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The East Van Team welcomes you to the Sprott Shaw College – East Vancouver Campus! Student satisfaction is our main priority. For over 10 years, we have been working closely with the community; incorporating students and staff with the various projects like continuing food drives for the food bank and fundraisers for the Aids Society. Located less than 50 meters from the Rupert Skytrain Station, we offer students an easy and accessible way to get here. If you choose to drive, our campus has lots of parking! We are located off Hwy #1 at the Grandview Hwy exit. Because of our easy access we attract students from Vancouver’s West Side, East Side, Burnaby North and South, and have a growing population from both North Vancouver and Squamish (where many of our students carpool from).
The East Side is best summarized by its diversity… East Vancouver, BC, Canada has a strong geographic and community identity. This identity is about a diverse community living together within a dynamic urban community. This diverse identity is strengthened by many active ethnic communities, like “The Drive”, a vibrant artistic area. Like our mission statement “To Teach To Guide To Learn” we provide effective training in high growth employment areas in a friendly, professional environment. We train Practical Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Pharmacy Assistants, Medical Office Assistants, Community Service Workers, Business Managers, Administrative Assistants, and Unit Clerks. Experienced instructors, professionals in their industry, are willing to go that extra mile their students in order to ensure the students maximum success.
Many of our courses use the G2 system, an easy-to-access, environmentally responsible system that will allow you to learn using modern technology. As well, many courses also use e-book technology. Of course, textbooks are also available if you prefer.
Sprott Shaw’s commitment to student employment is illustrated by the creation of our innovative job placement assistance program, which is always accessible to students. We offer FREE lifetime upgrading and refresher courses.
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We hope that your experience as a student here is as fun and exciting as our past graduates have described:
There are endless things to do in Vancouver. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and nature or explore all that the city has to offer you. If you ever feel like you need a change of pace, you can always find something new to do. We have a wide range of outdoor and indoor things to do to accommodate our changeable weather.
If you feel like getting some fresh air you can check out one of our beaches, mountains, parks or lakes. We have an array of different beaches that are sandy, pebbly, quiet and/or busy. Some of our notable beaches include English Bay, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, and Kitsilano Beach.
If you would rather go to a lake, you will find that there is an interesting mix of options available. Trout Lake is located in the city and of course you can travel outside the city to other lakes, such as Brohm Lake in Squamish.
We have several mountains you can visit to go hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing depending on the season. You can take a day trip to Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain. If you don’t mind travelling a few hours then you can visit Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, which are connected by a pedestrian village.
There are also numerous outdoor activities that you can take up in Vancouver including biking, rollerblading, beach volleyball, golfing, fishing, rafting, and kayaking to name a few. We have many different sporting teams that you can join that have varying levels of competition including basketball, soccer, and volleyball. There also is a large amount of population who regularly do group fitness activities such as yoga, spin class, pilates, boot camp, and the list goes on. It wouldn’t be uncommon to see Vancouverites dressed in yoga or fitness wear during their free time.
If going out to eat is your thing, then you will be pleasantly surprised with the assortment of food we have. Name the country and the corresponding cuisine and we will have it somewhere in the Greater Vancouver area. Some of the best places to eat are hidden gems and others can be found in every district. Try going to Robson Street, Alberni Street, Gastown, Commercial Street, and Yaletown to check out some good places to eat. Many places have menus outside for your viewing so you can decide if you like the food options and prices.
Are you into seeing live music? If so, you will enjoy the variety of small and larger venues you can go to which will have a mix of local, underground, and mainstream artists. Some events are free and others are more pricey. We also have different live shows you can see including improvising, musicals, drama, and comedy shows.
If you are interested in the nightlife you will be happy to discover that we have a wide selection of music, party scenes, and social events. Whether you like clubs, lounges, bars, pubs or swanky hot spots you can find it all on Granville Street, Gastown, Yaletown, and throughout Vancouver.
The shopping in Vancouver is among the best. We have high end, mid-level, and lower priced boutiques and shops. The shops can be found on Robson Street, Granville Street, and a few streets throughout the city. Also, we have large shopping centres such as Metrotown, Pacific Centre, and others in Greater Vancouver.
If you are interested in the arts and culture, you can visit the art galleries, displays, museums, and aboriginal exhibitions located throughout Vancouver. There are some free sites you can visit throughout Vancouver to see statues, totem poles, and outside exhibitions.
As you can see, we have an abundance of things you can do and see during your time in Vancouver. If you are ever in need of some guidance you can refer to one of Vancouver’s free newspapers, websites, friends, and your Sprott-Shaw Vancouver career advisor for things to do in the city.
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