Selkirk College and FortisBC Help Build Rural Economy
Since Selkirk College alumni began transitioning into the regional workforce in the late-1960s, individuals educated close to home have helped build and grow the economy of the West Kootenay and Boundary region. As the college celebrates its first 50 years and looks towards the next half-century, an exploration of the relationship post-secondary has with local business and industry tells a story of success.
Selkirk College’s rural advantage helps learners garner the education required to grow the economy in the region and FortisBC is one of the recipients of decades of alumni who have made a difference.
One of British Columbia’s vital utility companies, FortisBC employs more than 70 Selkirk College graduates at its Trail operation. Working in a variety of departments, these alumni are key to ensuring the proper supply of electricity and natural gas.
The FortisBC office in Trail employs more than 70 Selkirk College graduates who use their education and training to ensure the energy needs of the region are met. Some of those employees gathered for a group shot outside the Trail office earlier this month.