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Ashton College Leads the Way in Today’s Global Economy

By: Theresa Pugh

Published On: November 6, 2014

Are you prepared for today’s tough global economy? Ashton College is embracing innovation and taking the lead in offering creative online programs.

According to, many Canadian educators are also responding to this surge of interest in e-learning, and incorporating online instruction in their courses.

From free webinar series to help graduates land that perfect job, to offering cutting edge online education, Ashton College provides a range of educational options, including bookkeeping, financial services and human resources. The much sought after Certified Financial Planner program offers a realistic and very practical alternative to a costly and time-consuming option found in traditional higher education.

Gone are the days when the only financial game in town was spending $20,000 a year in order to earn a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Megha Shakya, Ashton College graduate, 2011 from the CFP said:

“Ashton College gave me the foundation to prepare my career in financial planning. The Certified Financial Planner program was just right – the instructor, the classroom, the practical tips and test questions were all of a superb quality. “

CFP® certification is the most widely recognized financial planning designation in Canada and is considered the gold standard for the profession, representing the highest level of competence, ethics and practice. Along with providing clients peace of mind, there are compensation benefits to certification. CFP professionals often earn more than those who are not certified, and 50% earn more than $100,000 per year.

The Gold Standard has ranked Financial Planner at 16 out of the top 20 jobs for 2014.

Canadian Business Magazine ranked Personal Financial Planner at 9 out of the top 10 jobs in Business and Finance in 2014.

“Careers in the financial industry, particularly financial planning, will continue to be in top demand in 2014 due to retirement and increased demand for financial planning advice.” – Canadian Business Magazine

Ashton courses are all accredited by, or offered in partnership with professional associations and national licensing bodies, their programs and courses give students the opportunity to get ahead in their career. Ashton works work with professionals from subject-specific industries to ensure that all current up-to-date requirements are met in the professional field. From home inspection to HR, bookkeeping to business, Ashton College has an online solution to help students on their professional journey.

President of Ashton College, Colin Fortes, added:

“When you hire Ashton College students or graduates, you can be confident that they understand your industry. They are bright, energetic, career-focused candidates who have the skills and values to get the job done.

Our students have taken programs that have been specifically designed by industry experts who know the benefits of practical real life experience.

This helps keep Ashton College ahead of the pack.”



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