Centennial College adds Environics Analytics' ENVISION micromarketing training to programs

TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Centennial College, in partnership with the marketing services and data analytics company Environics Analytics (EA), is incorporating EA's ENVISION micromarketing software into its marketing programs to give students a distinctive edge in the skills they can offer employers.

Through ENVISION training, Centennial marketing students will acquire an in-depth understanding of how to develop powerful, data-driven analysis for geography- and segment-based micromarketing intelligence about consumers and target markets. These skills will position students to help businesses extract valuable insights from the deep reservoir of statistical data, leading to better marketing decisions. 

"Centennial students will be the first in Canada to graduate from a marketing program that includes a set of learning outcomes designed around ENVISION," says Professor Danica Lavoie of Centennial's School of Business. "Environics Analytics' ENVISION training will inform a new generation of marketing professionals who can provide the analytics skills Canada's corporations are keen to employ."

Initially, ENVISION training will be incorporated in the college's two- and three-year marketing programs, as well as Centennial's unique graduate certificate program in marketing research and analytics. Students will graduate with both a college diploma and an ENVISION training certificate.

"ENVISION is used by organizations to find their most promising prospects and develop marketing campaigns at the national, regional and local levels," says Rupen Seoni, EA's Vice President and Practice Leader. "This program is a great example of professional educators listening to the needs of the market and helping students graduate with skills that will be in demand for many years to come."

Established in 2003, Environics Analytics has quickly grown to become Canada's premier marketing and analytical services company. The Toronto-based firm employs the most experienced geodemographers, modelling statisticians and marketing experts in Canada. To sample ENVISION's PRIZM C2 segmentation system, which classifies Canadians into 66 lifestyle types, visit http://www.environicsanalytics.ca/prizm-c2-cluster-lookup.

The licencing agreement between Centennial College and Environics Analytics will be reflected in marketing curriculum changes incorporated this coming fall and winter. For more information, visit http://www.centennialcollege.ca/business.

About Environics Analytics

Environics Analytics is the premier marketing services and data analytics company in Canada. Specializing in segmentation, site modeling and custom analytics, the Toronto-based company provides data-driven market insights to help clients find and keep their customers. It has the most experienced team of micromarketing experts in Canada, and is a member of the Environics group, a unique alliance of companies dedicated to providing intelligent research, analytics and communications. To learn more about Environics Analytics, please visit www.environicsanalytics.ca or call Julia Vasilev at 416-969-2733.

About Centennial College

Centennial College is Ontario's first public college, established in 1966, primarily serving the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area through four campuses. It has a record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. Centennial is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. Centennial's School of Business offers a wide range of business programs and was the first to offer a graduate certificate in marketing research and analytics. For details, visit www.centennialcollege.ca.

SOURCE: Centennial College

For further information:

Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications Officer, Centennial College, 416-289-5000, ext. 7142 or 416-605-6012/mtoljagic@centennialcollege.ca


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