The making of an entrepreneur

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How does someone from Kingston, Ontario end up at a small college in BC? For Eden Yesh, it was the combination of a volleyball scholarship and an opportunity to live in the beautiful Kootenays.

While playing for the College of the Rockies men’s Avalanche volleyball team, Eden completed Human Kinetics (now Kinesiology) and Business courses.

“I really enjoyed the smaller classes, great teachers, and practical experiences as a student at the College,” he said.

Over the years, Eden’s education and career trajectory resulted in him focusing on sustainability, community development, and climate action. He completed a Professional Certificate in Community Economic Development before entering the world of entrepreneurship.

Now the President and CEO of Kootenay Solar Corporation in BC and Rocky View Solar Corporation in Alberta, Eden still speaks highly of his time at College of the Rockies.

“It’s a boutique post-secondary institution, nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, with lots of fresh air, good people, and great teachers.”

College of the Rockies now offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainable Business Practices which provides students like Eden a more direct path to career choices focused on sustainability.