Willis College of Business & Technology, the premier e-Business, Internet technologies and business management training provider, is at the heart of three highly innovative initiatives that has brought together the talents of experts in leading-edge software development, academia, business training, research, learning, and management.
If knowledge is an asset, then learning must be viewed as both a strategic initiative and competitive advantage. We work in an age
where the lifespan of skills and knowledge are constantly shortened
by technology and the speed of change. Employees need to know how to integrate all of the new technological advances into the workplace; therefore, learning and development for both organizations
and individuals have never been more important.
Dr. David Johnston, Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Online Education from Industry Canada
invited Willis College of Business & Technology to comment on the various research papers prepared
for the Advisory Committee and to provide a perspective from the private training sector. Rima
Aristocrat, President and Dr. Keith Wilson from Willis College submitted their paper titled "Building a
Canadian e-Learning Model".
Recognized as the Premier e-Learning Enterprise Facility in Ottawa, Willis College of Business and Technology is known as one of the most distinguished private colleges in Canada. Since 1896, Willis College has been an undisputed leader in recognizing emerging job market demands and then developing and delivering the training required to meet those needs. More importantly, Willis College is proving consistently that the "power of knowledge” is the engine for life long learning.
OTTAWA, ON - July 28, 2000
The Canadian Academic Development Institute (CADI) has been created to provide leadership in
Information Technology training by ensuring the integration of industry requirements with academic
standards. This is spearheaded by professional development of faculty, research efforts in the area of
curriculum design, setting standards, applying technology to learning and the articulation that allows
students to transfer credits between Canadian high schools, colleges and universities.
OTTAWA, ON - July 24, 2000
Willis College of Business & Technology, Ottawa's 104-year-old institution announced today that the
Microsoft AATP summer training initiative for Canada is scheduled to take place at Willis College of
Business and Technology from July 24-28th. A Willis Microsoft-certified academic instructor will deliver
in-depth training in Microsoft Official Curriculum Course 2152, "Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional and Server," at a drastically reduced price to a total of 20 educators. This is a first for
Canada, a first for Ottawa and a first for Willis College.
Over the past 103 years, Willis College has been dedicated to the communities it serves by providing
quality adult career training programs. Since it opened its Kanata campus in 1996, Willis has provided
training to equip students with the knowledge and skills demanded by the well-established high tech
industry. Now, it is proud to be a major contributor to the Kanata Seniors' Centre.
A cross-border business development conference for Canadian and U.S. training providers sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade through the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., was described by Rima Aristocrat, President & CEO of Willis College of Business & Technology, as a most innovative and exciting matchmaking event.