This is an opportunity for skilled tradespeople to expand their trade into a new business.
From September onwards, Mohawk College will offer a four-year Honors Bachelor of Business Administration focused on those working in skilled trades.
The online program, endorsed by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities and in conjunction with Algonquin and George Brown Colleges, is for people working in the skilled trades sector who are looking to grow their own business, take on greater responsibilities in their current work environments or pursue management careers in medium to large organizations.
The initial number of students is expected to be 140 between the three colleges.
Mohawk officials say the The Honors Bachelor of Business Administration (Trades Management) online will focus on business administration, management skills, accounting, project management, leadership, marketing, communication, and applied research skills .
The 420 hours of training will be set up to allow tradespeople to study at their own pace while working.
Graduates of the program will have skills in the human resources, marketing, finance and accounting aspects of skilled trades business operations.
Additionally, they will have training in research, executing strategic plans, assessing risk, and fostering a healthy workforce and business growth.
Note from Mohawk leaders applicants who already have a credential, including apprentices and journeypersons, may be able to start the graduation program in the third year of the program.
For more information, visit tradesmanagementdegree.ca.