VFS Recognized for Global Reach

By VFS Web Team, on December 14, 2007

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VFS Managing Director Marty Hasselbach and Co-Founder Richard Appleby accepting a certificate at the 2007 B.C. Export Award
Not long ago, VFS was named a Top 25 Exporter as part of the 2007B.C. Export Awards, which are administered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the B.C. Ministry of Economic Development. VFS was also one of three finalists for the Professional & Services Award.
We pride ourselves on our international reach and reputation. We've made our students' work freely available online to a global audience on YouTube, Joost, and beyond, we've partnered with companies like Adobe and EA, and our website is available in 14 languages.
It all shows in our student body - fully 50% of which is made up of international students. For example, students in a graduating Classical Animation class this year hailed from as far afield as China, India, Korea, Australia, Bulgaria, and Egypt. That says it all.
To accommodate and foster this global student culture, we've responded with international foreign language orientation and an ESL education partnership with the Vancouver English Centre. We're also developing a task force to work with Immigration Canada to help companies more quickly and efficiently hire foreign graduates.
In short, we export the VFS experience by importing talent from all over the world. And for that, it's a great honour to be recognized.
Take a look at this video profile of VFS produced for the awards: