Valemount College is ready for students, and they are doing their best to make it as enticing as possible.
For every 2019/2020 student, the college is being offered an inaugural bursary of $2,000. An email from the school notes that with other funding options available, including Columbia Basin Trust Training Fee Support Program, for certain some of programs, the cost may end up being entirely covered.
Since October of 2018, Valemount College (VC) has been a Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) Interim Designated. VC is run as a not-for-profit post-secondary institution and is currently offering four different programs. There is off campus student accommodation ready to be utilized.
In years past, from 2001 – 2010, the Northern Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism (NORE) program was offered through the College of New Caledonia. However, internal changes led to the creation of Valemount College, run by a Board of Directors, who feel the VC will benefit the community for socially and economically.
If you’re wondering what Valemount College has to do with Revelstoke, it is more the theme that runs between the two communities that make the College a relevant story.
Both communities are rural mountain towns, where tourism is a key part of the local economy. The VC programs are tourism and adventure focused, and are fields currently expanding in town. Programs offered include Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Certificate Program and Tourism Administration Certificate Program.
This article cannot speak to the content of the programs, but for those looking at tourism based programs may want to check it out at https://valemountcollege.ca/
For more information about the formation of Valemount College, check out https://www.therockymountaingoat.com/2016/10/valemount-college-takes-shape/