Workshops & Training

Tackle the Tech Challenge – Sign Up Today for RoboGames 2017

CASTLEGAR – Get ready for a robot competition like no other. With experimentation and mentoring, youth around the region learn how to design, build and program robots that they will enter into the annual RoboGames with the ultimate machines awarded. Registration is now open for RoboGames 2017. Open to youth ages 6 to 18 from …

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$10 Million College of the Rockies Trades Training Facility Announced

Great news for trades and trades students throughout the Kootenays! Well-paying and middle class jobs get a welcome boost with the investment by the federal and provincial governments, investing $8 million to help create a new $10 million trades training facility at Cranbrook’s College of the Rockies. The joint federal-provincial investment was announced earlier this …

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Digital Nomads & Tech Startups! You Can Do That Here In the Kootenays!

The region’s technology sector is growing. Digital nomads; knowledge and information technology workers; technology & innovation startups; are all seeing the region as the ideal location to pursue remote working, lucrative contracts as well as a welcoming and supportive environment to encourage tech startup success. The combination of affordable housing and office space, high-speed broadband …

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Premier Announces Investment in Cranbrook Nursing Program

Originally posted at BC Gov News. Premier Christy Clark today announced $450,000 to support the transition and planning work that will allow nursing students at the College of the Rockies to complete the four-year University of Victoria degree program in the region. Premier Clark made the announcement during an address to the Cranbrook Chamber of …

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Logger Training Provides Gainful Employment Outcomes

British Columbia’s vibrant forest industry requires trained workers to ensure the future of the sector is strong. A partnership between Selkirk College and regional industry leaders helped plant important seeds for those interested being part of one of the province’s key economic generators.

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