NLC News

  • Northern Lakes College’s innovative Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator training program received a financial boost from Advanced Education which has allowed the College to purchase six pieces of state of the art equipment and expand the fleet of equipment used in the program. Nelson Lutz, Dean Trades and Technology at Northern Lakes College said “Each crane is unique in terms of its capacity and the range of work performed. Students will receive hands on technical training on the very latest computerized crane and hoist equipment.”
  • 13 Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation students successfully completed the Trades Technical Preparation program during the summer. This program prepares participants for the Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Entrance Exam, offering academic study on trade science and mathematics, and practical exposure to carpentry, electrical, and welding fundamentals. 85% of the participants went on to secure their AIT Entrance Exams at a level two or higher, and all graduates acquired work experience placements with local businesses related to their chosen trade.
  • 12 Aboriginal youth from communities throughout northern Alberta, including High Prairie, Dawn Lake, Sucker Creek, Driftpile, and Smith participated in an Aboriginal Explorers Career Camp in July. This five week program provided high school students with an opportunity to experience work life, learn valuable life skills, and gather a sense of college life through living in shared living quarters in a college residence.
  • Junior High Students in the community of Wabasca, Alberta had an opportunity this summer to learn the basics of welding at Northern Lakes College’s Mind over Metal Welding weeklong day camp. “This is a fantastic way to introduce our youth to highly sought after careers in our province,” says Ann Everatt, President of Northern Lakes College. “The Mind over Metal Program gives students a head start in a fun and tangible way”
  • Northern Lakes College is proud and excited to unveil a new logo in recognition of its continued growth and contribution to northern Alberta. The new logo and a branding video was unveiled to over 250 staff and the crowd was very excited! Northern Lakes College understands that students have education choices and they want symbols and brands to be a reflection of their own commitment and success.

Convocation 2016

On June 3rd, students celebrated Convocation. Northern Lakes College extends congratulations to all graduating students.
To see photos of the event, click here. Or to watch the video click here.

Important Dates

Sept 22-23: Alberta Deans of Business Fall Meeting, Slave Lake Campus
Oct 10: Thanksgiving (all campuses closed)

Media Releases

Northern Lakes College’s innovative Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator training program received a financial boost from Advanced Education which has allowed the College to purchase six pieces of state of the art equipment and expand the fleet of equipment used in the program. Nelson Lutz, Dean Trades and Technology at Northern Lakes College said “Each crane is unique in terms of its capacity and the range of work performed. Students will receive hands on technical training on the very latest computerized crane and hoist equipment.” read more... (pdf)