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Golden spotlight shines on trades apprentice

When Filipa Borges moved to Canada’s Border City to pursue a career in welding over a decade ago, she never imagined being on Discovery’s Gold Rush.

But, that’s exactly what happened...
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Pre-employment welding program yields jobs

Success in Lakeland College’s four-month pre-employment welding program has sparked new full-time careers – complete with great pay and benefits – for three young men just recently...  Read more...

Automotive department expands fleet through donations

Students in Lakeland College’s automotive service technician apprenticeship program now have three new vehicles to aid in their educational experience in Vermilion.

In December 2016, Lakeland...
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Mild winter "gorgeous" for Nunavut carpenter

Of all the clothing Graysen Adamache packed in his duffle bag for his eight-week stay in Vermilion, the item he’s worn the least is his winter jacket.

“I’ve only worn it once. It was...
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Lakeland instructor gives students insight into trades

Students at Cold Lake Middle School (CLMS) and Cold Lake Outreach School (CLOS) were able to receive instruction from John Wilkinson, a carpentry instructor from Lakeland College, this fall.

Over the...
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Silver medalist to return to Lakeland

Come January, Kaleb Bosch will return to Lakeland College not only with his carpentry tools, but with a silver medal in hand.
 
Since he was strong enough to swing a hammer, the 20-year-old has had...
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Parts apprentice wins provincial award

Lakeland College apprentice, Mason Mehl, was recognized as the province’s top parts technician apprentice and was one of only 58 apprentices to receive a 2015 Top Apprentice Award. This...  Read more...

CTS program offers valuable hands-on experience

Learning never stops, even when you are a teacher. 

Earlier this month 10 high school teachers spent three days as students participating in a career technologies studies (CTS) welding program....
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SRT students pay it forward to future students

It might not look like much now, but when Lakeland College’s street rod technologies (SRT) students are finished, a ’69 Firebird will be restored to mint condition.

Destined to be sold at...
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SRT project is licensed to grill

You could say that the profile of Lakeland College’s street rod technologies (SRT) program is heating up thanks to support from a local service club.

Not only did Just Kruzin Specialty Car Club...
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Trades alumnus finishes as double silver medalist

If you’re an apprentice eyeing the 2016 Skills Canada Alberta competition, one Lakeland alumnus advises you to remember the fundamentals of the trade.

“The big thing to remember in the...
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SRT students Live the Learning with confidence

If there was a motto for street rod technologies students, it would be have no fear. 

“I think the biggest thing I learned was to not be afraid to rip apart a vehicle because I developed the...
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Welding student raps his way to Aboriginal awards show

When Tyler Bear moved into residence at the Vermilion campus this fall, he hauled in bedding, groceries, his welding helmet, and a mini-recording studio.  The first year welding apprentice...  Read more...

Big life changes reap big career rewards for father-son apprentices

Life in New Brunswick was pretty predictable for Doug and Ken Mutch. The father-son duo – along with the rest of the family -- lived in the maritime province all of their lives. Father, Doug,...  Read more...

Keeping it in the family

Ian Carey can’t say he doesn’t know what type of family he’s marrying into.

The 27-year-old has taken his second, third and now fourth training period of heavy equipment technician at...
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More bursary $ for trades students

The Princess Auto Foundation Entrance Endowment Bursary has reached $60,000 thanks to an additional donation of $35,000 from the Princess Auto Foundation. The endowment was established in 2011 and...  Read more...

Former WHLer trades hockey for instrumentation career

Former Western Hockey League (WHL) defenceman Colin Scherger is shifting gears from a hockey career to a trades career at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus. He is also one of 301 recipients of...  Read more...

Lakeland Regional Skills competition returns to Lakeland

Lakeland College is tooling up to host approximately 90 high school students from schools at Mannville, Camrose, Lloydminster, Tofield, Vermilion and Kitscoty at the Vermilion campus on April 19 for...  Read more...

Pre-employment program helps Calgary resident start instrumentation career

For more than a year, Devin Danielson tried to get into the instrumentation field, but companies wouldn’t hire him because he didn’t have experience.

The 34-year-old was working in safety...
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Truck transformation offers unique teaching tool

As far as training aids go, there are few at Lakeland College as eye-catching as the 2007 Ford F650 in the Trades Centre at the Vermilion campus.

“We purchased a used cab and chassis a few years...
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Wired to teach using humour to keep it light

In the 1970s, if there was a practical joke played at Clandonald School, chances are that a young student named Ivan Cusack had something to do with it. Today, over 30 years later, if there was a...  Read more...

Skills competition plugs in to valuable lessons for students

It was right down to the wire for student Trevor Charron at last year’s provincial skills competition. His work in the electrical category would eventually earn him a trip to the Skills Canada

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More industry awards for interior design students

It’s a triple three-peat. For the ninth consecutive year, Lakeland students in the interior design technology program earned top place finishes in two international student design competitions....  Read more...

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