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Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Students build their future through First Nation partnership
Columbia Valley Pioneer
Four local partners are celebrating the beginning of a union that will introduce First Nations students to carpentry while completing construction projects for the Akisqnuk First Nation. On August 7th ,The College of the Rockies, Home Renovation Centre, Akisqnuk First Nation, and the Akisqnuknik Development Corporation celebrated the ‘Legacy Project,’ a $205,000 partnership that will enrol eight to twelve First Nations students in the College of the Rockies’ Introduction to Carpentry Continuing Education Program.

Retour en classe au cégep André-Laurendeau
Le Devoir
Après les cégeps de Saint-Jérôme et de Valleyfield mercredi, ce fut au tour des étudiants du cégep André-Laurendeau de se prononcer hier en faveur d’un retour en classe. Environ 250 des 4000 membres de l’Association générale des étudiants du cégep André-Laurendeau (AGECAL) ont participé à un vote à main levée, 80 % des étudiants s’opposant à la poursuite de la grève.

No ‘hug-a-thug’ here: Centennial course puts high-need youth back on the college track
Toronto Star
Black gowns flying as they rushed to greet each other, 128 youth from some of the toughest corners of Scarborough graduated Thursday from a program that’s all about second chances — helping young people claw their way back from the street, from jail and from shelters, to discover that education can be their way out. The unusual free summer course at Centennial College gives young people, often dropouts, from high-need neighborhoods such as Malvern, Kingston-Galloway and Scarborough Village a six-week taste of college, with courses ranging from business and information technology to automotive studies and esthetics.—no-hug-a-thug-here-centennial-course-puts-high-need-youth-back-on-the-college-track

Electrical Apprenticeship program no longer offered at Prince Rupert NWCC campus
Prince Rupert Northern View
The Electrical Apprenticeship program will no longer be taking place at Prince Rupert’s Northwest Community College (NWCC) campus due to a steady decrease in enrollment over the past few years. All levels of the program, which includes apprenticeship levels one through four and foundation training, will now be taking place in Terrace in an attempt to keep the program available in Northwestern British Columbia.

Turnout small for first of student votes to resume strike
Students at the CÉGEP de Saint-Laurent, who were scheduled to vote Monday, decided instead to defer their decision until Saturday. Another vote is scheduled for today at CÉGEP Marie-Victorin, one of several colleges where protesters blocked doors and prevented students with court injunctions from attending class in the spring.

High employment rate among LC grads
Lloydminster Source
A recent survey conducted by Lakeland College shows that 95 per cent of recent graduates are finding work. The survey was sent to approximately 750 students in the graduating class of 2010, of which 335 responded. According to a press release, 95 per cent of the respondents are employed and their average annual income is $52,298.

No credit cards for tuition, residence fees at Holland College after Sept. 1
The Guardian Charlottetown
Holland College will no longer accept credit cards for tuition payments and residence fees. Similar policies are in place in other post-secondary institutions across the country, Holland College president Brian McMillan noted during the announcement Monday. The new policy is effective Sept. 1.

Maritimer to head up Algonquin College’s Perth campus
Your Ottawa Region
The new dean of Algonquin College’s Perth campus is a breath of fresh ocean air from the Maritimes who knows her way around a college. Shelley Carter-Rose takes up her duties on Craig Street this month, with her newest educational assignment, her first in Ontario, being just the latest in a lifetime devoted to education.–maritimer-to-head-up-algonquin-college-s-perth-campus