Humber College Partners with Applied to Empower the Next Generation of Brokers

Partnership to equip aspiring insurance professionals with real-world technology experience through Property and Casualty graduate certificate program

Mississauga, ON (Dec. 28, 2021) – Applied Systems® is pleased to announce a partnership with Humber College to develop and launch an insurance technology certificate program. The program provides students aspiring for careers in insurance with hands-on experience with Applied technology and focuses on the fundamentals of the industry and its three main functional areas – underwriting, loss adjusting and brokerage operations.

“Humber’s Faculty of Business prides itself on providing its students with real-world learning experiences based on industry practices. Working directly with Applied Systems products not only enhances the Insurance Management – Property & Casualty curriculum, it provides our students the opportunity to more easily transition into real-life brokerage experiences upon graduation,” said Alvina Cassiani, senior dean, Faculty of Business, Humber College. “We are excited to offer this unique learning opportunity to our students and grateful for Applied Systems for investing in the next generation of insurance professionals.”

The curriculum is designed to empower the broker channel to attract and retain experienced talent for all lines of business. With representation from some of Canada’s best-in-class brokerages, the curriculum was created in collaboration with a broker advisory committee, Applied Systems and Humber College faculty. The advisory committee has recommended and aligned on learning objectives, the lesson plan and technology including Applied’s brokerage management system, rating and commercial management solutions.

“A healthy broker distribution channel requires a constant infusion of new talent and we are excited to spotlight engaging technology that will attract these professionals to our industry,” said Steve Whitelaw, vice president and general manager, Applied Systems. “Our partnership with Humber College prepares students with the practical insurance knowledge and technology skills to launch their insurance careers.”
Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. For more information, please visit appliedsystems.com.

About the Canadian Broker Network

The Canadian Broker Network (CBN) is an alliance of leading independent insurance brokerages representing more than $2 billion in property casualty premiums as well as employee benefits and life and financial services, with over 50 offices across Canada and more than 1,500 employees. We give independent, employee-owned brokerages a unique way to grow and innovate their businesses by leveraging the collective wisdom, experience, and connections of our members. Maturing out of a forum dating back to 2002, originally designed to exchange best practices, CBN’s guiding principles of innovation, collaboration, commitment to growth, and independence ensures that members can deliver the best possible value proposition to their clients, employees, and insurer partners. For more information on CBN, including a list of our members, please visit canadianbrokernetwork.com.

SOURCE: Canadian Broker Network

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