Supporting Innovation, Training, and Industry Competitiveness in Atlantic Canada
The Business Analytics Center (BAC) is an innovation hub specifically designed to deliver project-based experiential learning for project management and data analytics students while providing space, equipment, and expertise to businesses from across the region.
The BAC is a place where businesses have access to state-of-the-art software and equipment when they collaborate with students under the supervision of our expert faculty. From sales figures to website visits to crop yields – whatever your business activities, you can benefit from data analysis and project management expertise. The information you obtain can help you direct your capital appropriately; make informed, evidence-based business decisions to optimize your operations; manage projects; and create new streams of revenue.
Holland College’s Business Analytics Centre supports the development and growth of small to medium sized enterprises and start-ups in Atlantic Canada while developing a highly skilled workforce of data analytics and project management specialists.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Companies collaborate directly with students to solve real-world issues, leading to more efficient business solutions with access to the latest technologies, decision-making strategies, and processes. We understand that smaller enterprises and start-ups have limited budgets. Your company will benefit from working on specific projects that you may not have the resources to tackle yourselves. These connections to industry will also facilitate relationships which could result in faster entry to the workforce for students.
Students can work in the BAC, in the company’s office, or virtually. They begin the project in their second semester (either in January or May, depending on when they start the program). The students are always under the supervision of their Holland College instructor, who monitors their progress.
HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION BENEFITS
Participating in a project with the BAC is mutually beneficial. SMEs and start-ups receive valuable business intelligence at no cost while Holland College students develop the skills and knowledge they need to be valued employees after they graduate.
Your business will have the opportunity to visit the Business Analytics Centre, where you can interact with the data analytics and project management students, pitch ideas, utilize space and equipment and access the expertise of faculty.
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Work with us!
We look forward to discussing how the Holland College Business Analytics Centre and our faculty and students can help your business. Please feel free to contact us for more information, to ask questions, or to discuss your business needs.