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Posted: September 23, 2021

College launches new report to the community

‘Ascend’ will provide a quarterly look at College of the Rockies’ employment and education forecast

College of the Rockies has a new tool to explore employment and education needs in the region, and to chronicle the institution’s progress on its two-year action plan, with the release of its new quarterly report – Ascend.

“In fall 2020, we reached out to our communities to ask how the college could help move our region past COVID and into recovery. That feedback helped us to develop our two-year action plan,” said Paul Vogt, College President and CEO. “Ascend aims to celebrate our communities while focusing on important labour market themes in our region.”

The inaugural edition of Ascend focuses on community and the growing needs of the East Kootenay family.

“We explore how the college is working to meet the demand for Early Childhood Educators and Education Assistants in our region. With the anticipated need for over 30,000 new regulated early learning and childcare spaces in B.C. due to the new affordable childcare plan agreed upon by the federal and provincial governments, the college has taken action to increase access to our Early Childhood Education and Education Assistant programs,” Vogt said. “Both of these programs are fully subscribed for the 2021/22 academic year, which is good news for our region.”

Themes for future editions include health; trades and construction; and tourism, business and academics.

“We hope our communities find the report engaging and informative,” Vogt concluded.

To view the fall 2021 edition of Ascend, and to subscribe for future editions, go to cotr.ca/ascend.

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