Toronto, ON (June 28, 2010) – The Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) launches a new interactive webinar series targeting high school graduates who will be taking accounting courses at a college or university. Led by CGA program instructor Claire St. Pierre, CGA, the webinars will be hosted on CGA Ontario’s high school engagement website at www.seeyourway.org. Students can log-onto the site at anytime to participate in the webinars.
“We believe it’s critical to ensure students have access to tools that drive success,” said Doug Brooks, FCGA, CEO, Certified General Accountants of Ontario. “This new accounting webinar series will help prepare students who may not have otherwise been exposed to accounting at the high school level for a post-secondary school education in accounting, finance or business – jump-starting their potential for success.”
The webinar series offers preparatory accounting criteria comprised of an introduction to accounting, a case study, and a review of the case study with supporting answers.
The webinar initiative is based on an introductory accounting course offered by Liang Chen, CGA, accounting lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough, who recognized that incoming undergraduates would benefit from a preparatory accounting class.
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For more information, please contact:
Amy Mulhern, Manager, Public Relation, CGA Ontario
Phone: 416-544-4781 or 1-800-668-1454, ext. 8311