Specialize With Continuing Education To Make You More Employable


Lindsey Goodchild enrolled in the sustainability certificate program at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University last year because she believed it would make her more employable.

As a geography and social anthropology graduate from the University of Western Ontario, she tried to enter the job market but found there were few career opportunities available to her.  After a lot of research into sustainability programs in Canada, she decided that the sustainability certificate program at The Chang School would be a great fit.

Sustainability is a relatively recent trend in North America, with it only recently becoming a part of corporate culture.  The Chang School’s certificate program is one of the first of it’s kind in Canada.  The program is designed so that students from a variety of different academic backgrounds can complete the courses in the program.

The sustainability program has opened a lot of doors for Goodchild.  Not only is she employed as a sustainability consultant with Lura Consulting, she also recently won a contest sponsored by The Chang School to help create a Blackberry application related to sustainability.

The sustainability certificate program will next be offering courses for the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 term.

Lacking the hands-on experience to land a job? Try adding a postgraduate specialization to your repertoire. Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offers several certificate programs, many of which are available online. Add expertise in project management, sustainability, economics, publishing, GIS, public relations, and more! Visit www.ryerson.ca/ce for details.

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