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Re-opening Announcement for Tamwood Vancouver

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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Tamwood is excited to begin welcoming the return of in-class instruction at our Vancouver campuses of Tamwood Language Centres and Tamwood Careers – effective June 29, 2020.  We will open our other campuses in the coming months when the industry is allowed to re-open by the Ontario government.  

Our priority is the safety and well-being of all students, staff and visitors; which means we are making changes to how we operate in accordance with the new health and safety guidelines outlined by the Provincial Health Officer and the provincial health and safety organizations.

Highlights of Tamwood’s COVID Safety Plan

·         ‘Stay home when you are sick’ policy

·         Increased cleaning and sanitization protocols

·         New classroom layout to support physical distancing (changed desk arrangements) with smaller class sizes

·         Blended Learning Model consisting of both in-class and online classes

·         Classes will live-streamed for students who want to continue online studies

·         Structured class and activity schedules to accommodate school capacity 

·         Removal of furniture and communal items (microwaves) in the common areas

·         All staff and students required to maintain safe distance (2 meters min) at all times

·         Monitoring for signs of cold, flu or related illness and instructions

·         Increased signage and information on handwashing, coughing/sneezing technique

We look forward to seeing our students and colleagues again and thank everyone for their patience and support as we continue finalize the details of re-opening.

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Future of Work: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Career Planning Camp Video

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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For those who missed it, Tamwood ran the first ever Future of Work: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Career Planning Camp this past July in Vancouver.   It was a big success and we already have students registered for it for 2020.
In this innovative program, teens learn to identify their core values, purpose, personal mission and unique skills, while developing their entrepreneurship, leadership, critical thinking and communication skills.   Through company visits, university tours and guest speakers, students also gain an understanding about the impact of the current rapid state of change and emerging technologies on traditional careers fields and what the future of work looks like. They will meet people doing new jobs that did not exist even a few years ago and learn about educational pathways to these exciting new career fields.
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Age: 13-17 years old
  • Duration: 2 and 3 weeks

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Tamwood Careers College and Capilano University Announce New Pathway Partnership Agreement

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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Tamwood Careers College and Capilano University are pleased to announce the signing of a Credit Transfer Agreement that allows Tamwood Careers students in the Essential Skills for Hospitality, Service and Tourism Programs to transfer into Capilano University’s Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma or Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree with advanced standing.

Tamwood students now have the opportunity to continue their tourism education in an internationally recognized Canadian University and in doing so,  qualify for a Post Graduate Work Permit to work in Canada up to three years post graduation.

Students who successfully complete Tamwood Diploma program transfer 24 credits to Capilano and students who successfully complete the Tamwood Certificate  transfer 18 credits to Capilano.

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Six Reasons to Study in Tamwood Careers in Whistler

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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1 Students can do paid work for 48 weeks in the Diploma program (27 weeks in the Certificate program) – students work part-time for the first 24 weeks study term and full-time for the second 24 co-op work week term.

Certificate and Diploma programs available in Whistler:


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2. Tamwood offers guaranteed Co-op Placements for all students in the Diploma programs.

“During my program I earned seven certificates and learned from an amazing instructor. I doubt I would have had the confidence to get a job at the Four Seasons in Whistler without Tamwood .”

-Chia Ying, Taiwan

Diploma in Food and Beverage Co-op


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3. There are more jobs than workers in Whistler so students get great jobs and earn an average hourly wage of $17/hour.


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4. Most jobs include employment perks such as: Free ski pass / Staff housing / Staff Meals / Medical benefits / Wellness Allowance


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5. Tamwood students have had successful placements with Whistler Blackcomb, Four Seasons Hotel, Fairmont Hotel, Hilton, Caramba, Araxi etc.

“I really loved studying in the Hospitality Program, so after I graduated I extended my stay, so that I could study in the Food and Beverage Program. With my diplomas I successfully found a job at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. ”

-Simone, Italy

Diploma in Food and Beverage Co-op & Diploma in Hospitality, Service and Tourism Co-op



6. Students can Study + Work + Ski/Snowboard from November to May and study + work + hike/mountain bike in the summer.  Students are eligible for the Tamwood Student Exclusive Season Lift Pass –  a discounted pass that gives students unlimited access to all the lifts on both mountains.

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New Program and New Opportunities in Tamwood Toronto Campus

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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Tamwood Careers college is excited to announce the launch of its  International Business and Management Program in Toronto, opening in June 2019.  This program is extremely popular among Tamwood’s students in Vancouver and now will be offered in Toronto as well – Canada’s hub for business, finance, innovation and infrastructure. Tamwood’s downtown location,  in Toronto’s business district, gives students access to top employers for field trips, networking opportunities and co-op work experience.

