There has never been a better time for learners looking at opportunities in trades training at Selkirk College. The $22 million Silver King Campus refresh is almost complete and starting in August students in the Carpentry Foundation cohort will have the chance to step into a brand new shop.
With the Silver King Campus renewal project finishing up the shop renovation phase, students and instructors are setting into a new learning environment that helps learners reach their trades training goals.
As part of a province-wide tour of British Columbia post-secondary institutions, the new Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training toured through Nelson to take a closer look at what Selkirk College has to offer and learn more about the issues facing students and staff.
Students and staff at the Selkirk College Silver King Campus are preparing for a new learning era in Nelson courtesy of a major project that is refreshing the aging facility. One of the most visible elements of the renewal project has now started to take shape.
The pace of the Selkirk College Silver King Campus renewal project has picked up in the last month and it's heading into full steam ahead. With more hands needed to get the job done, general contractor Yellowridge Construction is finding help in the shops that are currently undergoing a transformation.
Nelson's Silver King Campus has served the region for more than 50 years and through its trades training programs has helped build the foundation of our economy. With an eye to the future, both the federal and provincial governments are investing in a renewal that will see students in all programs benefit from modern learning spaces.
A major renovation at the Selkirk College Silver King Campus will move the shops and student common spaces into an exciting new era of learning. The recent addition of two experienced project team members ensures the delivery of the $18.9 million project in Nelson.
Selkirk College staff and students gathered at Nelson's Silver King Campus on Thursday morning to celebrate the announcement of a $14 million contribution from the provincial government that will enable an important renovation and revitalization of the 50-year-old facility.
Nelson's Silver King Campus was bustling more than usual on Wednesday as current students and staff welcomed the community to the 50th Birthday Barbecue on a perfect West Kootenay autumn day. More than 400 people turned out to join in the celebration that marked five decades of learning on the Silver King Campus.