Welcome from the Dean
Aquaponics research project
In conjunction with researchers from the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence, Rob Sonnenberg is involved in an Integrated Fish and Plant Systems project made possible by a $2.1 million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Rob’s focus is examining the quality and consumer acceptance of aquaponics produce.
New Wind Turbine Technician partnership
When working hundreds of feet in the air, there is no room for error. A new partnership with TEAM-1 Academy Inc., one of the world’s leading safety and rescue training companies, will ensure students in Lethbridge College’s Wind Turbine Technician program are trained to handle that challenge as they enter their careers. TEAM-1 Academy will provide world-class training and equipment to the college’s students and faculty over the next three years.
Plumbing apprentice shines at Skills Canada
A first-year plumbing apprentice from Lethbridge College won a silver medal at the Skills Canada National Competition in Halifax in May 2019. Justin Dekok, 19, joined 60 other high school and post-secondary students on Team Alberta at the national competition in trades and technology. Dekok also won silver and a chance to compete nationally at the Provincial Skllls Canada Competition in Edmonton May 8 and 9.
To read more about Dekok and to see photos from his time in Edmonton, please visit the News section of our website. The photo above is courtesy of the Skills Canada National Competition.
Schools & Programs
School of Construction Trades
Today’s skilled tradespeople create, maintain, and innovate the products of the world, whether by shaping the elements themselves or seeing how the equipment and components come together to make those products. Whether a three or four year apprenticeship will provide you a pathway to the all of great things that a craftsperson can accomplish.
School of Culinary Arts
Whether you choose to take our Culinary Careers diploma program or the Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) for cooks or bakers, our hands-on approach will provide you with the experience and knowledge you’ll need to work in the culinary career of your dreams. All three of our programs can lead to a Red Seal designation, allowing you to practise your trade anywhere in Canada without having to write additional exams.
School of Renewable Energy
The School of Renewable Energy is currently home to Canada’s largest Wind Turbine Technician program. We are housed in the new, state-of-the-art Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility, located at the south end of Lethbridge College. Stay tuned, as other renewable energy related programs are currently under development.
Crooks School of Transportation
The Crooks School of Transportation is a progressive school covering Automotive, Parts, Heavy Equipment and Agricultural Technology programs. The school offers all sections of apprenticeship offerings in all these trades as well as a certificate program in automotive service and another in agriculture and heavy equipment technician studies. The school is housed in the new, state-of-the-art Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility, and it features well-maintained training equipment and professional instructors with substantial industry experience.
Activities & Events
South West Regional Skills Competition
High school students from across southern Alberta will be on Lethbridge College’s campus to take part in the South West Regional Skills completion. Competitions range from cabinet making and welding to baking and video production. This event, which is a partnership involving the college, Career Transitions and Skills Canada Alberta, will be held April 4, 2020.
Wind Industry Day
Our inaugural Wind Industry Day will offer an experience for students to explore the tools, equipment and technology used in the Wind Turbine industry. Student can discover what it will be like to work in the field by networking with industry members. Event will take place on March 19, 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.