Confederation College has graduated its first set of mining technicians.
Through a previous partnership arrangement with Northern College, Confederation announced June 6 that the first graduating students that have taken Northern’s Haileybury School of Mines mining engineering technician program have received their diplomas.
“This is a year of firsts,” said Confederation president Jim Madder in a statement.
“Firsts for our students and firsts for some of our programs.”
The program, which started last fall, is delivered through a blend of online and classroom instruction through the use of video conferencing and Blackboard Collaborate, which allows students at Confederation College and Northern College to attend lectures simultaneously.
The Haileybury School of Mines has been in the business of training mining specialists for more than 100 years.
Northern College delivers the Haileybury School of Mines mining engineering technician program both on campus and through distance education. Northern College is still accepting applications for next September’s intake.
The program stems from a memorandum of understanding signed by six Northern Ontario colleges in 2012.