Jim (@riederj) leads the flagship Institute program at West Island College. providing students with academic focused experiential opportunities focused on future careers opportunities in Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, and International Languages and Culture.
Jim is always looking to partner with professional organization who will share their stories and provide opportunities for his students as they develop their passion for future university and career paths. Jim has had a dual career in Education and in the Software industry. Jim started his career in education and education administration, becoming a Vice-Principal at 27 years of age.
After a 7 year stint as a school leader, Jim left education to pursue a career with a software startup that grew, went through a series of acquisitions and went public.
Jim eventually became a sale director who looked after sales teams and a reseller channel that extended across North America and the globe. About 6 years ago Jim returned to his educational roots and started working at West Island College, leading the Admissions team, and eventually transitioning to his current role as the Head of the Institute program.
Jim has been married for 27 years and has two grown children who are pursuing their own careers in Business and Biotechnology. Jim’s enjoys hockey, golf, travel, backpacking and just being with people.
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