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On Thursday, March 1st, Sterling College will open the doors for an official grand opening event at the new downtown Vancouver campus at 200-1111 Melville Street. This will be a chance for hiring managers, professionals and influencers in the industry to tour the campus and network with faculty and staff. The newly revamped Sterling College has been offering a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice in Vancouver since the fall and has seen the program grow at an incredible speed, with over 90 applications received for the January 2018 intake. The program provides internationally trained nurses with the tools and training they need to become licensed in the Canadian healthcare system. This year, there are plans to launch a Creative Technologies program as well. Nursing and creative technology professionals and leaders are strongly encouraged to attend this event. The new campus is home to Canadian Tourism College as well, which will also be celebrating their grand...

A co-op is a mutually beneficial arrangement between you, your school, and an employer. Companies hire freshly trained and eager students to help support their business while students gain valuable work experience that is related to their field of study. Employers tend to find that co-op students are especially enthusiastic employees who bring a fresh perspective to the company that can be very beneficial to the business. Experience and skill-building A co-op program combines traditional on-campus education with workplace experience and helps you to expand your skill set in ways that may not be possible in the classroom alone. While it is still essential to study and write tests in the classroom, the college experience becomes all the more valuable when you can take that knowledge out into the real world and apply it. And it’s not just all about skill-building. A co-op work placement will also teach you how to conduct...

Thinking about beginning your career in the dynamic field of creative technology? Here are five reasons why Vancouver is the perfect place to get started (and a great place to stay long-term too). Tech Startups According to multiple publications and quoted by our own mayor Gregor Robertson, Vancouver is one of the world's top startup ecosystems, with the industry growing by 6% every year. We are even the home of three of Canada’s tech unicorns: Slack, Hootsuite and Avigilon. (FYI: A unicorn is a startup valued at more $1 billion or more). If you have dreams of not only entering the creative technology industry but also shaping the future of it with your own business, then Vancouver is the place to be. Job Opportunity The Vancouver Economic Commission estimates that by 2021, BC’s tech industry will face a shortage of 30,000 employees, and it will only continue to grow in the years that follow. One of the most well-known...

Happy new year! It's the first month of 2018, and most of us have still got that beginning-of-the-year feeling. The future is full of possibility! At this point, you or someone you know has likely made a resolution that involves self-improvement, such as “eat healthier”, “read more books” or “get more exercise”. While these are all great objectives, it can prove difficult to stick to our resolutions throughout the year. So how do we make it stick? A couple common tips are to...

Considering a career in the field of Creative Technology? There is a significant demand for skilled graduates who are ready to enter the industry right out of school, and job opportunities are expected to multiply over the next several years. The field of Creative Technology also offers the freedom to follow a path that best suits your interests and talents. The government of BC wants to grow the number of tech jobs in the province to over 120,000 ­­­­­­­­­­­­by 2022, and the first step to reaching this goal is ...

Sterling College welcomes students from all over the world! Once you have completed your English assessment and met all the admission requirements, it’s time to make your move. Make sure you plan ahead! Arrange your accommodations before you leave. Depending on your budget, there are a few options available such as staying with a homestay family or renting a furnished suite on your own or with roommate. Homestay is a great option, as your host family will...

There really is no better time to seek out adventure and exposure to diverse cultures than during your college years. Immersing yourself in another culture can help you to build a greater appreciation and understanding of different traditions and ways of life. At Sterling College, we accept students from countries all over the world who share the common goal of growing their knowledge and starting a new career. An international education is...

If you’re an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN), you know how challenging it can be to translate your nursing qualifications and experience from abroad into the foundation for a career in Canadian healthcare. Luckily, Sterling College has programs designed precisely for this purpose, led by experienced nurses who have successfully undergone the Canadian certification process themselves. Keep reading to find out exactly how good nursing programs can help you...