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Northern College puts focus on experiential learning

Northern College puts focus on experiential learning

For students training to be water treatment specialists, the best hands-on experience can be found working in municipal labs.
Greenstone training centre aims for September opening

Greenstone training centre aims for September opening

Development of the Ring of Fire mineral deposits may have slowed to a crawl, but progress is being made in the preparations to train up a future workforce.
Teaching to be tailored to student learning

Teaching to be tailored to student learning

Classroom time at Northern College will become more tailored to individual student learning with the advent of Universal Instructional Design (UID). Northern College got $500,000 from the provincial government to enhance programming at the school.
Organizers said women will need to fill the skilled labour gap

Organizers said women will need to fill the skilled labour gap

Laura Swanson, a student at Cambrian College's new level one pre-apprenticeship women in carpentry program, said she probably would not have enrolled to the program if it had been open to men as well.
Professions North links immigrants to employers

Professions North links immigrants to employers

Murad Al-Jafari emigrated to Canada from Jordan in 2008. Even though he had 15 years of experience as a procurement specialist and maintenance engineer in his home country, he struggled to find similar work here.
Colleges ink deal for GIS programs

Colleges ink deal for GIS programs

Confederation and Northern College students will have access to two geographic information systems (GIS) programming offered through Fleming College in Peterborough.

Foreign professionals program gets funding boost

Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is investing $2.7 million over three years to Professions North to assist internationally trained professionals in landing jobs. The money was given to Laurentian University.
Northern College delivers mining education to Saskatchewan

Northern College delivers mining education to Saskatchewan

Northern College and Saskatchewan’s Northlands College have signed an agreement to deliver the Haileybury School of Mines’ mining engineering technician program to the Prairies.

Timmins, Saskatchewan colleges sign agreement

Northern College in Timmins and Northlands College in Saskatchewan have signed an agreement to train students through the mining engineering technician program at the Haileybury School of Mines.
Lakehead mining institute opens dialogue on sustainable development

Lakehead mining institute opens dialogue on sustainable development

Lakehead University's fledgling mining research institute wants to take a pragmatic, solutions-based, approach to advancing exploration in Northern Ontario starting with an inaugural conference.