Occupational Skills Award
The Event Planner Occupational Skills Award prepares the student with skills that are necessary to become a successful planner within the industry. The focus will be on details, vision, organization and the means to produce both big and small events. Event Planners may work on a freelance basis, for an event planning company and/or nonprofit organization and for-profit corporations. Coursework covers planning and directing an event from start to finish. This will include: promotions, music, hospitality, merchandise and/or vendors, stage, rentals, culinary, lighting, selecting a venue, budget, and an internship in the field. After completion of the skills award, students will be eligible for a position in the following areas: fashion event planner, assistant event planner, fashion show event planner, assistant event coordinator, and assistant event manager.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $28,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $83,000.