Algonquin College Launches Training and Professional Development for Ottawa’s Heavy Construction Industry
Algonquin College has worked in close partnership with the National Capital Heavy Construction Association and a cross-section of industry representatives to develop training and professional workshops for road builders, aggregate producers, and the sewer and water main construction industries in Canada’s National Capital Region.
Taught by industry professionals who bring years of practical experience and insights into the classroom, you will find the training practical, applied and competency-based; focusing on key job responsibilities and tasks, and the critical skills needed for success on the job.
My name is Ruth Richardson and I am the Algonquin College ITCET Mentorship Coordinator. I am delighted to be able to tell you about the International Trained Civil Engineering Technologist (ITCET) one year bridging program at Algonquin College funded by the Ministry of Citizen and Immigration Ontario. Due to the success of the first cohort in 2008/2009 we have received funding for another round of participants.
Algonquin College is showing leadership and innovation as it assists internationally trained civil engineers in filling the knowledge gaps to meet occupational specific language requirements, socio-cultural training and Canadian work experience to practice as Civil Engineering Technologists in Ontario.
The college bridging curriculum is delivered in classroom on the weekends for one full year, the participants also receive English occupational language classes and a work placement in local industry. ITCET also offers an exciting initiative for students and for you – a mentorship experience. This mentorship initiative has been proven to be invaluable in assisting ITCET participants to integrate to the Canadian work place and to share their skills and expertise, ensuring positive outcomes for both the mentor and the mentee.
Consider being a mentor or having a group of your colleagues become mentors, Algonquin College offers a structured program to assist you with this process. This mentorship will begin in December 2010 and run until May 2011. Orientation sessions will be held the last week of November and the first week of December or at a time that is convenient for you.
I would be pleased to have an opportunity to discuss how you can become partners in mentorship experience. You can contact me at the college at 613 727 4723 ext 7255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are available for four or eight month paid work terms throughout the year. Employers are invited to submit a job posting at any point, with the best time being in the first month of each semester.
Direct feedback from our employers indicate that our Co-op students efficiently adapt to the workplace, offer new perspectives on problems, enhance employee morale, and in many cases, exceed employers’ expectations.
The Ontario government provides a refundable tax credit up to $3,000 to businesses hiring students enrolled in our recognized Co-op programs.
While working on their co-op work term students do not attend classes so they are able to quickly make a contribution to your team. If you want more detail about hiring an Algonquin College Co-op student please do not hesitate to connect with us directly at www.algonquincollege.com/coop.
Mark Weir | Co-op Consultant
613-727-4723 x 5602
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