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Brighton College opens its third campus at Central City Mall location in Surrey

Published: January 31, 2013

Brighton College, already open in Vancouver and Burnaby, officially opened its Surrey campus doors Friday. Submitted photo: Odette Visual.

LARISSA CAHUTE
VANCOUVER DESI

A local career college officially opened its third campus in Surrey last week.

Brighton College, already located in Vancouver and Burnaby, opened its Surrey campus doors Friday at 13450–102 Avenue, Suite 295, in Central City Mall.

“Surrey’s the biggest school district in British Columbia and it’s a really popular area,” said online marketing manager Fouad Saeidi.

Surrey was a choice destination for the college, because it’s popular amongst international students and new immigrants.

“(Surrey is) international, really just like the population of Vancouver,” said Saeidi. “We have flexible courses, flexible in terms of start dates and also scheduling and also program duration is ideal for the new immigrant market.”

“They come here to take a quick fast-paced program, get industry accredited and they can go out and get a job.”

Some of Brighton College’s courses are as short as 10 months and many programs have job placements at the end.

“A lot of them … they can’t go to really a four-year degree program and more — they have family, they have commitments,” said Saeidi. “So all they need is an upgrade and that’s what we provide for them.”

Some of the school’s niche programs include its civil technician course, online marketing and health care. It is also working to make many of its graduates Google certified.

“Which creates lots of job opportunities for them right after they graduate,” said Saeidi.

Brighton’s Surrey campus unofficially opened Jan. 1 and is always accepting new students for enrollment.

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