Bow Valley College serves 1.3 million residents in the province of Alberta - from High River to Cremona and from Lake Louise to Cluny. You’ll find us in places as different as 6th Avenue SE in downtown Calgary and Railway Avenue in Canmore. If you live in Acme, Irricana, Waiparous, or dozens of other hamlets, villages, or towns we’re as close as your keyboard.
The updated 2013 Community and Human Resource Profiles are available.
Enhancing Access Through Innovation and Partnerships
Together with government, a network of partners, and community supports, Bow Valley College is developing innovative adult education programs and services in the Calgary region that equip people for lifelong learning and participation in Alberta's economy We are working together to ensure our efforts completment community efforts. Check out the variety of online offering at www.ecampusalberta.ca. Efforts with partners like the Alberta Rural Development Network enable the College to provided needed and timely programming to individuals, employers, and communities in our region.
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Campus Alberta Needs Assessment System
Bow Valley College partnered with Norquest College, Lethbridge College, RedDeer College, Olds College, the Alberta Rural Development Network, Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, and the Alberta Association in Higher Education for Information Technology, to develop the integrated Campus Alberta Needs Assessment System. In 2012 the Campus Alberta Needs Assessment System Final Report was released.
Community Engagement in Post-Secondary Education Solutions
During 2011, Bow Valley College and its partners conducted a series of community consultations in Cochrane, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore. The consultations uncovered the adult education learning priorities of rural individuals and smaller communities. The information gathered is being used to inform the delivery of affordable, accessible and relevant post-secondary education opportunities to small communities and rural residents in the Calgary region. See the Community Engagement in Post-Secondary Education Solutions project report.
Reaching Out: Access to Adult Education and Training in the Calgary Regional Communities
In 2010, the College undertook a survey of its southern Alberta communities to determine their adult education and labour market needs. Outcomes from the study were shared at the Partnering on Solutions conference, which took place in High River. Community members, government officials, and business representatives were in attendance. The keynote speaker, Dr. Roger Gibbins, former President and CEO of the Canada West Foundation, stressed that the needs of communities differ from one another, and that the challenge - and the answer - lies in community outreach and engagement.