technician apprenticeship program will be calling the Brooks Campus home next
year according to Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) interim president Dr. Robert
has been located at the college’s Kipling Street campus in Medicine Hat.
However, we lease that site from the province and we’ve agreed to vacate to
make room for an important community wellness initiative,” said McCulloch.
Gingrich, MHC’s manager of trades and technologies, explains that the Brooks
campus is a good location for the rig technician program due to its central
come to the program from all over Alberta, and these individuals are used to
being on the move,” said Gingrich. “The availability of support services,
facilities, and residence at the Brooks campus, coupled with community
accessibility and amenities, makes this move a positive one.”
that the program currently serves 72 students annually.
Apprentices are employed, and spend about one
month per year over a three year period in formal education to enhance
on-the-job training and experiences. The Apprenticeship program requires
students to complete three levels of training, all of which will occur in
Brooks starting next spring.
notes that student success is the college’s first priority. “It is important
that students encounter a learning environment that meets all of their needs.
We’re confident in the decision to move to Brooks; and as always we will
continue to evaluate programs to be sure students, employers, and our partners
with Apprenticeship and Industry Training are satisfied.”
intake of the program has just begun at the current location in Medicine
Hat. When the students complete their
training in June, Gingrich says the college will begin the transition to the
Brooks campus for subsequent intakes.
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