College of the Rockies hosting virtual Open House

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College of the Rockies faculty, staff, and current students look forward to sharing information about the College’s many programs and services at the virtual Open House on Saturday, February 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Interactive sessions and chances to win prizes offered at online event

College of the Rockies will host its first-ever virtual Open House on Saturday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“This year it is easier than ever to take part in our Open House,” said Jennifer Inglis, College Recruitment Officer. “With our virtual event, participants can view presentations and take part in interactive sessions with faculty and staff, from the comfort of their own home. Most presentations are only 15 minutes in length and participants are able to pick and choose which ones they would like to take part in.”

In addition to program-specific information, the virtual Open House will include sessions with College service providers including Financial Aid, Education and Career Planning, and a student panel where attendees can find out what it is like to attend College of the Rockies by hearing directly from current students.

Sessions will be hosted by College faculty, staff, current students, and industry representatives from the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and Interior Health. Whenever possible, presenters are sharing their information in unique and engaging ways.

Continuing Education will present the many short-term, general interest courses available, and will introduce some of their dynamic instructors, including Shinobu Murata who teaches Japanese language courses, Haiku, and Japanese Calligraphy.

Individuals interested in studying overseas, once travel resumes, will have the opportunity to talk with Kerry Brinkert, Manager of International Projects and Partnerships, about the work the College is doing to provide short-term and semester-long study abroad opportunities in 2022 and beyond.

“We encourage participants to attend as many of the sessions as possible, and to be sure to ask questions,” Inglis said. “Our faculty and staff are eager to discuss their specific programs and services and look forward to the opportunity to interact with community members and future students.”

Participants who register in advance for the Open House will be entered to win a $700 tuition voucher. Pre-registration is available on the College’s website.

As in past years, applications received during the event will have the application fee waived. A form to request the coupon code for the fee waiver will be available during the event.

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Open House and register for the event at cotr.ca/open-house


About College of the Rockies

For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

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