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Thursday, August 9, 2012


Niagara College brewery wins gold and silver medals at US Open championships
Bullet News Niagara
The Niagara College Teaching Brewery “owned the podium” at the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championships in Atlanta, capturing two gold medals and two silvers along with a prestigious top-10 overall ranking in the international competition.

Young girls introduced to non-traditional trades
Southern Gazette
‘It’s a labour of love.’ Some 15 young girls – ages 9-12 years – spent five days last week at College of the North Atlantic, Burin Campus, honing up on their carpentry skills. ‘Girls Exploring Trades and Technology’ program is co-ordinated by the Women’s Resource Development Centre – Educational Resource Centre in St. John’s and sponsored by Exxon Mobil through the Hebron project.

College introducing pipeline training
Fort McMurray Today
An Alberta college is creating the province’s first pipeline training centre for its students, complete with a mock control room and simulated oil spills in a work camp environment. Starting this fall, Portage College will begin offering courses specializing in maintenance, operations and pipeline construction at its campus in Boyle, which sits at the southern edge of the oilsands.

Douglas College wants your pennies
The Tri-City News
Looking for a place to offload your soon-to-be-discontinued pennies? Douglas College has teamed up with Coast Capital Savings on a penny drive to raise money for student aid. Tracy Green, Douglas College Foundation co-ordinator, is heading up the fundraiser with multiple collection sites at the Coquitlam and New Westminster campuses.