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Expansion of post-secondary education for Westshore students

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Kevin Hall, President of the University of Victoria –

“We are pleased to offer more educational options to the Greater Victoria region, including popular UVic programming in computer science, engineering, humanities and more. It is a new and promising model that offers programming that meets the needs of

Lane Trotter, President, Camosun College –

“Our new West Shore campus is removing physical barriers to getting quality education closer to home for students living in the area. We have offered courses in many Westshore locations over the years, including the Belmont Secondary School we attended.Westshore Universities are now available to offer college transfer classes, adult upgrade courses, and educational assistant training. The new space will enable the university to add diploma and certification programs in computer systems technology, early learning and care, and healthcare assistance.”

Michelle Turco, Director, British Columbia Institute of Justice (JIBC) –

“We are delighted to have a new campus on Vancouver Island to call home, where we will be able to continue to provide world-class training in emergency medicine: emergency medical responders, primary care paramedics, advanced Paramedic programs in care, and professional development courses in public safety areas such as emergency management.The new JIBC facility is purpose-built, cost-effective, and an expansion to help meet labor market demands. We may be able to offer a program.”

Mitzi Dean, MLA for Eskimolt Metchocin

“With the Westshore community growing rapidly, there is no doubt that people will benefit from this new campus. , they will be able to access higher education and skills training closer to home.”

Stew Young, Mayor, City of Langford –

“Providing post-secondary opportunities for young Langford youth has been a top priority of the Council for many years. This unique partnership will serve residents across the West Shore and remove barriers to access. , providing a path to higher education for all.As Langford densifies the downtown core to create a walkable modern city, the addition of an urban campus complements its vision and is growing rapidly. It brings more vitality to the community that does it.”

Ravi Parmar, School Board Chair, School District 62 (Souk) –

“Like many others, I have first-hand experience commuting from Langford to the University of Victoria for my degree. The addition of a joint post-secondary campus on the West Shore demonstrates our commitment to investing in the future needs of our community. It provides a viable option that removes some of the traditional barriers to access to higher education, such as the cumbersome daily commute to find and attend classes. It’s a great opportunity to walk the path of

Connor Hogan, Student, Belmont High School –

“As high school students in Langford, if we want to attend UVic or Camosun schools, we face a fairly long commute. It will definitely open doors for you to study closer to home.”