Selkirk College Silver King Campus Renewal Officially Launched

Nelson's Silver King Campus has served the region for more than 50 years and through its trades training programs has helped build the foundation of our economy. With an eye to the future, both the federal and provincial governments are investing in a renewal that will see students in all programs benefit from modern learning spaces.

Selkirk College officially broke ground on its $18.9 million Silver King Campus renewal project and welcomed a new funding partner that will help transform the learning environment at the Nelson facility.

The joint federal-provincial investment of $16.18 million was announced by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science & Economic Development and Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education for the Province of British Columbia. Selkirk College students and staff joined community members at the Silver King Campus on Tuesday where the news was delivered.

Selkirk College students and staff were joined by industry partners and members of the community for the official ground breaking ceremony. Those helping break ground included (front L-R) Vice President of Student Advancement Cathy Mercer, Director of Facilities Ron Zaitsoff, President Angus Graeme, Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson, Electrical Foundation Program student David Collier, Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak, Selkirk College Board of Governors Chair Sharel Wallace, Vice President of College Services Gary Leier, Chair of the School of Industry & Trades Rob Schwarzer, Dean Kate Pelletier and Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall.

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