Economic Development as a Career
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Consider 'Community Economic Development' as a Career
Community Economic Development is an inclusive process that embraces all sectors.
- Economic and Business Development
- Environment and Infrastructure
- Education, Healthcare and Housing
- Tourism and Recreation
Economic Development Officers are outgoing and have good people skills. They are entrepreneurial and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously. They are change agents!
What type of education do I need?
The profession thus draws from post secondary graduates in various disciplines. A core knowledge and skills base can be augmented via professional development obtained online or from regional and national industry associations.
Examples of careers in economic development:
- Economic development officers.
- Managers of local or regional economic development organizations.
- Business development specialists with municipalities or industry organizations.
- Tourism or recreation specialists.
- Public sector employees
Post Secondary Programs in Community and Economic Development
The following institutions have been identified as offering specific programs targeted to community and economic development curriculum:
Assiniboine Community College Brandon MB
Offers a two year Aboriginal Community Diploma as well as a shorter certificate program. This program is also available via long distance education.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 204.725.8700/1-800-862-6307
Telephone: 705-949-2301/1-888-ALGOMA-U (1-888-254-6628)
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Merritt and Vancouver BC
Simon Fraser University Burnaby BC
University of Northern British Columbia Prince George BC