Olds College has been recognized on a national level for its programs and applied research.
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) announced Olds College as the bronze recipient of the CICan Program of Excellence Award for the Hospitality and Tourism Management program.
The college also took home bronze for the Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award for the contributions of the Olds College Centre for Innovation.
The awards were announced at the annual CICan Awards of Excellence luncheon in Ottawa on Monday.
“We are competing with colleges and polytechnics across the nation for these awards, and to be recognized among the top colleges in the nation speaks to the excellence of the faculty and staff members who continue to strive for brilliance,” says Jason Dewling, the college’s vice-president of Academic and Research.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management program was transferred from Red Deer College to Olds College in 2013. Since then, program staff has transformed the program to increase accessibility through the use of technology, and to embrace hands-on learning.
An accelerated 15-month diploma program and a dual credit option for high school students have been introduced.