submitted: Monday, May 29, 2017
College of the Rockies’ Fernie Campus Hosting Open House

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Photo: College of the Rockies’ Fernie campus manager, Anita Palmer, looks forward to connecting with potential students and other community members at the June 6 Open House.

College of the Rockies’ Fernie campus is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, June 6 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event will be held at the Fernie campus at 342 – 3rd Avenue.

The event is a chance for anyone who is interested in learning more about what the College offers, including programming at the Fernie campus, and provides an opportunity for campus staff to meet and engage with the public they serve.

Information available will include programs held at the Fernie campus such as the Mountain Activity Skills Training certificate program, the Haul Truck Operator program, Adult Upgrading, Office Administration, and a wide variety of Continuing Education options.  Details of additional College programs and services will also be provided including ACE-IT and Dual Credit opportunities for current high school students, three degree options available through the Cranbrook campus, and Education Advising services for potential students who are not sure where to start on their educational journey.  Information about how to finance your education will also be available.

Learning more about the dual admission agreements the College has with University of Lethbridge and University of Victoria will be of particular interest to those looking to move away to complete a university degree. These agreements provide a way to complete your degree at either ULethbridge or UVic but to stay local for the first two years, saving a significant amount of money on tuition and living costs.

“The College has so many options available for residents of the East Kootenays,” says Recruitment Officer, Jennifer Inglis. “This Open House is a way for us to share with the residents of Fernie what all is available to them through the College, and for us to hear from the community as well.”

Fernie campus manager, Anita Palmer, agrees, “The College is proud to be part of Fernie and the Open House is an excellent way to get to know our community better and to find out how we can better serve those who live here.”

For more information about the June 6 Open House, contact the Fernie campus at 250-423-4691 or email recruit@cotr.bc.ca.