The future of the forest industry in British Columbia is fast changing and with a $2 million grant from the federal government, Selkirk College will now take the lead in making sure that the region's sector remains competitive and becomes a leader in the years ahead.
Launched in 2014 as part of an effort to educate rural students in a manner that helps build a stronger health care system outside urban areas, the Selkirk College Rural Pre-Medicine Program has helped a pair of alumni reach their goal of entry into medical school.
On May 28, the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus will host the Talent, Passion, Participation - Employment Conference, bringing together employees, employers and service providers for a day of exploring ways to build a stronger regional workforce.
Now that the sawdust of the semester is almost settled, the public is invited to check out what students in the acclaimed Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program have come up with for final projects at this year's year-end show which takes place on May 25-27 in Nelson.
Selkirk College is starting an exciting review of our strategic plan and the greater community is invited to play a role in helping shape the future. Together with Rossland-based Thoughtexchange, those who care about post-secondary in the region are being asked to join an interactive online discussion that will provide valuable information.
This winter, the heat at the Castlegar, Silver King and Tenth Street campuses was turned down by two degrees to conserve energy and show Selkirk College’s commitment to lowering our carbon footprint. Students and staff were encouraged to wear a sweater to show their support for energy conservation at this second annual event.
Cathy Lafortune regularly attends classes in the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker (EACSW) Program at Selkirk College enhancing the learning experience of students striving to work with people with differing abilities. The wealth of knowledge she so eagerly and professionally shares stems from lived life experience with her son Jeff who has a cognitive disability and uses a wheelchair.
A successful career in the fashion industry carved out by Selkirk College alumna Alanah Jones can be traced back to her time spent at Kootenay Studio Arts in Nelson where she built the proper foundation for an exciting future.
Bringing contemporary songs to life through sign language is the focus of the Selkirk College Transitional Training Program's Signing Glee Club that has recently completed a second successful year at the Silver King Campus in Nelson.
A Selkirk College tradition will continue at the Grad 2018 Ceremony when the Honourary Board Awards are handed out to three outstanding contributors to the success of post-secondary in the region. The recipient of the Distinguished Educator honour is Wendy Tagami, a retired instructor who spent more than three decades inspiring learners to embrace their education future.
Selkirk College students and staff are celebrating environmental leadership by marking five years of being a Fair Trade Designated Campus. The first college in Canada to be recognized in 2013, efforts to increase awareness and represent the movement continue throughout the region.
On the morning of April 18, a mudslide 4 kilometres east of Castlegar forced the closure in both directions of Highway 3A in that area. Traffic between the Plamour Junction (Highway 6) and Castlegar has been re-routed through the Pass Creek Road.
Selkirk College is set to celebrate Grad 2018 at the Castlegar Campus on April 27 with students, families and friends. As we prepare for the big day, meet Integrated Environmental Planning Program student Chris Black who has been chosen as the Class of 2018's valedictorian.