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December 3, 2016
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Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

A New Take on Technology Training

WLU Student Connections introduces a unique approach to technology training with workshops

Aug 17/07


Cory Kittel, Coordinator, WLU Student Connections, Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship, Toll Free
1-888-807-7777, Direct
519-884-0710 ext 2820,

Student Connections at Wilfrid Laurier University is excited to announce a new take on technology training. Starting in September, Student Connections will be delivering a series of new technology workshops that were designed to combine the best elements of hands-on in classroom training with the interactive discussions and theory of a seminar, but all in a convenient two hour format.

Interactive is the key word used when describing the new workshops. Participants can expect sessions filled will practical hands-on exercises, demonstrations, and group discussions. Student Connections is encouraging participants to bring in their own tech devices such as digital cameras and/or laptops, depending on the topic, for enhanced interaction and understanding. At the end of each two hour workshop, each participant is given a detailed exercise booklet as a great reference tool, and all of this is offered at an unbeatable value. Some of the workshops being offered include Simple Steps to Computer Security, Computer Clean-Up & Maintenance, Wired and Wireless Networks, Digital Photo Management, Easy and Effective E-Newsletters, Search Engine Ranking Secrets, Online Selling and Electronic Storefronts, and many more.

Each workshop is offered for one evening and provides ample exposure of one topic with no obligation to take any other courses which differs from most other training options that require weeks of commitment. This format provides a convenient and flexible training option that fully suit individual needs. Participants also have the option of returning to take more advanced courses or they can complete a series of courses to earn a certificate.

“There is now a greater and more diverse selection of fantastic workshops and classes that are almost impossible to find anywhere else; not to mention the highly interactive workshops that provide a learning experience like no other” says Cory Kittel, co-coordinator of Student Connections.

Workshops will be held in Waterloo, Brantford, Stratford and Guelph on selected weekdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at a cost of $35 (GST included). Interested individuals can call us at 519-884-0710 ext. 2820 (toll free 1-888-807-7777) or visit our website for more information or to register.

Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier’s School of Business and Economics, Student Connections is an Industry Canada Initiative that hires post-secondary students and recent graduates as Student Business Advisors (SBAs). SBAs are typically students interested in developing their business, IT and communications skills in a professional setting.  They deliver e-business and Internet training to introduce small and medium sized businesses and communities to technology.

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