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Victoria shipbuilding industry takes significant training turn
The shipbuilding industry got a double dose of good news Tuesday (January 22) after a marine training centre opened in Esquimalt and Camosun College got a $2.56-million injection of federal funds to increase the ranks of trades workers. Lynne Yelich, federal Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, said the money is for equipment and electrical service for the new Marine, Aerospace and Resource Industry Centre for Training and Technology Support, part of Camosun College’s new Trades Education and Innovation Facility. Another 430 trades students will graduate within five years from the college, adding to the 2,000 marine workers now on the south Island. “These graduates will have the skills to pursue a career in valuable trades,” Yelich said.
Salon des stages et de l’emploi au Cégep
L’Action – Joliette
Suite au succès des dernières années, le département des Techniques d’éducation spécialisée (TES) convie les intéressés au Salon des stages et de l’emploi qui aura lieu le mercredi 13 février, de 13 h à 16 h, au Calimarose du Cégep de Joliette. Ce salon, souligne un communiqué, permet aux enseignantes et enseignants du département de faire connaître leur programme d’études à toutes personnes intéressées par le métier d’éducatrice et d’éducateur spécialisé.
Publishing holds up an ‘e-mirror’
The Toronto Observer
Our knowledge of the world of publishing is usually based on images conjured from things we’ve seen on the Internet or in movies. But what does it actually entail? Centennial College Press (CCP), an East York branch of the Toronto college that publishes mainly college textbooks, has developed a new e-book series delving into the very industry that it’s a part of. “There’s a huge divide between these really rigorous academic, statistically-based studies of the industry, and very anecdotal, personal sort of memoir experiences in the publishing business,” said Jeremy Lucyk, an author working through CCP. “There wasn’t really much in the way of middle ground and there really wasn’t anything directed towards people who are thinking of entering the industry.”
Quatre élèves en agriculture du Cégep de Victoriaville participent au Concours d’expertise agricole de l’Université Laval
Une équipe du programme gestion et exploitation d’entreprise agricole du cégep de Victoriaville a participé, le 19 janvier dernier, au concours d’expertise de l’Université Laval. L’équipe, composée de Ruth Zwygart, Éric Poitras, Mathias Zwygart et Francis Mayrand, s’est très bien débrouillée terminant première à la classe de mystère animal en plus de remporter à trois reprises la troisième place aux classes du quiz et du mystère végétal et à la classe de conservation des sols.
Le Collège d’Alma associe danse, théâtre et natation
Journal Le Lac St-Jean
Tel qu’imaginé par le Collège d’Alma lors de l’élaboration de son Plan stratégique 2010-2015, la direction prône l’enrichissement de son offre de programmes illustre tout-à-fait à travers l’expression « l’expérience collégiale unique ». C’est ainsi que l’institution collégiale annonce la mise sur pied de trois nouvelles formules alliant la danse, le théâtre et la natation aux études collégiales. Ces ententes, qui seront en place dès l’automne 2013, ont été conclues avec le Prisme culturel pour la danse, avec Geneviève Boucher pour le théâtre et avec le Club Juvaqua pour la natation.
GREAT FLEMING GRADS: Siemens’ gain is Fleming’s gain too
Kawartha Media Group
This is the first installment of an annual four-part series focusing on Fleming grads whose college experience has led to great success not only for themselves but their respective local employers. When Fleming College president Dr. Tony Tilly talks about the importance and benefits of the many partnerships forged with Peterborough and area businesses, he doesn’t typically mention any one partner by name. Rather, as one would expect, Dr.. Tilly is careful not to grant any one college association too much mention, keeping in mind, as the administrative head of the college should, that all of Fleming’s many partners are equally vital to the college’s continued growth and leading post-secondary education standing.
