Formal agreement with Chinese company opportunity for Selkirk Students, and SROAM program

The Chair of Hospitality, Tourism and Cosmetology at Selkirk College says students and the SROAM program will benefit from a formal agreement signed between the college and Axis, a Beijing group specializing in leisure resort project development.

Bob Falle says the company has been a part of the winter sports boom happening in China...585 ski resorts have been built in the past 20 years there, 150 in the past 6 years.

He says they were contacted by Axis, to have students work with ski resort employees there who lack experience in the industry.

Falle says it's huge opportunity for students, and for the program to share their knowledge and they'll also be working with a University in China.

Ultimately he says Canada as a whole will benefit, with more skiers from China seeing our country as a destination for skiing.

There's word the Chinese government has set a goal of getting 300 million more people involved in winter sports in the next five years leading up to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China.