When a counsellor at Winston Churchill High School asked Colton Ensign if he’d be interested in spending a few hours away from the classroom to learn how to weld, he thought “Sure, how bad could it be?” Now, Ensign is in his second year of the Welding Apprenticeship program at Lethbridge College, and he credits his newfound passion and career to the skills development program that started it all.
Lethbridge College apprentice named best Heavy Vehicle tech in Canada, heads to France to showcase skills
Representing the province on a national stage and showcasing skills while under the scrutiny of judges, peers and a ticking clock brings a whole new meaning to working under pressure. But that’s something that Walter Loedeman, a soon-to-be fourth year apprentice in the Heavy Equipment Technician program at Lethbridge College, has shown he can manage with ease.
Story pitch on gender inequality in athletics earns Lethbridge College student the Troy Reeb Internship
Second-year Digital Communications and Media (DCM) student Chase Chambers will be learning from some of the best in the business thanks to a story proposal he submitted in competition for this year’s Troy Reeb Internship offered by Lethbridge College.
Congratulations go out to Dr. Juan Carlos Olivares Contreras, a student finishing the program in Lethbridge College’s English Language Centre. He was part of a six-person panel discussing the newcomer experience in Canada that kicked off the Premier’s Summit on Fairness to Newcomers on March 17 in Calgary. A physician with more than a decade of experience in Mexico, he now works as a pharmacy assistant. He hopes to serve as a doctor again.
Using virtual reality and video game-like elements, Lethbridge College’s Architectural Animation Technology students are bringing their designs to life – most recently for a pitch competition involving Lethbridge College Island – a plot of land in the Aftermath Islands Metaverse.
Lethbridge College unveiled a special display to honour former medal winners from Skills Competitions. A brief ceremony, attended by some previous winners, was held Saturday afternoon just before the winners of the South West Regional Skills high school event were announced.
Presenting creative ways for a growing sticker business to engage new markets was the task at hand for Lethbridge College media students last month as they participated in the eighth annual Tecconnect Challenge.
Trust your training. That was one of the many lessons Josh Mandin, a second-year Plumbing apprentice at Lethbridge College, learned during the weeklong WorldSkills Plumbing and Heating competition in Lahr, Germany earlier this month.
Visitors to Whoop-Up Days are immersing themselves in a whimsical train excursion thanks to the work of two Lethbridge College Multimedia Production students. The projection mapping performance, created by Denise Camille Serrano and Aaren Agaton, is on display all week at La Galleria, a curated creative space for local artists in the Main Pavilion of Lethbridge and District Exhibition.
Second-year Lethbridge College Plumbing apprentice Joshua Mandin needed a little convincing from his uncle, a Carpentry instructor, to try competing for the first time in the Skills Canada Alberta competition in Edmonton in May. “My uncle said it was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss and an experience I’d carry all my life,” Mandin says. So, he signed up – and ended up winning gold medals at both the provincial and national competitions.