Sep 06, 2018
Senior Communication Specialist
Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College Launches New Strathmore Campus to Ignite Local Innovation, Learning, and Collaboration
CALGARY, AB – Bow Valley College’s commitment to flexible, locally sourced learning is reflected in the new Strathmore Campus. The new 4,500 square foot learning hub offers career programming, academic upgrading, essential skills training, and an Entrepreneur Centre for local entrepreneurs. The campus will serve Strathmore, Chestermere, Siksika Nation, and surrounding communities.
The inauguration of the Bow Valley College Strathmore Campus will take place on Tuesday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. Alberta Minister of Advanced Education, Honourable Marlin Schmidt, Mayor of Strathmore, Pat Fule, and Bow Valley College Executive team, including President and CEO, Laura Jo Gunter will join Strathmore Campus employees and learners to officially launch the campus.
The Strathmore Campus is one of seven Bow Valley College campuses in Southern Alberta providing learning opportunities that are geared towards meeting the distinct needs of local communities.
“By offering post-secondary education and entrepreneurship training at the Strathmore Campus, Bow Valley College has expanded beyond the classroom and into the business environment and community at large,” says Dr. Misheck Mwaba, Vice President, Academic. “In a competitive economy, we are seeing professionals return to school to upskill or pivot careers. We’re able to nurture this need by offering courses, programs, and globally recognized certifications that give them practical and theoretical skills that can produce results now and in the future.”
Bow Valley College was able to expand its reach in Strathmore due to a federal grant of $393,000 from the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. To find out more about the Bow Valley College Strathmore Campus, please visit bowvalleycollege.ca/Strathmore.
Event: Bow Valley College Strathmore Campus & Entrepreneur Centre Inauguration
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Bow Valley College Strathmore Campus, 320 – 2 Street, Strathmore
Honoured Guest Attendees: Alberta Minister of Advanced Education, Honourable Marlin Schmidt; Mayor of Strathmore, Pat Fule; and the President and CEO of Bow Valley College, Laura Jo Gunter
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Bow Valley College - Calgary and region's only Comprehensive Community College - with more than 15,000 full- and part-time students, is a leader in business and health career training, community studies, creative technologies, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning.