Training Programs

We are Now Accepting Applications for our Fall Programming!

Each year, the Strait Area Chamber provides the business community across the region with between 15-20 certificate skills development programs.  Programs are offered in groups 3-5 times per year at convenient times. These provincially certified courses range in topics from Sage Accounting to Microsoft Office, to Business Leadership, and a host of other topics. Courses are chosen based on the needs of our members. They are all designed to increase productivity and growth in local businesses. And what’s more…. they are free!  Check out the course listing for this fall below!


Contact us today to find out more or to register (email or call 902-625-1588).


Starting in September 2018!

General Course Descriptions


Social Media for Business (Level 1)

  • Facebook Business Accounts
  • Creating great posts for your business
  • Build and Track Brand Loyalty for your business
  • Tracking your insights and creating a success Plan
  • Advertising on Facebook
  • Create online strategies to engage your customers
  • Introduction to Social Media Management software PostCron

(This course requires you to have administrative rights to your Facebook & Twitter account if they exist and you will spent $10 in advertising. You MUST already have a personal Facebook account)


Social Media for Business (Level 2)

Prerequisite:  Participants MUST have taken Social Media Level 1

  • Creating a YouTube Channel for your business
  • Creating and editing media
  • Creating and using a media manager for all your online content using PostCron
  • Creating and using a strategy for the 5 categories of posts

(This course requires you to have administrative rights to your Facebook & Twitter account and you will spend $20 in social media features)


MS Excel for Business

  • Business Tips and Essential Excel Tools
  • Creating Budgets and Forecasting
  • Creating Formulas / Absolute Cell Referencing
  • Creating Interactive spreadsheets for your business

(This course is for beginners or normal excel users who want to learn how to build effective spreadsheets for their company)


SAGE Accounting (Level 1)

  • Foundations of Accounting
  • Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable
  • Inventory and Services
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Year-End Procedures
  • Financial Statement
  • Setting Up your books for the first time or auditing a setup that is already in use

(This course is for people who are looking to increase efficiency and reduce time spent on bookkeeping in their business by using an electronic accounting system, and for people who need a variety of financial reporting tools)


SAGE Level 2

Prerequisite:  Participants MUST have taken SAGE Level 1

  • Managing Accounts Receivable
  • Managing Accounts Payable
  • Advanced Payroll functions
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Preparing for Year End
  • Making Adjustments to Books

(This course is for people seeking in-depth practice on the modules above)


Leadership for Business (Level 1)

  • Create and Inspire Motivation on a Team
  • Define your Strengths
  • Hold a Difficult Conversation
  • Keys to Leading and Impacting Others
  • Motivating Others
  • Influence how others see you
  • Sharpen your elevator pitch

(This course is for people who are looking to build confidence, influence the way they are viewed by others, and influence the motivation of others)


Computer Tools for Business (Cloud for Business)

  • Free storage on cloud services
  • Automating backups to cloud
  • Sharing Documents via cloud services
  • Collaborating and group work via Cloud sharing
  • Creating pdfs
  • Free business apps
  • Office Suite and Open Office via the cloud

(This course is for people who are looking to find cost-effective ways to improve efficiency in their business – great for people on the move!)

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