A new study will help point the way forward for southwestern Alberta’s economic growth. The final results of the Southwest Alberta Regional Skills Study have been released and they show opportunities to enhance skills development throughout the region to support economic growth, particularly during the region’s COVID-19 economic recovery.
Lethbridge College is ready to help the agriculture industry after receiving one of the most significant applied research grants in the college’s history. The $1.75 million five-year renewable grant will be used to create the Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC), which will help farmers, growers and food processors across the country tap into the latest research and recognized expertise at the college.
To help support the local economy, a group of seven partners have come together in a collaborative partnership to explore the skills needs of employers in southwestern Alberta. The Southwest Alberta Regional Skills Study will collect feedback from employers and job seekers across the region.
The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Economic Development Lethbridge and supported by Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge, are launching #HireTogetherYQL. The campaign is aimed at opening adiscussion between employers and employees.
Farming Smarter and Lethbridge College have long worked collaboratively on a wide variety of projects. Now, they have formalized and expanded their partnership as they signed a 15-year “memorandum of understanding”. The agreement allows the college and Farming Smarter to lead and transform agriculture research in southern Alberta.
Lethbridge College’s Civil Engineering Technology program has been granted a national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada. The accreditation means graduating students will now have more advantages to begin their careers, earn higher wages and have flexibility to work anywhere in Canada.
Mike McCready, the college’s President’s Applied Research Chair in Virtual and Augmented Reality, was one of just 350 people chosen from around the world to take part in the annual Reality Hack: MIT XR Hackathon . His team earned first place honours in two categories and placed in the top 10 overall.
Lethbridge College’s Engineering Design and Drafting Technology program has been granted a national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada. The accreditation means graduating students will now have more advantages to begin their careers, earn higher wages and have flexibility to work anywhere in Canada.
Looking to support and augment southern Alberta’s agriculture industry, Lethbridge College has introduced its first applied research chair in Agricultural Engineering and Technology. Dr. Chandra Singh joins the college’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as the latest stop in a distinguished professional and academic career.
Lethbridge College’s Dean of the Centre for Trades has earned a major provincial award. Sheldon Anderson was recognized with the Chairperson’s Award of Excellence at the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Awards of Excellence on Friday in Edmonton.