Brenda M. Wiest, MA

Director of Educational Services

Brenda has a Master of Arts in Learning and Technology Degree from Royal Roads University and utilizes her knowledge, education and enthusiasm to provide relevant training to individuals and the business community. Since 1992, she has embraced the entrepreneurial world by owning and operating a business, services of which include corporate training, financial management, and bookkeeping. Her knowledge of finance, entrepreneurship, business, and computer software and technology have allowed her to create and deliver effective training, one-on- one or in large groups.

Program and Course Instruction

Brenda has over twenty years of experience in online and onsite, post-secondary program instruction. She has partnered with several private and public training facilities such as Selkirk College, Okanagan College, Community Futures, and the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences. Brenda has provided onsite, customized training and counselling to organizations within the non-profit, private and corporate sectors, as well as within the BC and Municipal Governments.

Curriculum Development

Since 1995, Brenda has collaborated with various corporate, private, and non-profit businesses to develop customized computer and financial training to assist the client in becoming productive and profitable. Some of the training provided includes: Customer Service, Collections, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, QuickBooks, Sage 50, Manual Bookkeeping for Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships, Income Taxes for Sole Proprietorships, MS Windows, and Organizing Your Office.

Brenda has developed curriculum for computer software and business courses, for a variety of private companies, and public training institutions including Selkirk College, Okanagan College, and Community Futures.

Financial Management Services

Brenda has worked with small to medium-sized businesses in the non-profit, private, and corporate sectors. Her services include: business planning, business and personal financial management consulting, bookkeeping, year-end completion, business and personal income tax returns, bookkeeping record audits, bookkeeping troubleshooting, and business start-up services.