Riette Kenkel

Executive Director, Valemount Learning Centre

“It’s so great to have Valemount College as part of our community. With tourism growing in Valemount, it only makes sense to offer tourism-based post-secondary education right where it all happens. Valemount College’s Mountain Adventure Tourism program provides a firsthand view on adventure tourism, in a community surrounded by three majestic mountain ranges. We are a rural and somewhat remote community, so the College’s Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management certificate program captures the joys as well as some of the challenges of starting and running a small business in a community like ours. We often have clients who are looking for post-secondary education opportunities closer to home, and we are happy to refer them to Valemount College. Students get personalized services with Valemount College’s smaller class sizes. It’s a perfect mix of quality education with a small town feel.”