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Selkirk College Lands Tech Funding
Efforts to better prepare the West Kootenay and Boundary region for emerging opportunities in the tech sector has received a boost with Selkirk College’s plan to introduce two new programs that will provide learners with the education and skills required for future business and employment needs.—April 20, 2018
Have Your Say on the Strategic Plan
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.—April 18, 2018
Valedictorian Lauds Class of 2018
Selkirk College is set to celebrate Grad 2018 at the Castlegar Campus 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.—April 17, 2018
Diverse Employment Practices Focus of Conference
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.—April 11, 2018
Travel Delays Between Nelson and Castlegar
Annual spring/summer highway maintenance has started and as usual this will cause delays between our campuses. The Shoreacres Bridge on Highway 3A just west of the Highway 6 turnoff will be undergoing deck resurfacing, joint replacements and modifications. This work will take place from April 10 until the end of June.—April 9, 2018
Future of Castlegar Campus Brighter
With an eye on safety and sustainability, outdoor lighting on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus has been taken to a new level with the installation of more than 100 luminaries and a computerized system that provides a model for the future. The system is now complete and getting rave reviews.—March 8, 2018
Student Fights for International Justice in The Hague
After landing a dream internship in the Netherlands, Geographic Information Systems Program student Karen Godbout is now using her education and skills to help the fight against the worst international crimes and help bring justice to the victims.—March 6, 2018
Province’s Agenda for Child Care Welcomed
The Early Childhood Care & Education Program is a valued contributor to a sector which has recently received plenty of attention from government who are looking for solutions to a more accessible system that will benefit both families and those choose a career in this vital field.—March 1, 2018
Hairstylist Students Open Silver King Campus Salon
Students pointing their education towards a career as a hairstylist are now ready to put theory into practice at the Silver King Campus Hair Salon that is open and currently booking appointments for the public. A great opportunity for both staff and students to witness the future of the industry.—February 13, 2018
50th Anniversary Creates Legacy for Students
The target of raising $50,000 for future student scholarships and bursaries has been reached with the creation of the 50th Anniversary Legacy Award that will assist learners in perpetuity. The goal was reached after community support at Gala 2017 provided the final touch.—January 4, 2018
New VPs Committed to Student-First Philosophy
Selkirk College’s leadership team has welcomed a two new vice presidents who are both relishing the opportunity to help guide the region’s post-secondary into the future. Kerry Clarke and John Kincaid arrived to their new Selkirk College posts in November leading two-thirds of all departments at the college. —January 2, 2018