May 2022 Edition


Stories Making News!

Our Spring edition of Ascend - our quarterly employment and education forecast went out on April 7. In this edition, we took a look at the Trades and Technology sectors, including Labour Market predictions and the College's available training options to respond to the expected labour demand. If you haven't already, subscribe to Ascend now. The summer edition will be sent out in early June.








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Introduction to Tourism students took part in a behind-the-scenes tour of St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in early April, learning about the different tourism sectors the Resort supports and how the Resort acts as an economic driver and force for reconciliation and understanding within the Ktunaxa Nation.

Student connections

In early April, our Indigenous Student Mentors had the opportunity to visit the Invermere campus, at the request of Invermere faculty, to share teachings on Indigenous worldview and culture through craft making! It was a great opportunity to share in learning together and connect students from different campuses.

Making the world more sustainable

Did you know that each year our Bachelor of Business Administration students complete a sustainable business capstone project, often in conjunction with existing businesses in our region.

Check out a few of our students' previous projects at the link below.

Alumni Focus

When you know, you know

Darius Brons-Cooney knew early that he wanted to become a heavy duty equipment technician. He took advantage of the Youth Train in Trades (YTT) program to complete his foundation Heavy Duty Equipment Tech training during his grade 12 year. A year after that, Darius was selected to take part in the College's Mining Apprenticeship Program (MAP) held in partnership with Teck. He must have made an impression, he now works full-time for one of Teck's Elk Valley mines.

Special Events

The month of April provided an opportunity to recognize two important days: Administrative Professionals Day and the National Day of Mourning (April 28).

National Volunteer Week

In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 24 - 30), we were honoured to share the story of Emma.

Having completed her first year of Criminal and Social Justice, Emma balanced a full course load with playing for our Avalanche volleyball team. No matter her busy schedule, she continued d to make time for volunteering. It is through her volunteeri work that Emma is able to learn about people and their experiences in life.

Giving Back

Helping to build futures

Along with their son and daughter, Rick and Marg Jensen have been involved in many businesses and community organizations. In 2018, they established the Rick & Marg Jensen Family Foundation as a way to give back to a region that has given them so much.

In 2022 they created the Rick and Marg Jensen Family Foundation Bursary to support Carpenter and Electrical foundation students starting their education at College of the Rockies.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Our annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony was held on April 28. This event brings together College of the Rockies students with the generous donors who, through their contributions to our scholarship and bursary program, help make attending post-secondary a little easier. Congratulations to all the award winners - and a heartfelt thank you to our donors for their continued support.

See event photos

Just because we had our Scholarship and Awards Ceremony already doesn't mean students have run out of time to apply for other cool financial awards, like:


Important Dates - May 2022

May 4 - Last day to officially withdraw from or change to audit for spring Child, Youth and Family courses
               with a 50% refund.

May 9 - Last day of late registration for spring 2022 intersession courses as well as last day to change  
               or withdraw from courses with a 75% refund and without them appearing on permanent

May 16 - Last day to withdraw from spring 2022 intersession courses with a 50% refund, change status
                 to audit, register in, change, or withdraw with a 75% refund from spring ELP courses.

May 19 - Last day of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management spring semester.

May 20 - Exam period starts for continuing Hospitality Management students.

May 23 - Victoria Day - Statutory Holiday - College campuses closed.

May 25 - Last day for clearing of an 'N' grade assigned for winter 2022 courses.

May 30  - Last day to change course credit to audit
               - Start of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Summer 2022 program.
               - Start of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Spring 2022 program.

May 31 - Last day to officially withdraw from spring 2022 semester courses with a 50% refund.