Planning, managing and executing a successful live event requires a unique individual armed with specific knowledge and skills. Specialists in event planning and management are vital to the success of all types of live events such as concerts, award ceremonies, trade shows, sporting events, charities, fundraisers, press conferences, business associations, sporting events, galas, weddings, social events and a wide variety of corporate events such as product launches, conferences, board meetings, seminars, team building and executive retreats. Event planners play an integral role in all aspects of live events, from concept to delivery – whether it’s choosing a perfect venue for a wedding, anniversary or birthday or coordinating and managing production, resources and staff for a trade show or entertainment event.
Graduates earn a Diploma in Event Planning & Management.
Intensive practical experience in the concepts and artistic styles used to conceptualize, manage and execute an extensive variety of live events.
Extensive study and practical hands-on experience in the areas of design, planning, marketing, promotion, fundraising and sponsorship, budgeting and financial management, human resource management, risk management and customer service skills.
Incredible opportunities to network and collaborate with students in other Metalworks Institute programs.
Prepare for a career as an event planner in hotels, cruise lines, country clubs, resorts, entertainment complexes, banquet halls, conference and trade centers, corporations, casinos, production companies, charity or fundraising organizations, promotional companies and regional tourism organizations.
Our exclusive educational partnership with Metalworks Production Group provides students with an unprecedented learning environment and networking opportunities in the live event industry.
The Event Planning & Management program is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005.
AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE
Event Planning and Design
Event Financial Management
Event Production Technologies
Marketing & Promotion of Live Events
Agreements & Contracts for Live Events
Health & Safety
Human Resource Management
Business Ethics & Communications
Applicants must have an OSSD or equivalent.
Mature applicants are welcome to apply.
Acceptance to the program is limited and subject to an academic assessment and acceptance interview.
It is also expected that applicant’s demonstrate keen interest in business management, possess creative aptitude and computer literacy.