“Lake Shore Gold Corp. is very pleased to have contributed to the build of such a great shop. This investment will help us develop the skilled trades people that will be key contributors to the success of our mining industry and of many other industries. I want to congratulate the College and the builders of this shop, it is very spacious, modern and quite impressive,” said Dan Gagnon, Senior Vice-President of Operations Lake Shore Gold Corp.
This expansion project has allowed the College to meet the needs of our students and communities by offering programs such as heavy duty industrial mechanic, mechanical industrial millwright as well as green technology training. The students that have been utilizing the 12,000 sq/ft trades shop claim it provides more work space, is brighter than most shops, and that the inventory of new and old equipment provides them with a more authentic shop experience, better preparing them for the realities of the real world experience that awaits them.
“On behalf of Northern College’s students and staff, I would like to sincerely thank Lake Shore Gold Corp. for their generous contributions to the Centre of Excellence in Trades and Technology. This strategic investment has facilitated collaboration between private and public partners and has enabled Northern College to act as a catalyst for workforce development and sustainability in Northeastern Ontario,” says Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “Workforce capacity is a critical concern to the mining industry and for many employers in our region and, as evidenced today, is a challenge that is best met with community-based solutions.”
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