Town of Smithers and Coast Mountain College Offer Welcome to Incoming Students

Apr 15, 2024

Smithers, BC -- Coast Mountain College and the Town of Smithers extend a warm welcome to the new cohort of students beginning their studies at the Smithers campus. This spring intake includes 20 students from across the globe, including Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Nigeria, and the Philippines.  

"Our Business Administration Program is welcoming 20 international students who will start classes at the beginning of May,” says Dawn McConnell, Manager of Community and Student Wellbeing. "The Business Program in Smithers is in its sixth year and we have many alumni who have stayed in the community and now fill important roles for local businesses. We are thankful that Smithers offers so much opportunity for newcomers.”

Mayor Gladys Atrill says, “I offer a heartfelt welcome to Smithers to all the incoming international students at Coast Mountain College! What an exciting adventure you are on, combining your education with life in another country. On behalf of Town Council, we hope you are able to enjoy what our community has to offer. Take time to explore and to get to know the locals. To local residents and business owners, please join us welcoming these students to Smithers and the Bulkley Valley.”

For anyone interested in studying Business Administration with this diverse group of new students, 20 seats are still available for local students to join in the learning and the fun. Contact or call 1-877-277-2288 for more information.


Media Contacts: 

Heather Bastin
Executive Director, External Relations, Coast Mountain College

250-635-6511 ext. 5494


Jill Barrowman 
Economic Development Officer, Town of Smithers