Vancouver Broadcast School Shutters
April 29, 2011 at 4:36 AM (PT)
THE COLUMBIA ACADEMY, a private broadcasting and recording school in VANCOUVER is shutting down because of financial problems, reports THE CBC. Dir./Operations GORD PETERS said a new owner who took over in the FALL ran into financial problems and had to close the school.
"A group of staff tried to do a WESTJET employee-owner type purchase and put their own money in and try to save the school because we have a dedicated group of people that have been here anywhere from 10 to 25 years teaching," said PETERS.
PETERS said all 16 staff members have been let go and the school plans to refund the balance of the tuition owed to about 98 students.