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Welcome to the Sprott Shaw New Westminster College Campus! Customer and client service is at the heart of everything we do. For 17 years, we have been proudly serving the New Westminster, BC, Canada community. We are close to buses and only minutes from the Skytrain. This is a great option for students looking for college courses in Coquitlam or Burnaby.
Our focus is on providing effective training in high growth employment areas in a friendly, professional environment. We train practical nurses, health care assistants, early childhood educators, community support workers, business managers, administrative assistants, and payroll administrators. Seasoned instructors, experts in their fields, go the extra mile to create an optimal, comfortable, learning environment. Twice winner of the provincial student satisfaction award and recipient of the 2009 Chamber of Commerce New Westminster Business Excellence Award, our campus strives to ensure student success, first in their studies, and later in their employment. Sprott Shaw’s commitment to student employment is exemplified by the creation of our innovative job placement assistance program, which is available to students 24/7.
Apart from the awards we have won, the New Westminster campus has one of the highest student referral and one of the lowest attrition rates in British Columbia. Also, check out what our students are saying. One of our business graduates went on to become a manager at Cara Operations Limited at YVR. He wrote to tell us that he was “continually excited with the challenges and knowledge presented by the entire curriculum at Sprott Shaw. From the admissions office to the instructors to the Administration you see up-beat, vivacious, inspirational personalities.” A recent graduate of our Early Childhood Education program has become an author. She has written two children’s books – both available at Amazon.com – and is working on a third. In the inscription on the cover to “Maulie’s Pocket” and presented to the college, she said “Thanks so much to the instructors at the Sprott Shaw College in being such great and inspiring people. This book belongs with you and I hope it will help you to inspire others.” We have several video interviews with some of our instructors including; Amber Burchart (Early Childhood Education), Judith Lee (Health Care Assistant) and Emily Marmol (Practical Nursing). All of us here in the New Westminster campus share a simple philosophy: To teach a student is to touch a life forever.
We hope that your experience as a student here is as fun and exciting as our past graduates have described:
New Westminster has many things to do and is centrally located in the Greater Vancouver area. It is also close enough to Vancouver to spontaneously take a short journey to explore. You can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery or explore all that New Westminster 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. Explore the Nature If you feel like getting some fresh air you can check out one of New Westminster’s parks, gardens, and the Fraser River that are all located nearby. From New Westminster, there are views of the Golden Ears Mountains, the Georgia Straight, and Mount Baker. If you take public transportation or drive to Vancouver, you can visit one of the many beaches, mountains or lakes. Also, you can choose one of the many outdoor activities such as biking, baseball, and various water sports. There are indoor sports to enjoy, such as swimming and skating. Also, we have many different sporting teams that you can join that have varying levels of competition including basketball, soccer, and volleyball. There 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. There are a couple of 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 which are located closer to North Vancouver. If you don’t mind travelling a couple of hours, then you can visit Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, which are connected by a pedestrian village. City Life If you like going out to eat, then you will be happy with the assortment of food found in New Westminster. Some of the best places to eat are hidden gems and others are larger chains found throughout Greater Vancouver. There are fine and casual dining, pubs, cafés, sports bars, delis and ethnic foods to choose from. 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 in the Greater Vancouver Area. Some events are free and others are more pricy. 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 in New Westminster and throughout Greater Vancouver. Also, there is a casino located in New Westminster for those who like to gamble. The shopping in New Westminster consists of high end, mid-level, and lower priced shops and shopping malls. There are several shopping centres including Columbia Square Plaza, Queensborough Landing, and The Plaza. You can find something for everyone at every price level. If you are interested in art and culture, you can visit various festivals, such as the 12th Street Music Festival, DiverseCity Multicultural Fest, summer markets, and many others. Also there are several live theatre and performance venues. Also, if you want to see what is going on in the local art scene you can drop by one the art galleries. As you can tell, we have an abundance of things you can do and see during your time in New Westminster. If you are ever in need of some guidance you can refer to one of our free newspapers, websites, friends, and your career advisor for things to do in the city. To learn more, go to the following links: http://sprottshaw.com/campuses/new-westminster-campus/ http://www.tourismnewwestminster.com/ http://www.hellobc.com/new-westminster.aspx
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