Exclusivité du programme ATM: le milieu syndical appuie
Journal de Québec
La direction du Cégep de Jonquière, le Syndicat du personnel enseignant (FEESP-CSN) et le Syndicat des professionnels encouragent la population et les organismes de la région à signer la lettre d’appui pour empêcher le collège privé André-Grasset de lancer un programme de Technique de production et de postproduction télévisuelles. Depuis la divulgation de cette information en novembre dernier, des réunions se tiennent hebdomadairement avec la direction du Cégep. En plus de la lettre d’appui, il n’est pas exclu pour le futur d’organiser une manifestation afin d’attirer l’attention du ministre Pierre Duchesne. La responsable de la coordination départementale en technique de production et de post production télévisuelles, Manon Tremblay, ne comprend pas cette décision puisque le Cégep possède des infrastructures à la fine pointe de la technologie.
Spaghetti bridge contest open to all
Engineers, construction enthusiasts or anyone interested in battling their wits to build a spaghetti bridge can take part in a one-time only contest being held to celebrate 30 years of the Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest. “Over the decades hundreds of post-secondary and secondary school students have taken part in the contest, and we thought it would be great if some of them came back to try their hand at it again,” says Michelle Lowry, who organizes the event. Spaghetti Bridge 2013 takes place at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College on March 1. The event includes bridge-building competitions for secondary and post-secondary students, plus the popular Heavyweight competition, open to full-time secondary or post-secondary students.
Pour un Cégep en santé
Hebdo du Saint-Maurice
La Fondation du Collège de Shawinigan tiendra son habituel cocktail- bénéfice annuel le 12 mars prochain à 17h en formule 5 à 7. La thématique adoptée dans le cadre de la 20e édition de l’activité est «Un Cégep en santé» avec la mise en avant de saines habitudes de vie. La présentation des coprésidents d’honneur, Martine Rioux et Patrick Baril, s’est d’ailleurs déroulée dans un des nouveaux locaux de l’Aire de Santé du Collège pour l’occasion. D’après André Gingras, directeur général de l’établissement, la thématique de la santé prend tout son sens. «C’est un clin d’œil au fait qu’en dépit de ce que l’on pourrait croire, notre établissement d’enseignement se trouve en bonne santé. On observe même une augmentation de notre clientèle, à notre plus grand plaisir. La thématique est aussi reliée à notre virage santé avec la création de l’Aire de la Santé», explique-t-il.
Where the world comes to learn
Winnipeg Free Press
Red River College has one of the most successful aircraft maintenance engineer training programs in the country, and for the past few years close to 40 per cent of the students in that program are from India. The 17-month diploma program is one of the most popular among RRC’s growing number of international students. It has four intakes per year with a maximum of 18 seats per intake. Six of those seats are reserved for international students, more than 90 per cent of whom are from India. Those foreign-student graduates — who, like all the students, are recruited and typically hired before the program is over — are now peppered throughout the aviation and aerospace industry in the province.
Staying in school, striving for the future
Recently, numerous secondary school students gathered at the Durham College Oshawa campus to celebrate completing the college’s Centre for Success program. Durham College President Don Lovisa says it’s one of his favourite days of the year. “Students, you should be very proud and parents you should be very proud of your students,” he says. College faculty and staff, along with teachers and representatives from Durham, Kawartha, and Peterborough area school boards looked on proudly as 130 Durham Region students were recognized. Hosted at the Oshawa campus through the School College Work Initiative, the program encourages students to stay in school and earn their high school diploma while situated in a college environment, showing that they too can be successful in post-secondary education as well, states a release.
Students encouraged to rock the vote
Students in Penticton, along with Kelowna and Salmon Arm, kicked off the local component of a province-wide voter registration campaign this week, 99 days before the provincial election on May 14th. ‘Rock the Vote BC’ will educate and mobilize young voters in the Okanagan, and across the province in the upcoming election. “Students are not known to vote in big groups in BC, but it’s important, because if we get more students voting their issues will be more front and center for politicians,” said Anders Hoenisch, internal director for the students’ union at the Okanagan College Penticton campus.
