A unique trades training opportunity for women is coming to southern Alberta. Women Building Futures, a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for women to experience trades and construction training, is teaming with Lethbridge College for a 12-week Journeywoman Start program this summer.
Lethbridge College’s faculty and staff members are ready to welcome students back to campus this fall, and to make the process even easier and more affordable, the college has cut the application fee in half during the month of April.
As Alberta’s economy recovers and moves forward, Alberta’s colleges are ready to lead the way, providing real world experience and cutting-edge research to support Albertans and the communities where they live.
The Government of Alberta has announced four public member board appointments to Lethbridge College’s Board of Governors. Current vice chair of the Board of Governors, Kristine Cassie, has been re-appointed to the board, while Nolan Johnson, Janene Moch and Calvin Scott join the board.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will not deter organizers of the Global Game Jam. The annual worldwide event brings together participants at more than 800 locations across more than 100 countries to spend just 48 hours developing either an online or board game.
Enel Green Power has partnered with Lethbridge College to create opportunities in renewable energy for Indigenous learners in southern Alberta. The unique collaboration is designed to support the education of students from the Piikani Nation who are interested in pursuing careers in wind energy.
The college has signed a partnership agreement with Riipen, a Canadian technology platform that facilitates micro-experiential learning opportunities by connecting students to industry partners. Students can work directly with an industry partner to complete work that benefits the partner, while also tying into the program curriculum, counting towards their classwork and academic outcomes.
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has appointed Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College President and CEO, as its new board chair. Burns’ two-year appointment will allow her to continue advocating on behalf of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics.
An agreement with the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will help Lethbridge College build upon its strengths as an applied research institution. The $2 million agreement adds established infrastructure and experienced staff members to the college’s applied research team and resources, increasing the college’s research capacity while benefitting all Albertans in the agriculture industry.
The Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force has released its final recommendations after months of work. The Task Force’s findings reinforce that Alberta’s colleges are ideally positioned to work with key partners to address economic development challenges across the province.