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Nexion Canada Training the Next Generation

Nexion Canada has launched plans for training the next generation of travel agents through two new educational programs – a Virtual Campus and an Independent Learner program.

Each gives individuals new to the travel industry the chance to thoroughly learn the business – “in the way that works best for them.” The Virtual Campus and Independent Learner programs both offer best-in-class educational opportunities for prospective travel agents, and attendees can select the program and amount of structure that works the best for their lifestyle.

“Starting a new career in the travel industry, including as a travel agent, is something that appeals to a wide cross-section of individuals, particularly those who have a passion for travel and those who are interested in owning their own businesses,” said Mike Foster, president of Nexion Canada. “With no previous non-degree offerings available, we recognized the opportunity to fill that gap with a program that offered flexibility for busy adults through two distinct options. With Nexion Canada’s experience as a host agency, we are uniquely well-positioned to educate the travel agent professional of tomorrow.”

The Virtual Campus offers participants an online version of a traditional travel school, complete with instructors, classmates, study halls and projects. Each individual is placed into a cohort, and Virtual Campus students meet with their cohort for weekly online study groups throughout four learning modules. Expert instructors from Nexion Canada guide these with discussions, along with question-and-answer sessions on each module. In between study groups, participants complete online lessons at their convenience and Nexion Canada also arranges guest faculty lectures from experts in all segments of the travel industry. An admissions interview is required for entry into the program.

At the end of the Virtual Campus course, attendees will present a business or career plan to the group. The Virtual Campus is designed not only to educate participants about the travel industry, but to prepare them to become independent professional travel agents.

The Independent Learner program from Nexion Canada offers even greater flexibility and does not require an admissions interview. All of the high-quality eLearn lessons are included, as well as quizzes for the aspiring travel agents to test their understanding and retention of the courses. Nexion Canada instructors are available via e-mail for guidance, and one coaching session is included.

Independent Learners can move at their own pace, and the courses are available to them for six months. Since there is no study cohort, Independent Learners have the opportunity to truly learn when and where they want to.

To learn more about these educational opportunities and about becoming a Nexion Canada member travel agent, call 1-866-399-9989 or e-mail sales@nexioncanada.com.

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