, you are taught to develop and implement financial initiatives based on event objectives through various methods, including fundraising initiatives and sponsorship programs. During the program tenure, you study subjects like event marketing – festival and conference, volunteer and team building coordination, networking and industrial relations, sponsorship development, event budgeting, introduction to event, festival and conference, risk and security management, programming community and cultural festivals, events and conferences, and risk and security management, site logistics and operations management, creativity and innovation, communications and media planning, and greening your festival, event and conference. Choosing an Event Management College
  2. 2. There are numerous colleges in Toronto that offer event management programs for graduates. Unfortunately, not all are accredited. And most of them don’t offer good employment prospects. Centennial College’s program is accredited by UNWTO TedQual and exhibits high standards of learning. The event management college meets all the required standards when it comes to program curriculum, qualifications of faculty members and teaching methodology. Besides, college-industry partnership helps you in seeking employment right after graduation. Eligibility Criteria In order to apply for this particular program, you will need a college diploma or university degree in hospitality, tourism or related discipline. If you have prior experience working in a related field, then you’ll be required to submit your resume. Your application will be considered even if you have a degree or diploma in an unrelated field but have related work experience. Apart from this, you can also apply if you have a partial post-secondary education and relevant work experience in hospitality.

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