Province Awards Canadore with $298K for Green Initiatives
Apr 13, 2018 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – The province of Ontario is investing $298,000 into two Canadore College projects as a part of its Climate Change Action Plan.
The college will be renewing a portion of its carpentry shop to develop an applied learning space to showcase low-carbon construction building practices, techniques
To complement the enhanced facility, Canadore will be developing a new online course on energy-efficient building systems – one of the only ones in Ontario – geared towards the construction program, and elements of which will also be delivered to electrical, plumbing and civil engineering programs.
“Receiving this funding means that we are able to realize some of our program goals faster than expected,” said Caroline Corbett, associate dean of trades and technology. “Of course there’s the obvious tangible building upgrades and course improvements, but the infusion also means that we can incorporate more inter-professional training between our trades disciplines.”
Corbett goes on to say that 150 full-time students will benefit from the upgrades, which will also be available to part-time students and corporate training clients.
The college received the province’s investment through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development’s Low Carbon Building Skills initiatives.
The energy-efficient building systems course will be taught beginning in the Fall 2018 and is being developed in a format suitable for online delivery in conjunction with the OntarioLearn platform. The carpentry lab retrofit will be complete and ready for student use by January 1, 2019.
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