Did you know if you are a current or former student and you refer a friend or family member to Sprott-Shaw Community College we will give you a $100 grant towards your tuition or an Ipod Touch? Simply have them include YOUR name and email address in the Questions/Comments box of our registration form. Some conditions apply. See your Career Advisor for more details or click here to apply!
Food Banks British Columbia in conjunction with Aquarius Marketing and Corporate Sponsors is launching its 10th Annual Holiday Season Hunger Awareness campaign “Because Hunger Has No Age Limit”. This TV and Print campaign is running province wide in December to encourage British Columbians to support their local food banks. Food Banks British Columbia’s new online donation website now makes it easier than ever to directly support your local food bank.
During the holiday season food banks rely on the bulk of their donations to help them throughout the year. Rising food and fuel prices are putting more pressure on Food Banks across BC. Read more
This was the 6th year that Sprott-Shaw Community College took part in the city wide event “Stuff-a- Bus”! Members of the community are asked to collect and bring in non-perishable food items to help with the Kelowna Food Bank.
Staff and students at the Kelowna Campus band together to raise food items to donate, every year! Since inception, we have progressively collected more food, breaking previous year’s food quota. This year, we raised over $2120 worth of food by pillaging our cupboards, hounding family members, door knocking and grocery shopping! Although this is not the biggest amount we have raised, it is the BIGGEST amount raised in a very short period of time.
On behalf of Sprott-Shaw, We would like to thank each and every staff member and students for their efforts, concern and care for their community. Thank you for helping us give back! Big thank you to Sun FM for hosting this event year after year and in helping us to celebrate our efforts!
Click here to see photos from Stuff-a-Bus 2011!
Join The Jeff O’Neil Show, Neil Morrison and Todd Hancock at the 2011 Santa Fox Food Drive in concert with Sprott-Shaw Community College at:
Safeway in Surrey – 8860 152 St. (152nd & 88th)
They will be broadcasting live and collecting non-perishable food, cash and credit card donations for The Surrey Food Bank:
Wed, Dec 14 6am-7pm
Thur, Dec 15 6am-7pm
Fri, Dec 16 6am-7pm
The 24th Annual Santa Fox Food Drive is on now and making your donation is easier than ever!
Instantly donate $10 to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society by texting SANTAFOX to 41010.
Congratulations to our Kelowna campus for collecting $2180.00 worth of food for the Kelowna Food Bank!
Sprott-Shaw New Westminster Nursing Students and Faculty will be holding a free blood pressure clinic in the new Thirty’s Foods store in Sapperton.
December 15, 2011
9 AM to 5 PM
270 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC
Sponsored Sprott-Shaw Community College New Westminster
Aglika Ivantcheva, a former ECE student at Sprott-Shaw, who is very passionate about making and presenting puppets came and visit one of our New Westminister ECE classes recently as part of the Creating Resources course. Here is some of what she covered:
- Using puppets as therapy for young children.
- Showed the different types of puppets you can make and also buy.
- Explained the importance of using puppets with children and the difference between a toy and a puppet.
- How to use puppets for resolving conflict, guidance issues and problem solving not only for children but also adults.
- The importance of making puppets with children and letting them play with them not just take home as a craft.
It was a valuable experience for the students in having Aglika come in and they enjoyed playing with her puppets!
The Penticton campus, in partnership with Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos is excited about the offering of the Health Care Assistant program in Osoyoos starting March 2012. This will be the 4th year Penticton has had the opportunity to offer this program on-site in conjunction with the management and staff at Mariposa Gardens.
If you are looking for a new career along with a lifestyle change, then you don’t have to look any further. The Okanagan, especially Osoyoos, offers a lifestyle like no other.
Employment prospects post schooling are high, as Mariposa Gardens hires the majority of students from its in-house classes. Baltic Properties, Mariposa’s parent company, is also in the planning stages to build a new facility in West Kelowna. So if you are tired of the day to day grind of big city living, or would prefer a slower, more relaxed lifestyle, or are looking for a safer and family friendly community, then this could be your big opportunity.
Further details may be obtained by contacting us online or calling the Penticton campus at 250-770-227.
This week is Multiculturalism Week in British Columbia! According to the BC People web site, our province is home to more than four million people. Almost 30 per cent of them emigrated from another country in their lifetimes. One quarter are visible minorities. The most ethnically diverse province in Canada, BC welcomes nearly 40,000 new immigrants every year.
This week is especially relevant to Sprott-Shaw as our career college has a very diverse student population. A significant percentage of our students are immigrants and we also have a large population of visiting international students. Sprott-Shaw is truly a fantastic representation of the province as a whole.
Below is a touching video entitled “Portraits of Diversity in BC”.
Joe Girard, Systems Project Manager for Sprott-Shaw Community College recently spoke at one of our graduation ceremonies and shared some advice with the new graduates on starting their new careers. Here is some of what he advises:
1.) DEFINE YOUR CHARACTER
Build your brand with integrity. DO what you say you will do. The best advice that I ever received was during my first year after I graduated college. It is one that I remember every day and share whenever I can.
So always be on. Always be kind and have integrity in everything you do.
2.) LIVE IN THE MOMENT
Cherish this opportunity to actually be able to build a career and to be in control of your future. You are in an economy that is constantly changing and you have made the right decision in preparing yourself through education. But remember that knowledge is not the most important thing. Appreciate those around you and do everything you can to bring a smile to someone’s face each day. Ask questions and listen.
My challenge to you: Can you try and make one person smile or laugh each day?
3.) HAVE FUN!!
Don’t take yourself so seriously. So many people are way too serious. Sure there will always be lots to do, and we will always be busy, but find a way to make it fun! Make this journey exciting! You will spend the majority of your waking life at work, so make it something you enjoy.
The world will keep spinning and there are enough grumps already to say it is spinning too fast. Don’t be one of them.
He also provided 5 FUN new job tips:
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
Don’t be irreplaceable, if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted
You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and wear a lab coat
The only job where you start at the top is digging a hole
If you are upset about something at work, definitely post it on Facebook to vent – especially if you have added your boss as a friend.
You can view Joe’s speech on YouTube here:
You can also read his blog post on this topic, which goes into more detail on each piece of advice at www.joegirard.ca.
On October 27th 2011 Sprott-Shaw Community College’s provisional pilot class of Level 3 Construction Electrician had a field trip/lab to Thomson Technology in Langley BC.
Thomson Technology was formed in 1973 and is now one of the leading manufacturers of electrical products and systems for use in the Power Generation Industry. The Company specializes in the design and manufacturing of power generation controls and switchgear for low and medium voltage applications.
Thomson Technology’s Glenn Drayson, Technical Services Manager, gave a lecture and presentation to the Level 3 apprentices in their training center. Mr. Drayson is a red seal electrician and a red seal mechanic and has worked for Thomson Technology for 22 years.
Visit our Flickr page for more photos from the field trip.