A new community coalition called the Whistler Education Group (WEG) is looking to get the ball rolling on Whistler's potential for playing host to a variety of education opportunities in the near future.
Having nothing to do with the Whistler U or Capilano University proposals that are already in municipal hall for consideration, WEG is currently conducting its own study to look at the potential for bringing instructors and students to Whistler in a way that would provide the maximum benefit to the community.
"It is the belief of the Whistler Education Group that a market opportunity exists to utilize existing Whistler based resources/services to meet the needs of a select market segment of destination education programs," said the WEG in a release. "Targeting facilitators and institutional education providers, the resource provision would include coordination of existing space, technical support, accommodation, complimentary activities, program promotion, and supporting HR, all under an educational coordination centre banner (TBA)."
The group is currently made up of a variety of Whistler stakeholders, including Sue Adams, Doug Forseth, Laurie Grant, Cheeying Ho, Stephen Milstein and Roger Soanes and has the support of the Whistler Arts Council and Whistler Blackcomb.
"We're really looking at what can be done here in Whistler using what we already have at our fingertips," said Milstein, chair of group. "We have so many resources here in Whistler, it's really about putting them to their best use."
For more on the story, check out Thursday's edition of The Question.