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Building Strong Careers
Explore a career in Trades

Skilled workers are in high demand in a number of industries, making trades occupations an excellent career choice.  A career in trades allow you to make a particular ability or creative talent a part of your working life, and with Red Seal Certification you also have opportunities to practice your trade in other provinces.

Learn more about our Trades Programs

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Inspired by the Mountains

When Sierra Dakin Kuiper went on a whitewater rafting day trip down the Bull River near Fernie, she didn’t imagine the impact it would have on her life. Her raft guide was a graduate of College of the Rockies’ Mountain Activity Skills Training (MAST) program. Read more about Sierra.

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Is College of the Rockies Right for You?

We offer a comprehensive mix of vocational, trades, career technical and academic programs and services, for full-time or part-time study. Not close to one of our campuses? No problem. We have hundreds of classes you can take online.  

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Career & Job Fair 2019

College of the Rockies will be hosting our 13th annual Career & Job Fair on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Cranbrook Campus Gymnasium. This is a great event for full-time and part-time job seekers, and college and high school students planning their campus to career transition!

> Career & Job Fair Information

New Continuing Education Guides

You may have seen our Continuing Education guides in the mail, but did you know that you can also check out our courses and programs on the web? We offer a wide variety of first aid, cooking, computer skills, and recreational courses. Our goal is to help you connect to new experiences, interests, skills, and talents. We've even got online courses if you can't make it to one of our campuses!

> Explore our Continuing Education programs and courses

Haul Truck Driver Training

Interested in working in Canada's booming resource industry? College of the Rockies' Haul Truck Operator program is for individuals looking to start a new career within the mining industry. We've worked with industry specialists and invested in a top-of- the-line simulator to ensure that our students receive the most industry-relevant training.

Our 4-week program is offered at our Cranbrook and Fernie campuses with monthly start dates throughout the year.

> Learn more about the Haul Truck Operator Program

Explore Our Timber Framing Program

Under the guidance of master timber framing instructor Joe Gex-Collet, this program includes practical hands-on experience supplemented with computer and classroom instruction. The next intake for our 13-week Timber Framing Program is September 2019.

> Learn more about our Timber Framing Program