COTR formally opens new trades facility

August 13, 2018

The College of the Rockies has officially opened the Patterson Hall Trades Training Facility. A release from the Government of British Columbia states that the facility will increase training capacity while accommodating new technology and equipment for students in COTR’s Electrical and Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) programs. “The new trades training facility in Cranbrook will better equip students with the skills and training that will give them good-paying, family-supporting careers in a range of industries,” stated BC Minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training Melanie Mark. The release adds that the $11.5M facility was funded by the provincial and federal governments, the Columbia Basin Trust, private-sector donations, and COTR.