Just do it! :)
Just do it! :)
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Bursaries Offered to Safeway Workers
In response to recent news of the impending closure of the Courtenay Safeway store, Excel Career College has reached out with a bursary program to assist Safeway employees in training for new careers. The program, with a potential value of $120,000, represents 120 bursaries- one for each of the 120 employees slated to lose their jobs- of $1,000 each towards full-time, career-training programs.
50 full-time and 70 part-time employees will be out of work when the store closes permanently on May 10th. Excel President, Pauline Stevenson, notes, “This closure is a huge blow to these employees and their families. The Comox Valley is growing, but not in a way that supports these employees; and when we discussed this discrepancy and the people affected by the massive job loss, the idea of the bursaries came to light.
"Our career programs are designed to get people trained and working quickly. We have high success rates for employment after graduation, and we feel this will be some encouraging news to those Safeway employees who have recently had to face some very bad news."
Stevenson adds, “This community has shown tremendous support to the College since opening in 1989, and we are committed to giving back and contributing to the vibrancy that is the Comox Valley.”
Excel delivers full-time programs in Aquaculture, Business Management, Digital Design, Healthcare Assistant, IT Network & Repair, as well as a range of specialized business programs. The College was recently named “Professional Company of the Year” at the 2014 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards.
**Excel will be hosting an Open House for Safeway employees later this month. It will be a chance to tour the college and receive specific information on each of the career programs and on additional funding options that may also be available. This may be just the opportunity to see the future from a bright, new perspective.**
A motivational quote for your Friday! Whether or not you are just starting your career, changing careers, retraining or upgrading your skills, we can help! Call us at 250-334-2452 for more information on the courses and programs we offer.
Mark your calendars! We will be at the 5th Annual Chamber Showcase tomorrow from 1-6 at Crown Isle! Drop by to see what businesses in the Comox Valley have to offer! There are also lots of prizes to be won!
I count myself as one of the millions that enjoy watching the Olympics. These athletes train for several years to represent their country at the pinnacle of their sports. I recognize all the hard work, dedication, and passion that goes into these games. I also note that it is not always about earning a medal. These Olympics saw heartbreak, triumphs, perseverance, camaraderie, and overall, a very memorable two weeks. Events like this allow for people to get together and cheer not only for their country, but for sportsmanship. Japanese ski jumping athlete, Noriaki Kasai, is 41 years old and has been to 7 Olympic Games. It is at Sochi where he won a silver medal. He shows no sign of slowing down and is still in pursuit of that gold medal. His message is one that it is never to late to pursue your dream, whether it is in athletics or life.
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Everyone is welcomed to the second annual Victoria Career Fair hosted at SJ Willis Education Centre from 9:00am-3:00pm.
Professionals from a wide range of careers such as Health, Recreation, Business, Trades, and the Arts and Technology sectors will be on hand answer questions from students and parents.
As well, there will be exhibits from colleges, private training institutions, continuing education, volunteer organizations, travel opportunities and student exchanges.
Drop by to obtain more information about our programs! Hope to see you there!
I Can. Two very powerful words. Believe in yourself, even when others don’t.
The word “Google” has become a part of my everyday vocabulary. It is a powerful company with apps that I feel can really help with school.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Google Drive for Documents: This tool enables word processing, collaborative programming, planning, and writing. It is also a great formative feedback tool.
- Google+: You can build your professional learning network as well as collaborate and share in secure or public communities.
- Google Apps Scripts: You can use self-marking quizzes to conduct effective pre-and post-testing.
- Google Drive for Presentations: This allows for collaboration as students can work concurrently on one presentation.
If you haven’t tried any of these apps yet, I would recommend you at least check them out to see options out there to enhance your learning!