Student exceeds own expectations with online learning

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May 21, 2015
Wanting to learn more about the parts technician trade, Jen Lewis became Lakeland College's "poster child" for online learning
The office manager at Nitro Nut Mechanical in Warburg had managed the shop’s parts inventory for about eight years but was asked last year to also order parts for the mechanics. She looked into training options in Alberta. When she discovered that Lakeland College and Red Deer College offer the program online through eCampusAlberta, she decided to register. With the flexible start and completion dates that the online option provides, Lewis hoped to complete two training periods during the 2014-2015 academic year. She exceeded even her own expectations when she finished all three training periods in only nine months.

Lewis writes her third year provincial and interprovincial exams this week to become a certified journeyman.

Quotable Quotes: “It isn’t easy for me to get away. Online was definitely the best option for me,” says Lewis, 39. “I did this because I wanted to know more about parts and help create a system so we can make things run smoother in our shop. The information has been very helpful."

"I’d definitely recommend this online option to others. I spent many evenings and weekends doing course work. I’m still not sure how I managed to get (all three periods) done, but I’m glad I did.”

The parts technician program has two specializations – parts and materials. Learn more the about online parts technician program.
May 21, 2015