Flexible learning for First Nations

“This is an example of the success that can be achieved when communities decide to work together toward a common goal.” - Doug Clovechok, Campus Manager, College of the Rockies Invermere

“This is an example of the success that can be achieved when communities decide to work together toward a common goal.” – Doug Clovechok, Campus Manager, College of the Rockies Invermere

Students of the Workforce Improvement Planning (WIP) Program gathered in Cranbrook on February 3 for their graduation ceremony. This brand new, 12-week program is a partnership between College of the Rockies and the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Aboriginal Training Council (KKATC). The WIP Program was offered at the Cranbrook, Creston and Invermere campuses and was open to any First Nations person with Aboriginal status.

Training covered a broad spectrum, ranging from public speaking to computer skills to a variety of trades. Certifications such as Forklift, WHIMIS and Food Safe give students the qualifications they need to find jobs in today’s competitive workforce.

Surrounded by family and friends, the very first WIP graduates proudly accepted their certificates, shaking hands with College of the Rockies’ Dean of Instruction, Laura Cooper. Graduates and representatives from Ktunaxa Nation and College of the Rockies celebrated with lunch at ‘Class Act’, prepared by students in the College’s Culinary Arts Program.

Campus managers are thrilled at the outcome of the first WIP Program. Invermere Campus Manager Doug Clovechok feels the program was “an overwhelming success with measurable results – an example of the success that can be achieved when communities decide to work together toward a common goal”.

For more information, please contact Codie Andrew at 250-489-2464 or College of the Rockies at 877-489-2687.

Just Posted

Radium accommodators seek ban on short term rentals

Radium council continues considering how to regulate short term rentals.

Fire claims Fairmont home

Unsuspecting owner opens door on blaze.

First presumptive case of coronavirus identified in the Interior Health region

The woman, in her 30s, travelled from Shanghai and lives in the interior

Robbery with a hammer at Invermere Dairy Queen

Robber makes off with undisclosed amount of cash.

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

Eby argued that most B.C. residents already know the previous government, at best, turned a blind eye

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Tyler Toffoli scores twice, Canucks crush Bruins 9-3

Stecher, Miller each add three points for Vancouver

Most Read