British Columbia’s strong network of colleges are responding to today’s rapid economic changes by transforming programming, embracing the latest technology and offering more experiential learning to ensure today’s students are prepared for lifelong career success.
In The News
At BC Colleges, we want to acknowledge the successes of our colleges, especially excellence in teaching and community building. We celebrate the many milestones, projects, collaborations and announcements from our colleges on our website, in our monthly newsletter, and throughout our social media channels.
Read about the latest news and activities happening at colleges throughout BC in this month’s What’s New at BC Colleges? e-newsletter.
“February 26, 2019 is B.C. Colleges Day, a time to celebrate learning and student success while also looking to the future,” said John Bowman, Chair of B.C. Colleges and president of North Island College. “B.C.’s colleges are sharply focused on the future as we respond to economic change to develop the innovative and creative thinkers our emerging economy needs.”
The Next Generation of International Academic Partnerships: Colleges in Vietnam, British Columbia, and Canada
BC Colleges is pleased to endorse, and to be taking part in the BCCIE and Vietnam Association of Community Colleges (VACC) Joint International Education Conference January 17–18, 2019 in Huế, Vietnam.
CNC Quesnel millwright apprentice Dustin Cathcart is in Halifax today to participate in the 25th annual Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) May 28 to 29.
A new face will be leading Okanagan College’s fundraising efforts beginning June 10. Helen Jackman will join the College as Executive Director of the Okanagan College Foundation and Director of Advancement. Jackman replaces Kathy Butler, who retired in late 2018.
Langara College Design Formation Program Hosts Sixth Annual Paper Couture Exhibition at Oakridge Centre
The Langara College Paper Couture Exhibition is now being showcased in the East Galleria of Oakridge Centre until May 12, 2019. The Exhibition features 24 handcrafted gowns created by students enrolled in the Design Formation Program.
College of the Rockies will celebrate a milestone at the 43rd annual commencement ceremony on June 7. The first cohort of students to complete the entire four years of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be eligible to walk across the stage and be recognized for this significant achievement.
North Island College Electrical Apprenticeship Students Receive Training Session at Campbell River Airport
Fourth-level NIC electrical apprenticeship students got a close-up look at airport lighting systems, thanks to a tour and training session at Campbell River Airport earlier this month.
Forty-three former youth in care have accessed post-secondary education and skills training at Okanagan College, thanks to the B.C. Government’s Provincial Tuition Waiver Program.
Students at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus are helping Fido stay warm in the winter weather with a donation of insulated doghouses to the local SCPA.