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Con College scoops up new mining loader

Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Mine donated a retired scoop tram to Confederation College in Thunder Bay as a training tool for heavy-duty equipment mechanical students.

Canadore College receives helicopter trainer

Sikorsky Aircraft delivered a new hands-on training aid to Canadore College’s aviation students with the transfer of a helicopter maintenance trainer. The transfer ceremony was held in North Bay , May 1.
Cambrian hires new president

Cambrian hires new president

Cambrian College has a new president. The Sudbury school announced on April 28 it has appointed Bill Best, who has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. Best succeeds interim president Sonia Del Missier, effective Aug. 5.
Ontario’s underwhelming economic performance

Ontario’s underwhelming economic performance

Lakehead University economist Livio Di Matteo has co-authored a new study for the Fraser Institute that Ontario’s poor economic performance is dragging down Canada’s economy.
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.