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Success Stories

I am writing from my heart.

Earlier in the year 2016 I got laid off from work as a business analyst, I knew I needed to upgrade my knowledge base and skill set in order to find new employment. After calling around to a number of schools I still wasn't able to make up my mind as to what courses I needed to take.

I found OptionTrain online and called in to the instructor asking him about the courses they offer, I found out that OptionTrain offered the same courses for 1/2 the price I was getting elsewhere.

    I took the following courses:
  • SAS programming
  • Project Management Professional
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Microsoft Project.

After taking those courses, I gain new confidence in my abilities as a Business Analyst.

was able to find employment immediately after taking those courses, I knew what to say in my interviews. I currently work as a Senior Business Analyst Consultant where I'm utilizing my knowledge gained at OptionTrain.

I am so thankful to Farid, Keith and Lal for their unconditional support in training. They made me feel very comfortable as a student and I was able to ask as many questions as I could.

I got lots of one on one time as well, they are very knowledgeable, experienced instructors.

I would recommend OptionTrain to anyone who needs to start or expand their career, It's a great place for learning.

I knew I made the right decision when I chose OptionTrain, now I am able to prove it!

My employer is extremely happy with my work, and how knowledgeable and accountable I am.

Thanks to the staff at OptionTrain I appreciate your support, I would not have been able to do it without your help!

- Robert A

Lisa Jacques. My success story. After staying at home to raise my children, taking on part-time telephone employment and supporting the small business bookkeeping needs of my husband’s company I needed find full-time employment. My family needed the additional financial support.

I was familiar with Microsoft Word and to a lesser degree Excel, but, I needed to become very knowledgeable and confident in order to be hired. I needed to learn all of the 2013 Microsoft Office application software and knew I needed more than on-line or YouTube instruction. This was difficult because I needed to keep my part-time jobs and could not afford the time or money to attend a full year MS program. Finding OptionTrain on-line was the answer to my problems.

OptionTrain was the only school I found that offered evening and one or two day computer training for every Microsoft application and advanced courses as well. Their location was also convenient to get to at Yonge and Eglinton. I was taught all of the MS Office applications, including the advanced Excel course. My instructor Lal Fernando was professional, patient and flexible. Lal taught me well and always made me feel good about learning.

I asked to volunteer on a part-time basis in the OptionTrain office to gain some practical experience. OptionTrain’s Director, Farid Ahmed, was very kind and enthusiastic about helping me to learn general office procedures and gain valuable computer experience. Farid allowed me to attend other courses, such as MS Project and Sig Sigma, in exchange for my volunteer efforts.

As I was looking for work, OptionTrain provided many references for me to prospective employers. I passed the software testing of an employment agency. After fulfilling a short term, contract office assignment through the agency I was hired for my current permanent position. I was dedicated, but, the knowledge and confidence I received from OptionTrain were the tools, the objectives, to achieve my goal.

– Lisa Jacques.

Mr. Ralf's Success Story

Immigrating to Canada with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree all duly evaluated as equivalents could not give me the link to gainful employment in a competitive labor market.

My contact with OptionTrain has, however, led to the acquisition of new skills and the opportunity for a career change. It started with the PMP moved on to Software Testing and Quality Assurance and I am now preparing for the CBAP® exam.

I asked to volunteer on a part-time basis in the OptionTrain office to gain some practical experience. OptionTrain’s Director, Farid Ahmed, was very kind and enthusiastic about helping me to learn general office procedures and gain valuable computer experience. Farid allowed me to attend other courses, such as MS Project and Sig Sigma, in exchange for my volunteer efforts.

I intend to go for the Lean Six Sigma Master Belt Certification after OptionTrain saw me through the Green Belt Exam.

This continuation is due to their resources and principally, the support given to candidates before and after each exam.

I remain grateful for the references I was given by them for my present employment. I am very happy now.

- Thomas A.