Experience Selkirk Day is an annual event, where grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to come to Selkirk College and experience what it's like to be a college student for a day.
Pre-register in exciting workshops that will help you explore college programs and define potential careers.
To top off the event, you'll receive a free BBQ lunch, are entered to win awesome prizes and get to see what life’s really like at college.
How many students can attend?
Up to 500 – 250 at the Castlegar Campus and 250 at the Nelson Campuses.
Why should students attend Experience Selkirk Day and what program workshops are available?
This event gives high school students an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn more about college programs, explore the educational options they have right here at home, meet instructors, and have some fun.
Workshops are available in: Forest Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Recreation, Fish & Wildlife, Early Childhood Care & Education, Community & Classroom Support Worker, Social Service Worker, Nursing, International Education, Business Administration, Language Arts, Chemistry, History, Psychology, Biology, Rural Pre-Medicine, Peace Studies, Engineering, Writing Studies, Digital Arts, Studio Arts: Blacksmithing/Metal Casting, Ceramics, Jewelry & Textiles, Music & Technology, Professional Cook, Ski Resort Operations, and Resort & Hotel Management.
Please note: Industrial Trades and Hairstylist are not offered at Experience Selkirk Day. If you are interested in one of these programs please attend our Made for Trades events to learn more.
How do students register?
There are a few ways to register:
Students can download the registration form and scan/email back to firstname.lastname@example.org or register on-line see above for details. This should be coordinated by the high school counsellor.
High Schools should post the event on their school “broadcasting” system, school website, social media sites and parent newsletters to promote the event to students.
Do students have to pay for this event?
No, this event is free to attend.
Do students have to bring their own lunch?
No, lunch will be provided by Selkirk College. Lunch will be barbeque hamburgers/veggie burgers, veggies & dip, homemade chips, juice and ice cream.
Who is responsible for transportation?
Each high school is responsible for getting their students to the relevant campus, and for picking them up at the end of the day. Please note: If students will be attending Nelson workshops to make time to schedule buses to drop off students at Victoria Street Campus (KSA) and then Tenth Street Campus. Buses will also need to be arranged to pick up students from KSA to deliver them to the Tenth Street Campus for lunch and afternoon student life activities.
How do students know which campus to attend?
Once students register in their preferred workshops, Selkirk College will provide high schools with a list outlining who goes where.
What time should students get to the campuses in the morning?
Students must arrive between 9:15 to 9:30 am. This will give students time to check-in and enter the draw for great prizes. When students check-in they will receive a name tag with their course selections listed on it.
What time does this event start/end?
Student check-in starts at 9:15 am. The event starts at 10:00 am sharp and runs until 2:00 pm. Each workshop is approximately one hour in length.
As a teacher/counsellor, what will I be responsible for?
Teachers and counsellors will be responsible for booking their school bus, ensuring students are dropped off at the correct campus in the morning, and that everyone gets back on the bus at the end of the day. Some supervision may be required throughout the event.