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.

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“Then and now” styles with the hairdressing department.

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