Our 2020 graduation celebration will look different than usual, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We still want to make sure we celebrate each of our graduates from the Community Learning Centre and SCIDES! We will have our ceremony on Tuesday, June 23rd starting at 10 am at the Kengard Learning Centre (2475 Merritt Avenue, Merritt BC) with a few important adjustments to ensure everyone's health and safety:
Did you know that there are over 100 trades you can get certified in, in British Columbia? Working as a certified tradesperson does not only provide a good income, trades careers are often described as a very satisfying type of work, because you are generally working with your hands and can see tangible progress at the end of the day. What is it that you love to do? There’s probably a trade for that!
SCIDES wants to support your journey into trades, and we have two fantastic programs we would like to introduce: the Work in Trades and the Train in Trades programs. Each can be taken independently of each other, and in any order, and both of them will give you a headstart on your career and lots of other benefits.
We're excited to share the first Educator of the Month in 2018 with you - Joan Wheeler. Here's how she answered our questions (hint: we love her approach to education!)
Mrs. Wheeler, we're thrilled to have you as educator of the month! Let's get started! Where are you from?
Can you believe that another school year is coming to a close? It seems like we just got started, but in a few weeks, the next set of SCIDES graduates will walk up to the stage to receive their well-deserved diplomas. SCIDES graduation takes place on Tuesday, June 20th, at 11 am at the Merritt Civic Centre (with an informal gathering starting at 10:30am), and we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all our students. You all worked hard for this, and it’s a great accomplishment. You did it!
At SCIDES, we have some great options for adults looking to graduate or upgrade.
Can you believe it's April already?! Time sure flies when you're having fun - and we are having fun! We want to share some updates with you today, and we'd love to hear what you think about it; of course we hope to have your support. You can leave a comment below, or connect with us on our Facebook page. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
At SCIDES, we're committed to giving you all the help and support you need to succeed. You can graduate! You can have the education you want! You can work at your own pace! Maybe you could even do it alone - but there is really no need. There is a great network in place - and it starts with YOU! If you are willing to learn, your education experience can be truly successful and interesting. Today, we want to talk a bit about who can help you with what - of course you can contact us anytime for more information!
A new year has begun and we think it's the perfect time to set some educational goals - and of course we're here to help you stay on track!
We all know how it goes with resolutions, right? Within a few weeks of enthusiastically plunging into the new year, determined to make it this time, four out of five people get so stressed out about sticking to their plan that giving up seems to be the best option.
We pride ourselves to be the best solution for adult learners, and on this week's blog post we want to tell you a bit about what we have to offer if you are looking to graduate or upgrade.
SCIDES is a free resource to all BC learners, regardless of age. All classes are free if you have not graduated, and even after graduation a selection of classes is free for upgrading!
Here's what you can expect from us if you are an adult learner: