Located in the Northwest region of beautiful British Columbia, Coast Mountain College is attended by students studying throughout 5 regional campuses and serving 34 communities – 21 of which are First Nations communities. The founding purpose of the institution is to provide students with transformative programming that will lead to sustainable careers, particularly locals. With campuses spanning across Hazelton, Haida Gwaii, Smithers, Prince Rupert, and Terrace the college recently joined Outcome Campus Connect (OCC) to remotely further its support for students through experiential learning and job opportunity delivery.
Recognized as Canada’s leading college in experiential and place-based learning, Coast Mountain College achieves higher education excellence through its commitment to giving students meaningful experiences to apply what they’ve learned in real-life. Fundamental to its experiential learning delivery and success are trade schools, mobile classrooms, and close ties to learn from local Indigenous leaders. Connection to what makes the Northwest region of B.C strong and positioned for cultural and economic growth contributes to the institution’s promise on social, environmental, and financial sustainability. With the onset of the pandemic, Coast Mountain College sought additional measures to remotely connect students and recent graduates with what’s needed to pursue their hopeful careers.
“Coast Mountain College (CMTN) is excited to provide students with access to career readiness opportunities through Outcome Campus Connect. Students will showcase their talents and participate in Work-Integrated Learning to support CMTN’s goal of experience-place based learning for all students.” – Dana Buick, RSE, PID, Learning Transformation Specialist (WILD), Coast Mountain College
Says Natalie Nitsopoulos, Director of OCC, We’re happy to have Coast Mountain College join OCC. This platform serves as a resource for higher educators to further their delivery of experiential learning, skill development, and job opportunities, regardless of region, and with specificity. Students at the college will receive additional opportunities relevant to their unique learning journeys and hopeful careers – gaining access to what’s needed to thrive in our remote environment. We look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this partnership grow.
As the global pandemic continues to influence the employment landscape, OCC serves as an always available, free, digital feed of opportunity to build on a better future for all post-secondary students, graduates, institutions, and employers across Canada. The platform aims to give every university and college student, nationwide, at least 1 work-integrated learning experience before graduation.
For more information on this partnership or OCC, connect with Natalie Nitsopoulos, Director of Outcome Campus Connect, NNitsopoulos@orbiscommunications.com