Two new awards announced by Kootenay Business and COTR

Two new awards have been created by Kootenay Business and the College of the Rockies.

  • May. 3, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A career and job fair at College of the Rockies (COTR) featured many businesses and organizations, including the Certified General Accountants, who contributed to two new awards for the college.

First time East Kootenay residents who are planning on becoming students this September in the Business Administration program at College of the Rockies can now apply for two new entrance awards.

The awards, worth $1,300 apiece, are part of a contribution which 35 business, industry and organization exhibitors invested in when they took part in at the Career and Job Fair on March 10 at College of the Rockies.

Keith Powell, publisher of Kootenay Business Magazine and one of the main organizers of the Career and Job Fairsaid, “Working in conjunction with the event’s participants, we were pleased to be able to come up with a way to help contribute to these new entrance awards. We believe this partnership will benefit residents and students from all parts of the East Kootenay. We would like to thank the businesses and organizations who supported the Career and Job Fair.”

Executive Director of College Relations and Marketing for College of the Rockies Donna Kraus- Hagerman agreed with Powell in thanking what the local businesses had done to help with the fair and awards.

“The support we receive from the business community is wonderful, both for their participation in the Career and Job Fair and for the many other scholarships and awards we are able to offer our students on their behalf each year,” Kraus- Hagerman said.

“These awards will be added to the more than $50,000 in entrance awards currently available to new students for a variety of other programs at the College. A total of more than $360,825 in entrance awards, scholarships and bursaries have already been awarded to students in the 2010/2011 academic year.”

The One Career and Job Fair award is for an East Kootenay secondary student, the other for a resident who is returning to learning after leaving secondary school and is over 20 years of age.

The deadline for applications will be on July 15, 2011 and award hopefuls can review all the requirements at or call: 250-489-8264.

The Career and Job Fair is a partnership of Kootenay Business, College of the Rockies and the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce.