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Providing Programming to International Students Through New Partnerships

March 14, 2022

Olds College, the Town of Drayton Valley and Everest Educational Services Inc. (Everest) have partnered on a new program to provide opportunities for international students to study business management in Drayton Valley, Alberta.  Olds College instructors will teach the College’s Business Management Certificate in Drayton Valley to international students recruited to the program through Everest.

“We’re so thrilled to welcome Olds College to our community to offer the Business Management Certificate program,” said Mayor Nancy Dodds. “This partnership is an important piece of the education model we’re building in Drayton Valley, and I know this program will appeal to a wide range of students!”

The first intake of up to 30 international students will begin the program in fall 2022. International student recruitment has already begun through Everest. Spaces for local students will also be available.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with the Town of Drayton Valley and Everest Educational Services Inc. to expand our program offerings,” comments Dalin Bullock, Dean, School of Life Science and Business, Olds College. “Our business programs provide students with foundational business concepts to prepare them for a rewarding career. Students who complete the certificate are also eligible to continue their studies in the Business Management Diploma program. 

The Town of Drayton Valley will work with Everest to provide students with housing options, transportation to and from campus, and other student support services. In addition, the Town of Drayton Valley will familiarize students with local amenities, volunteer opportunities and assist with finding local employment opportunities. The Town looks forward to connecting  international students with other local students, community members and organizations through various social and community events to ensure newcomers enjoy a welcoming and positive experience both on and off campus.

International students interested in studying on the Olds College Drayton Valley campus should contact

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