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History of Stenberg College

Since 1990, Stenberg College has prepared students for caring careers in the Education, Health Care, and Human Services fields.

All of our programs are developed in collaboration with employers, ensuring our graduates are job-ready, which is why over 98% of our graduates are employed in their field of study within 6 months of program completion.

We are accredited by the B.C. government’s Ministry of Advanced Education through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB is responsible for setting standards of quality and ensuring consumer protection. Stenberg College has also received the B.C. government’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation. We are also authorized by EduCanada, the official Government of Canada resource for international students.

In 2023, Stenberg College was acquired by Canadian College, an educational institution that focuses on providing international students with diploma and certificate programs in Business, Hospitality, International Trade and Information Technology.

We are a proud, Canada-based post-secondary educator, with an exceptional reputation and an unparalleled commitment to our students and their success.

Mission

We empower people to positively contribute to their communities through accessible, inclusive, and innovative education.

Vision

To cultivate excellence, transform futures, and create impact both locally and globally.

Values

Connectedness and Inclusivity

We are genuinely passionate about fostering interpersonal connections and believe doing so brings out the best in us. We embrace diversity and strive to create inclusive environments for work and study that ensure each person feels welcome, valued, and supported. We continuously seek to understand the perspectives of others and work to align our policies and actions with the diverse needs of staff, students, graduates, and the communities in which we live.

Accountability and Integrity

At the core of our beliefs is a commitment to taking responsibility for our actions and demonstrating the courage to do what is right, even when doing so is the more difficult path. Our accountability extends to one another as colleagues, our students and our participant communities in a way that consistently demonstrates ethical professionalism. Truthfulness is paramount, both in our internal reflections and our interactions with others.

Values Continued

Collaboration and Innovation

We believe in the positive power of people combining their knowledge, energy, and ideas to achieve shared goals for the greater good. Cooperation is a tremendous force-multiplier that generates original and creative solutions for our organization, its people, and our community partners. We constantly challenge ourselves to pioneer bold initiatives and expand the boundaries of our capability.

Adaptability and Responsiveness

Whether presented with opportunities or challenges, we meet them both with equal amounts of optimism and efficiency. Persevering through adversity, we cultivate resilience by willingly adjusting to new conditions, directly addressing problems, and genuinely listening to internal and external feedback to drive positive action.

Education Philosophy 

Stenberg College is dedicated to nurturing learners who are proficient and compassionate contributors to their community and well-equipped to meet the dynamic demands of an evolving world. Our courses are meticulously crafted in collaboration with seasoned professionals and industry partners, positioning our graduates as the preferred choice for employers.

At Stenberg College, we adhere to a constructivist approach to education, placing the learner at the heart of course design and classroom experience. This approach allows our instructors to emphasize mentorship over authority, as we firmly believe that learning is an active, collaborative process, not a passive transfer of information. Therefore, we are dedicated to investing in our instructors by providing tailored coaching to enhance their skills as facilitators of learning. Our learning community prioritizes psychological safety and cultural competence, where knowledge is co-constructed between students and instructors. Lessons are interactive, engaging students through discussions, activities, and constructive feedback and scaffolding. By embracing innovation and a growth mindset, our instructors adeptly incorporate technology into their teaching, preparing students for real-world challenges. Regular formative assessments help monitor student progress, enabling timely support and guidance to bridge gaps.

Our educational philosophy is firmly rooted in delivering a competency-based, outcome-focused, and market-driven curriculum. We foster a learner-centred environment that champions inclusion, cooperation, mutual respect, and accessibility. In line with constructivist principles, our students and instructors collaboratively construct knowledge, reflecting on what they know, how they know it, and the potential applications of this knowledge. In practical terms, we empower students to take ownership of their learning, evolving into experts in bringing theory to practice and practice to life.

Stenberg College aspires to offer an unparalleled standard of post-secondary education, preparing graduates to become dynamic, contributive, and value-driven members of society. Our mission’s success is rooted in our unwavering dedication to our students, staff, and the communities we proudly serve.

Academic Goals

  • Offer focused, accessible, career-specific academic programs emphasizing high-quality and creative instruction at the diploma and degree levels.
  • Foster a culture that promotes the value of lifelong learning among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Create competency-based curriculum that also allows for development of the whole person and helps to build the confidence required to meet life’s challenges with enhanced communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and an ability to apply knowledge resources to any situation.
  • Maintain an environment of mental, emotional, and practical student support that facilitates academic success.
  • Support faculty success through professional development opportunities, regular update of teaching tools and technologies, and continual solicitation of faculty and student feedback to strengthen curriculum.
  • Achieve excellence in each academic domain, and continually strengthen industry relations while pioneering new approaches to program delivery.
  • Serve society through coordinated, nationwide expansion of programs that meet significant labour market needs in communities of all sizes.
  • Maintain a level of excellence and innovation in all programs such that they achieve province-wide and national recognition and significance.
  • Strengthen cultural understanding through opportunities to study within a diversified, inclusive, and welcoming environment that has implications for social, political, economic, and technological change.
  • Demonstrate respect for and commitment to the ideals of a pluralistic, multiracial, open, and democratic society through policies, administrative actions, and curriculum content.

Stenberg College Strategic Plan 

Please Click Here to view the Stenberg College 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

Careers at Stenberg

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