Hamilton Facility offers Education that fits

    HAMILTON, ON, Dec. 27 /CNW/ - Earning a diploma or a degree shouldn't
interfere with your life, that's what those at a local educational facility
believe and is why they offer a system that can fit any lifestyle. Business
Skills College (BSC), located at 891 Upper James Street, is the only post
secondary school that offers what they call FlexLearn(TM).
    FlexLearn(TM) is an independent learning system exclusive to Business
Skills College. This system is different from anything else other educational
facilities may offer, because it allows students to design their own schedule
as long as they fulfill the minimum requirements. FlexLearn(TM) gives a
student control over their education, making the transition to a new career
    "FlexLearn(TM) really suits me," said one student, "I love being able to
come and go as I want, take days off when I want and work ahead when I want. I
can't imagine doing college any other way."
    BSC president John Williams, a longtime Hamilton businessman, has the
passion and experience when it comes to helping other people succeed. Having
owned many Macdonald's franchises within the city, as well as other
businesses, he is the visionary behind the Flexlearn(TM) brand, and believes
this system can work for anyone. "It's one of our strongest selling points
relative to other colleges for two reasons," said Williams. "One, it's
lifestyle-friendly. Students can integrate school easily with other aspects of
their life. The second reason is, it enhances learning. Students learn at
their own speed, and they have instructors on hand to assist them with the
curriculum enabling them to tackle the material at any given time."
    Williams believes students learn for themselves, not by themselves, and
at their own pace, not necessarily at the pace of their classmates. Instead of
a student having to be at their computer stations during assigned time slots,
they can be there any time the college is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday. And if a student is having trouble mastering a certain
concept or skill, they can spend the extra time they need working on it and
receive extra help, rather than having to go by a clock or a schedule and
vacate their seat for someone else. Or, if a student already knows certain
material well, they can fly through it quickly and move on to other things.
    BSC offers nine programs including Financial Administration, Legal
Administration, Early Childhood Assistant and more. And depending on the
program, 20 to 25 hours of study are required per week, with students
generally choosing to spend anywhere from 4 to 7 hours at school on any given
    Students who complete their coursework early or spend longer every day in
class and finish early can take free electives that include Bookkeeping,
Microsoft Publisher, Front Page, QuickBooks or Simply Accounting.
    BSC admits students weekly throughout the year and boasts a graduation
rate of almost 90 per cent. Students can earn diplomas in 5 to 10 months and
most of them get jobs in short order.
    "Our highly focused, shorter-term program positions people for success,"
said Williams. "Compared to traditional colleges, we leave fewer students
behind because we give them more opportunities to get up to speed and compress
their learning into a relatively short time period."

For further information:

For further information: on Business Skills College call (905) 387-8787,
or visit www.business-skills.com

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