Summer class starts at PCU

Students at PCU-WHS started their summer session with an intensive three-day course on the changing nature of work.

Wolfgang Zimmerman

While school might be out for the summer, students at the Pacific Coast University of Workplace Health and Sciences started their summer session with an intensive three-day course on the changing nature of work.

“We’re going to be exploring the whole nature of change in the workplace and what that means for individuals as well as for employers and how has globalization changed the way we actually work,” said PCU-WHS vice president Lynn Shaw, who is teaching the course.

“That’s one big issue that pushes us into working with people in a whole new way. We have to collaborate with people across countries and across times.”

The course is the first to be taught on-site at the Port Alberni campus since the university launched last fall.

“This topic is really relevant to Port Alberni,” said Mayor Mike Ruttan.

“We’re trying to change the nature of work. Change the story that comes out of Port Alberni.”

It’s attracted students from both far away and here in the Alberni Valley.

“I think that the lessons and the information that will be shared today will be really applicable to the community,” said Corinne Moore. She works at the Nuu-chah-nuulth Tribal Council’s employment and training program and believes that the course will provide her with knowledge that she can use on the job.

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