Selkirk College's Silver King Campus celebrates its 50th anniversary. In true tradesmen fashion

Silver King Campus celebrates 50 years

Selkirk College staff and students celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a community barbecue today.

Selkirk College staff and students celebrated its fiftieth anniversary today as the community to joined them for a grand celebration barbecue marking five decades of quality trades training, career programs and community education at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

An education cornerstone in the region since 1964, the campus opened as the BC Vocational School with a vision of expanding training opportunities in Nelson and beyond.

During the last 50 years the trades programs have been the mainstay, but many other programs have been based out of the 35-acre campus including nursing, ski resort operations and management (SROAM), hairdressing and esthetics, professional cooking, adult basic education, the Kootenay School of the Arts (now known as Kootenay Studio Arts) and many more.

“It’s incredible to think about how students have enhanced their lives through education on that campus over the last 50 years,” said Selkirk College’s Dean of Instruction for Nelson Kate Pelletier.

“The mission of Selkirk College is to inspire lifelong learning, transform lives through education and training, and serve our communities. That mission has certainly been accomplished and continues to grow at the Silver King Campus.”

In 1975, the established vocational school was officially merged with Selkirk College. To mark the importance of the Toad Mountain area to Nelson’s mining past, the campus was renamed Silver King.

Today the campus is home to hairdressing, esthetics, carpentry, fine woodworking, heavy mechanical, plant operator, welding, electrical, millwright/machinist, metal fabricator, adult basic education, transitional training, and a wide range of community education courses and classes.

“This campus is an important community asset and we want to share the 50th celebration with the community,” says industry and trades training school chair Dan Obradovic.

Learn more about the Silver King Campus and the programs located on the Rosemont location at selkirk.ca.

Fine woodworking students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Then and now” styles with the hairdressing department.

Just Posted

Campbell scores in OT as Leafs outlast Nitehawks 7-6

Nelson gave up three leads against rival Beaver Valley

Winlaw mosquito control referendum fails

The initiative received 339 votes against, and 118 in favour

COLUMN: Celebrate the season at Nelson’s Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre presents a program of Halloween delights

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey

The Saudi government claimed Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a ‘fistfight’

One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers

Analysts say that the Liberals have reason to be ‘fairly confident’

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

Most Read