submitted: Monday, April 16, 2012
New Continuing Education courses for Spring!
The new spring/summer College of the Rockies' Continuing Education Guide will be in Cranbrook and Kimberley mail boxes any day now. It contains a wide variety of programs to enhance your professional portfolio or to simply discover new skills for fun.
PHOTO: One of the courses being offered by the College of the Rockies’ Continuing Education department this spring is MarketSafe. This is of interest to anyone who makes, bakes or grows products to sell at BC Farmers’ Markets.
Continuing Education Coordinator Danette Polzin noted, “Our online business courses keep expanding and it seems we have something new to offer every Guide. These include advanced website strategies, business coaching certificate, business research certificate, media buying strategies, recruiting and retaining Gen X and Gen Y, and a supervisory and leadership certificate. We also continue to offer the popular social media and e-marketing courses. Most of these are available online and fit an entrepreneur’s busy schedule.”
More cooking classes with Chef Jaime Gordon are scheduled, for both Cranbrook and Kimberley, such as making sushi and Vietnamese, Greek, and Mexican cooking. Chef Steven Lechmann has joined the team in Cranbrook and is offering BBQ techniques and cooking for bachelors. The Cranbrook cooking classes have a unique feature as they are offered in the Professional Cook Training classroom.
Summer camps and building workshops are back at Kimberley. A variety of kids’ camps are available for all interests and ages and the ever-popular Introduction to Timber Framing and Straw Bale Building programs start in July. New to Kimberley is a five-day Introduction to Western Horsemanship and Horse Safety class. Discover the art and science of working with horses.
Not all classes take place in a classroom. Adventures in Geocaching, gets you outside looking for caches. Consider it a high-tech, treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. It’s fun, active and the whole family can get involved.
A growing area of interest to new parents is baby sign language. Experienced sign language instructor Mary Hennig teaches parents how to sign to their baby. Grandparents are welcome too!
“We also offer regular, ongoing industry certification courses including WorkSafeBC, Canadian Red Cross and St. John Ambulance first aid and FoodSafe,” Polzin added, “Along with fun classes like Acrylic Painting and Zentangle. Be sure to check out our new Guide when it arrives in your mailbox or go to: www.cotr.bc.ca/ConEd
For more information contact:
Continuing Education Coordinator
College of the Rockies - Cranbrook/Kimberley
Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687 x3381
Local: 250-489-2751 x3381
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