Vancouver School Board and Langara Announce Continuing Education Agreement

Vancouver School Board and Langara Announce Continuing Education Agreement

Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver School Board (VSB) and Langara College announced this morning their plans to integrate the VSB’s Continuing Education program into Langara Continuing Studies. Under the agreement, Langara will assume the marketing, administration, and registration roles for 200 courses previously offered by VSB, and gain access to VSB facilities for course programming.

Starting fall, 2014, the combined offerings of the two institutions will total nearly 800 courses available in seven locations, including both Langara campuses and five venues managed by the VSB.

“We are very pleased to add the breadth of VSB courses to our programming,” says Langara President and CEO Dr. Lane Trotter. “Langara is always looking for ways to more fully serve the community, and with this agreement we become an even larger provider of life-long learning opportunities in the Lower Mainland.”

“We are excited about this new opportunity to partner with Langara’s Continuing Studies Department,” said Dr. Steve Cardwell, Superintendent of Schools for the VSB. “This new arrangement will allow the general public to benefit from the extensive organizational capabilities of Langara, and ensure that they can continue to enjoy the popular community interest courses that have been a part of the Vancouver School District Continuing Education for more than 100 years.”

Registration for the fall, 2014 term begins July 16th.

About VSB Continuing Education
The VSB Continuing Education program offers non‐academic and non-credit courses of general interest to the public on a fee-paying basis. Last year, more than 5900 members of the public took advantage of VSB courses.

About Langara Continuing Studies
Langara Continuing Studies offers a rich and diverse range of lifelong learning opportunities across 590 courses and more than 40 certificate programs. Students can choose to focus on personal, organizational, or community development through studies in a range of programs, including accounting, finance, business, computer technology, holistic health, creative and applied arts, languages, and more. More information is available at

Media Contacts:

Kurt Heinrich
Public Relations Manager
Vancouver School Board

Chris Smith
Communications Officer
Langara College

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