The International Business and Management program prepares students for the new reality of business. Our program gives students the skills, knowledge and experience they need to break into this transformed world of business and keep up with the latest industry trends.

A feature of this program is the 24 week PAID work co-op term that students complete.  Students will get valuable work experience in a Canadian company.  Students are also allowed to work part-time during their 24 week study term, making them eligible to work for a full 48 weeks in Canada.

“In class we’re learning business skills for the jobs of tomorrow. I like that our instructors teach the reality of the business world instead of just reading about it from a book.” – Yujin Park, Korea

  • Program: Diploma in International Business and Management
  • Location: Toronto
  • Duration: 48 weeks total (24 study weeks + 24 co-op practicum weeks)
  • Start date: June 17, 2019

If you need further information about the program we offer please contact us.

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New Programs for Tamwood Summer Camps 2019

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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Tamwood Camps offer a vacation with the purpose of improving your client’s future. Sending your clients to Tamwood Camps opens new doors for them academically, socially and personally. The skills children and teens gains at Tamwood will help them achieve their goals make their dreams come true. 

Future of Work: Entrepreneurship, Innovation  and Career Planning Camp

 

The world of work is rapidly changing; in fact, many of the jobs our children will hold in the future do not even exist yet. Your clients can join a group of teens from around the world who, like them, want to get a step ahead in learning about the world of work and the industries that are leading in creativity and innovation.

  • Location: Vancouver 
  • Age: 13-17 years old
  • Duration: 2 weeks   
  • Start date: July 7, 2019

This program helps teens identify their core values, purpose/personal mission and skills, and then exposes them to a variety of alternative careers while also developing their entrepreneurship, leadership, and critical thinking and communication skills. 

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Youth Robotics Camp

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This fun and educational youth robotics camp program inspires the imagination and challenges young minds.

  • Location: San Francisco
  • Age: 7-12 years old
  • Duration: 1-4 weeks   
  • Start dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

This program uses the LEGO Robotics System which offers campers an exciting platform for learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

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Tamwood operates 7 summer camps in the USA and Canada. Read what programs we offer in Vancouver, Whistler, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Boston.

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Halloween at Tamwood

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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We take Halloween seriously around here! ??

Check out some of this year’s best costumes ➡️

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Tamwood won ST Star Award-English Language School North America 2018

By Marianna Cherniuk,

You will always grow when you keep doing things at your best; especially doing what makes people love you. The all-time award-winning English Language School, Tamwood, won ST Star Award-English Language School North America 2018, and Ceremony was in London England.

Tamwood Language School is a renowned teaching school that teaches, coach and encourages clients on the importance and efficacy of English language communication in the social development.   he award is a plus to the Tamwood Language School reputation as it encourages clients confident in them.

This year all four Tamwood decisions were nominated, the likes of Tamwood Careers, Tamwood Camps, Tamwood Language Centres and Go International. It was a wonderful experience that is why it is not a lie that wherever you choose to go in life, Tamwood helps you get there. Whether you want fantastic life experiences at unforgettable destinations, acceptance into the international university of your choice, or to accelerate your future career, Tamwood helps make your dreams come true.

The center in the past has produced students with excellent grades in the national and international exams. The holiday training programs have gone a long way in assisting students to overcome their challenges in the use of the English language

For more information about your language skills, contact www.tamwood.com

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Whistler Realize your dream

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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You like skiing or maybe snowboarding? You like to party? Just go to Whistler to learn  English and to do a lot of activities. It’s the best place to live an unforgettable
experience. There, it’s impossible to be bored, there is always something to do.

There are two mountains with 200 hundreds slopes, so you have the choice and the time to discover everything. If you search for adventures, something new, don’t ask yourself too many questions and go to Whistler. It’s really a dream right from when you meet a lot of people, you create links and you share everything with them.

The school is very welcoming, so it’s easy to integrate the first day. There is a really good atmosphere between everybody. You just have class in the morning, so you haveall of your afternoon to go to the mountains.

Every day, I enjoy myself as much as possible because I know that it’s not eternal. It’s a thing to do one time in your life, so go for it and have fun.

Words & Photos by: Coline Balteau

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English Only!

By Marianna Cherniuk,

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My experience here at Tamwood has been indescribable.

I couldn’t have chosen a better international language school than this.  I love the way all the cultures mix, and how we learn about each other, not just among different countries, but also different personalities.  We are all alone at the beginning and that’s what keeps us close: we need each other here.  The fact that the “English Only” rule exists used to concern me, but now I realize how important it is and how much it makes you improve!

What can I say about the teachers: they are all amazing at teaching, and help you with any problem, even if it’s not related to school.  The classes are so dynamic and I learned a lot in one day.

I’ll never forget Tamwood and I promise I will come by to visit whenever I can.

Words & Photos by: Carmen Navarro Casares, Level 6

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