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Humber Selected to Train Ontario’s Real Estate Professionals

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RECO asks Humber to deliver more than 55,000 courses annually

Real Estate Council of OntarioToronto, Ontario – April 7, 2017

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning will soon be training Ontario’s next generation of real estate salespersons and brokers. An estimated 12,000 aspiring real estate professionals are expected to take 55,000 courses annually, as the college partners with the Real Estate Council of Ontario and NIIT Canada to provide new salesperson and broker education programs across the province beginning July 1, 2019.

Humber has partnered with NIIT Canada, a training solutions provider, to develop and design the curriculum. Humber will administer and deliver both the salesperson and broker education programs which will be comprised of courses, simulations and exams. Programs will be available in-class, in real time virtual classrooms and online in self-paced e-learning format.

"Humber has a strong industry reputation for credential testing and delivery of professional designation programs," said Alister Mathieson, vice-president Advancement and External Affairs, Humber College. "Further, Humber is closely connected with our local and provincial communities, and the opportunity to deliver specialized education and skills to real estate salespersons and brokers will help contribute to Ontario's economy as newly trained professionals enter the workforce."

Overall, RECO retains ownership of the new salesperson and broker education curriculum. "We're pleased to announce that the new program will be developed by this partnership of two innovative leaders in professional education," said Joseph Richer, Registrar, RECO. "The new program will bring together the best in local real estate knowledge and education delivery, and leading edge expertise in program development. It will help ensure that students are practice-ready when they begin their real estate careers."

RECO selected NIIT Canada and Humber through a rigorous Request for Proposal (RFP) process. "NIIT Canada is truly honored to have been selected as the provider of the real estate professional training programs to RECO. We are looking forward to developing the highest quality of training programs for Ontario’s real estate professionals. Canada is an important market for us and we are committed to expanding our operations in Canada, specifically Ontario, through our Toronto office to better serve the needs of our Canadian customers," said Sapnesh Lalla, President, NIIT Corporate Learning Group.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Pat Tait, Manager, Education and Training Solutions
416-675-6622 ext 4688
pat.tait@humber.ca

About RECO

The Real Estate Council of Ontario regulates real estate professionals in the province on behalf of the Ontario government by enforcing the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002). We protect the public interest through a fair, safe and informed marketplace. RECO holds registered brokers and salespersons to professional standards, protects the public interest, and enhances consumer confidence in the real estate profession. In addition, RECO strives to educate consumers to ensure they understand the benefits of a regulated real estate sector.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Established in 1967, Humber College is one of Canada's leading post-secondary institutions offering programs to over 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 continuing education students. Humber College partners with government, industry and community in the development and delivery of customized training programs, and government and industry credential testing programs, including: Ontario Building Code certification examinations, and programs for IHM Property Management and ACMO Condominium Management and Administration. From the 1980s through to 2000, Humber College was a delivery partner of the original Real Estate Education Program, delivering courses to over 18,000 students.

About NIIT Learning Solutions (Canada) Limited

NIIT Learning Solutions (Canada) Limited is a subsidiary of NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, established in 1981. NIIT Limited offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to institutions, individuals, and corporations in over 40 countries. NIIT's comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom curriculum design and content development, learning administration and delivery, strategic sourcing, learning technology, and advisory services. NIIT's global customers include leading global energy and petrochemical companies headquartered in Europe; some of the largest multi-national banks, insurance, and financial services companies in North America; and market-leading global technology companies. The Learning and Performance Institute, UK has internationally accredited NIIT as a forward-thinking, reputable provider, committed to learner outcomes, performance development, and customer satisfaction.