Mi’kmaq eye jobs for 700 on ship deal
Unama’ki will co-ordinate training for First Nations right across the whole province rather than giving each of Nova Scotia’s 13 bands the responsibility, Fitzgerald said. “That’s never really been done before.” The choice was made, he said, based on Unama’ki’s past successes ensuring Cape Breton’s five First Nations communities got part of the work involved in the $400-million cleanup of the Sydney tar ponds. “People were amazed at how well it worked out,” Fitzgerald said. “Dollar-wise, we were able to negotiate some $19 million in set asides. So I think there was around 48 jobs created there for aboriginals.” More importantly, perhaps, the tar ponds work built confidence in Mi’kmaq outfits, he said. “Aboriginal companies ended up participating in some $71 million in contracts. That’s huge.” MB2, Denko Mi’kmaq Enterprises, Norman Morris Construction and Mikjikj, which means turtle in Mi’kmaq, all got tar ponds work, he said. Most of the new training will take place at the Nova Scotia Community College, Fitzgerald said.
Partnership gives students access to new technology
A cash infusion from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) prompted the launch of a health and wellness research centre at Algonquin College on Jan. 30. The $2.3-million grant is the third grant given to the college through NSERC’s College and Community Innovation program. It will help to link small, local companies with lab space at the college and allow students to use new and developing technology while training for work in their field. College president Kent MacDonald said the launch was about a year in the making. “I think it’s the job of post-secondary educational institutions to improve the communities they are in,” he said. “And with this type of partnership, we can help move products that will benefit Canada’s healthcare system from the idea stage to the marketplace.”
Lethbridge College Announces 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Lethbridge College has chosen it’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni. The four award recipients credit their time at the college for their success. Blackfoot elder, Francis First Charger, gets the top award of Distinguished Alumnis while the Career Virtuoso award goes to Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Manager, Bill Peters. Nobleford’s Barbara Hofman will receive the Community Leader honour and registered nurse Matthew Jubelius will be presented the Rising Star award.
Speaker to lecture on love in the animal kingdom
Fort McMurray Today
With love in the air and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Keyano College is putting people in the mood for learning with guest speaker Danna Schock. Schock will speak Friday night as a part of the Keyano College Lecture Series. Take All of Me — Why not Take All of Me? will discuss and bring levity to the subject of animal ecology or bionomics, the study of how organisms interact with their environment. “We’ll take a look at all the ways it really is true that the way to a girl’s heart is through her stomach,” said Schock in a release. “We’ll also look at the all too familiar feeling of being used. It seems the animal kingdom is replete with examples of individuals getting duped into all manner of things, all in the name of love.”
Yukon College tuition fees to rise
Yukon College’s board of governors has approved a tuition increase of just under two per cent. The price of a course credit will rise to $110 from $108. A full year of credit courses will increase by an average of $60. Those increases go into effect this September. The cost to apply to programs at the college will also increase to $50 from $20, effective March 1. “The cost of delivering education is not going down,” said Colleen Wirth, director of Student Services. “So essentially we’re looking at the reasonable cost of the increase of the basic delivery of services, our technology, what we call our hard costs of the infrastructure at the college.”
Wintersong IV promises an instructional night of music
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
Wintersong IV, an upcoming music recital at Grande Prairie Regional College, is different from most performances at the college. It’s a time when the instructors and faculty get to show off a little. “I’ve performed many times. I don’t think I’ve ever missed it. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the talents of all of our instructors and it’s also very good for our students, who see us weekly in a lesson-setting, to see our passion for being on stage and doing what we love to do, which is to play,” says Carmen Gorgichuk, an instructor with GRPC’s fine arts department. Through the conservatory, GPRC offers a range of private music lessons in a variety of instruments. The concert takes place Saturday evening and will feature the conservatory’s finest, not just solely at the college, but the surrounding musical community as well.