Town of Smithers: Welcome to New Coast Mountain College International Students

May 10, 2023

Source: Town of Smithers

Smithers, BC -- Coast Mountain College and the Town of Smithers extend a warm welcome to the new cohort of business students beginning their studies at the Smithers campus. This spring intake comprises of 40 students from across the globe, including India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the Philippines.  

"The students are here, they are very engaged, and they are eager to be a part of the Smithers community,” says Dr. Titi Kunkel, Vice President, Academic, Students, and International. "The Business Program has been going for a few years. We have graduates who have stayed on in Smithers, working and filling job vacancies. As always, we are thankful that the Smithers community welcomes our international students and supports them with accommodation and employment.”

"On behalf of the Town of Smithers and Town Council, welcome to all of the new international students arriving to study at Coast Mountain College in Smithers,” says Town of Smithers Mayor, Gladys Atrill. “I wish you a fulfilling and enjoyable education experience here. I also hope you take the time to get to know this community and the people who live here. This is a wonderful part of the world for exploring the outdoors – hiking and biking on our trails and in the mountains or paddling the lakes and rivers. To Smithers residents and business owners, please join us in welcoming these students by offering a place to stay if you are able to, and if you are looking for employees, please consider hiring one of the students.”

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