Canadore College has opened a brand-new engineering lab at its Commerce Court campus.
The 1,830-square-foot facility has been built over the last six months at a cost $100,000. The state-of-the-art facility will provide hands-on training for students studying to become civil engineering technicians and technologists, and mechanical engineering technicians and technologists. The new lab more than doubles the applied learning space and features new instructional aids.
"Fully equipped labs like this provide students with the opportunity to apply their in-class learning to real-life projects,” said Caroline Corbett, associate dean of the School of Trades and Technology, in a release.
“Learners can practise skills and develop competency while using the same equipment and processes as those used in industry. These applied learning experiences result in deeper understanding and strengthen skill development for our students.”
The modular lab space houses a range of industry-standard equipment, including a fluid mechanics base unit, large air compressor and electrical motor teaching units, digital force gauges, digital electric current meters and more.
These resources allow for a variety of cross-functional, collaborative and experiential learning assignments between programs. In fact, students from the building construction program helped to repair damage, frame, drywall and carry out general labour in the new space.
The new lab was constructed in direct response to anticipated need within the industry.