Selkirk College and the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre are offering a special program aimed at encouraging women to consider a career in the trades. Leading the cohort through the 14-week program will be Electrical Foundation Instructor Julie-Claire Hamilton who has a firm understanding of the challenges and opportunities.
An initiative to enhance the regional workforce and strengthen the economy in the Columbia Basin-Boundary has been launched. The Kootenay Workforce Development is a two-year project that builds on the recommendations of the Kootenay Regional Skills Training Plan that came out of stakeholder roundtables.
Former Red Mountain Resort general manager Jim Greene has taken up a teaching post and will begin passing on knowledge he has earned over a 25-year career as a leader in the tourism industry. Greene will teach a number of Fall Semester classes in the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Cosmetology on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus.
A surge in international students coming to the West Kootenay to study English has opened up further opportunities for local families to experience a cultural exchange close to home. The Selkirk College English Language Program will immerse more than 100 international students in a new language and introduce them to Canadian culture.