November 28, 2000: Capilano College open house showcases the trades and hospitality programs

      November 28, 2000
      Contact:  Casey Dorin at 983-7586

      (SQUAMISH, B.C.)--The Squamish campus of Capilano College is holding an open house for its latest trades program on Friday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the newly-opened station at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Government Road.

      Included in the festivities will be a tour of the park with a stop at the shop where Capilano College students will be working on their projects and giving demonstrations of their work.

      The park will be decorated for Christmas and students from the College’s Hospitality program will be providing refreshments.

      A changing economy in the Howe Sound area from resource-based to other sources of revenue, such as tourism, has meant an increase in students looking to learn new skills and trades. Capilano College’s Squamish campus has been following the change of economic direction in its communities and has recently offered this new popular program, which sees students gaining practical knowledge and classroom-based instruction.

      "Our goal is to be the trades training centre for the Sea-to-Sky corridor," says project manager Robert Schuster. "It’s our response to a need for qualified people in the trades and hospitality industries."

      For information on the trades program, contact Squamish program developer, Casey Dorin, at (604) 983-7586.