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.

VCC Bakers Obtain their Red Seal - and a Possible Raise

Anyone who has watched The Great British Baking Show knows how difficult it is to create complicated layer cakes filled with a multitude of ingredients. And that’s one reason why the Industry Training Authority B.C. includes bakers in its Red Seal certification program for skilled trades.

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Langara College and Zhuhai Municipal Education Bureau Sign MOU to Support Teacher Training

Langara College and the Zhuhai Municipal Education Bureau signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the goal of providing teachers and students with excellent education and training. Under the agreement, Langara intends to work with its Chinese strategic partner, Guangdon AQG Education Consulting, to develop and deliver customized training programs for teachers in Zhuhai.

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Langara College Launches Mental Health Framework and Signs Okanagan Charter

At a ceremony held on campus today, Langara College became the first college in British Columbia to sign on to the Okanagan Charter. The Charter calls on post-secondary institutions to embed health into all aspects of campus culture for students, staff, and faculty. Over 20 universities and colleges across Canada have signed the Charter to promote action and collaboration, locally and globally.

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College of the Rockies Trades Students Benefit from Teck Donation

Four College of the Rockies trades students received a boost to their education as the first recipients of the newly-created Teck Scholarships.  The $2,000 scholarships were created following Teck’s $1 million donation to the College this past June. In addition to supporting the new Patterson Hall trades building on the Cranbrook campus, and upgrades to the Fernie campus, $100,000 was designated as a scholarship fund for trades students.

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