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Welcome to the Sprott Shaw Victoria Campus! We are centrally located and easily accessible with a major bus stop at our doorstep, close to Victoria shopping and night life.
As a private education institute for over 100 years, Sprott Shaw College prides itself on providing high quality graduates in many fields. In today’s economy, the focus is on transferable skills and employees need to be able to fill many roles. From the admissions process to graduate placement services, Sprott Shaw works hard to serve the needs of Victoria community by simplifying the steps needed to get started on a new career.
Sprott Shaw Victoria College collaborates closely with many employers within our community to ensure our training not only meets their needs, but surpasses their expectations. Employers frequently visit the campus and give HR seminars to the students on how to apply to their organization. This combined with the career planning programs that are in place at the campus, allows the students access to the important people making decisions on their future. Students are also shown the secrets of getting in the door.
Some of the top reasons students choose us over other schools are: our policy of acknowledging real life experience, and factoring this into the admission process; our FREE “lifetime refresher training”, which ensures grads and potential employers alike keep their skills up to date by having access to on-going professional development. In addition, our multiple start dates and flexible, small class sizes, offer a more personalized, interactive environment that ensures student success. Also students are continuously supported by individualized career counseling provided by accredited Career Advisors who are informed on current market and career trends and are network specialist in their communities.
We hope that your experience as a student here is as fun and exciting as our past graduates have described:
Victoria has something for everyone. There are the natural surroundings of the mountains and ocean which are perfect for outdoor activities, observing wild animals, and just enjoying nature. Also, there are many things to do within the city including dining, shopping, theatre, entertainment, and other attractions. We have a wide range of outdoor and indoor things to do to accommodate our changeable weather.
Explore the Nature
You can try one of the many outdoor activities available in Victoria including fly fishing, zipline tours, golfing, sailing, cycling, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. There are other ways to observe nature such as whale watching tours, chartering a helicopter ride to view Victoria from the air or you can go to Oak Bay Marina to feed seals.
There are several parks and gardens you can visit within the city as well as lakes and beaches located nearby. The Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew West has one of the most beautiful settings where you can see hundreds of different species of plants and animals in the ocean. There are so many outdoor experiences you can have if you go looking for it.
There are even sports teams you can join with varying levels of competition. A large amount of population regularly participate in 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 you are into theatre and entertainment, there is so much to choose from. The performing arts in Victoria include playhouses, community theatres, and opera. If you are interested in the music scene, there are different kinds of music played live in concert halls, nightclubs, and pubs. Also, there are festivals to suit anyone’s interests including jazz, folk, R&B, and fringe theatre to name a few. You can watch a show at the National Geographic IMAX theatre or regular movie theatre. Also, you can visit various museums and art gallery within the city.
The shopping in Victoria ranges from the trendy to arty shops and the local markets to the larger shopping malls. You can find something that is unique and one of kind or you can visit the usual shops that are found across BC. Try wandering along Government Street, Market Square, and Bastion Square. If you are looking for a shopping centre, check out the Mayfair Mall and The Bay Centre.
If you like going out to eat, then you will be happy with the assortment of food found in Victoria. Some of the best places to eat are hidden gems and others are larger chains found throughout Victoria. There are fine dining, casual dining, pubs, cafés, and ethnic foods to choose from. Also, there are places that use only fresh local ingredients and seafood. You can even walk around, shop or eat in China Town.
As you can tell, we have an abundance of things you can do and see during your time in Victoria. 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.
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