By Jon Robinson
Toronto-based Avanti Computer Systems Ltd. has donated $185,000 in business management software to the Centre for Excellence in Print Media at NorQuest College in Edmonton. Avanti develops a suite of software modules to be applied as a Management Information System within printing companies.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer our students the ability to gain hands-on experience with a software tool developed in Canada,” said Norma Schneider, Dean of Business and Industry Careers at NorQuest.
Students of NorQuest’s printing program, which last year opened the Centre for Excellence in Print Media, graduate with a Digital Graphics Communications Diploma. As the largest community college in Alberta, NorQuest has about 10,000 full- and part-time students each year.
“There is a tremendous synergy between Avanti’s mission and NorQuest’s goal of helping print companies in Western Canada to become more efficient and profitable,” said Avanti President Patrick Bolan. “NorQuest is recognized throughout Canada for its ability to deliver graduates that hit the ground running and add real-world value to their new employers.”