Continuing Studies at Assiniboine releases list of new programs

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Learning a new hobby or skill ranks high among people’s New Year’s resolutions. Combine that with frigid outdoor temperatures, and many Westman residents may find this is the perfect time to invest in themselves through part-time education.

The college’s newest Continuing Studies guide is full of courses and programs for those looking to add a new credential or competency to their resume, prepare for a change in careers, or explore a new hobby.

“This winter, we are excited to introduce a variety of new programs and courses. They range from short half-day classes for hobby enthusiasts through to new credentials for people who would like to acquire new skills such as the bookkeeping certificate,” said Tannis James, Director of Continuing Studies at Assiniboine.

Assiniboine understands people lead busy lives and are not always able to attend classes held during traditional hours, which is why many Continuing Studies offerings are delivered weekends, evenings, and online. For example, the newly introduced Product Photography course, scheduled across four Tuesday evenings, offers participants the opportunity to develop their skills at a time which caters to people who are busy during the day.

Eight new micro-credential programs have been introduced, ranging from Design Publishing for Business to Woodworking to Essential Skills for Emerging Leaders. These programs have been crafted to provide people with the opportunity to build upon existing skills and talents.

For those looking for a single course to help keep their brain sharp or prepare for an upcoming life event, there’s no shortage of course offerings over the coming months. Baby Sign Language, Acrylic Pour Painting, Wine Basics, and a variety of culinary courses are open for registration.

If there’s something not currently in the guide that the public would like to see, Continuing Studies wants to hear about it.

“We keep our interest lists up to date so we know what programs and courses people are asking for,” said James. “If there’s enough demand for something particular, we’re going to try and find a way to offer it here for students.”

Those interested in learning more about Continuing Studies offerings or how to register for an upcoming course may visit