Camosun College’s website geared towards finding new career opportunities has been successful since its launch. (File Photo)

Camosun’s continuing education site a quick hit

Hundreds of courses available to launch new career opportunities

Rick Stiebel/News Staff

Camosun College has given flight to a new website, along with hundreds of fall classes, geared towards launching new career opportunities.

There has already been a 35 per cent increase in registrations compared to last year, said Michelle Traore, acting director of Continuing Education and Contract Training (CECT) at Camosun College, in a statement. “The feedback from the community has been very encouraging since we launched the new website and programs to meet our learners’ needs.”

The new site at camosun.ca/ce provides an improved user experience and services that enable students to browse courses, register for certificate programs, pay fees online and manage their own profiles, Traore noted.

READ ALSO: Medical Radiography at Camosun offers career building skills

In addition to hundreds of fall classes, CECT has focused efforts on creating innovative new programs such as the emerging cannabis industry, leadership in trades, and Indigenous education. Certificate programs and external professional certifications including leadership development, Microsoft Office, hospital unit clerk, and AutoCad are some of the educational opportunities available.

Many of the CECT courses are offered in the evening and on weekends, making it easier for full-time workers to earn certificates. “It is never too late to build a knowledge toolbox,” Traore said. “In today’s world with the ever-changing labour market, innovative and relevant education is paramount.”

READ ALSO: Songhees Nation and Camosun College celebrate partnership at award ceremony

According to a recent student survey, 84 per cent of CECT learners have post-secondary education and six in 10 are looking for professional development opportunities. The learning solutions team works with employers to develop customized employee courses and programs geared to the needs of learners and the community, enabling businesses to fill skill gaps, address challenges, plan for future growth and development, and implement new technologies.

For more information and Camosun’s course calendar, go to camosun.ca/ce.

rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

John Horgan promises action after fatal mid-Island bus crash

Premier cites students, local Indigneous community as reason to repair the road

VicPD investigates stabbing near Selkirk Montessori school

Victim in potentially life-threatening condition

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

Island contestant competes on Great Canadian Baking Show

Andrea Nauta auditioned for the show before but was lucky second time around

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

Most Read