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The Future of Education and Employment

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” ~ Malcolm X It is now being recognized across most industry sectors that in order to stay competitive in a global marketplace, businesses must look beyond cost and productivity efficiencies and also ensure that knowledge-based commodities such as innovation, creativity and adaptability are

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The “WOW” Factor

Mission is home to a University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) satellite campus which houses a state-of-the-art space for the Graphic and Digital Design (GDD) Diploma. Since first opening their doors in 2012, the GDD program has gained a reputation for producing creative, professional and balanced designers who are well equipped in areas including communication, branding, typography, publishing, video, and

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WOMEN IN TRADES

There is a shortage of skilled trade personnel across Canada, which means a variety of career options are readily available for those prepared to train in this sector. Riverside College in Mission B.C. is one educational establishment looking to fill this gap, offering courses that include automotive service technician, carpentry, electrician, plumbing and a trade’s sampler.  While the courses are

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Mentoring Mojo with CoderDojo

Technology has received a strong focus with the BC School Curriculum changes this year, along with collaboration, critical thinking and communication; all deemed essential components in preparing students for success in an ever evolving world. Add to this the increased interest from the younger generation to delve into coding, robotics and game design and you have the ideal formula for

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The Pointe in Practice

Marin Greenan of Mission, aged 15, is one step closer to realizing her dream of becoming a professional classical ballet dancer after recently being accepted to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, thanks largely to the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance (FVAD). Marin has trained with FVAD’s Artistic Director, John C. Carney, since he first arrived in Mission in 2008. She

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Champion Employers

Mission Association for Community Living (MACL) have long been community advocates looking to build bridges to create an inclusive and caring society where individuals with developmental disabilities are given the support and opportunities for a fulfilling quality of life. One of their successful and growing programs is Employment Services, which partners local business and employees with a disability. Matches are

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UFV Graphic & Digital Design program helps Relaunch Mission’s Biz-e-news

Successful team from UFV Graphic & Digital Design Program

For those of you who are joining us for the first time, the Mission Biz-e-news is a publication focused on the business, investment and development community in the Lower Mainland. Subscribers include business owners, managers, realtors, developers, investors and interested local community members who like to stay engaged with local business activity and growth.  Featured stories include major project updates, sector

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