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PEMAC and Northern Lakes College Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

Posted on Jun 20, 2024

Slave Lake, Alberta (June 20, 2024): Northern Lakes College is celebrating 20 years of partnership with PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada. Through the partnership, NLC offers asset management and maintenance management training to learners throughout Alberta, Canada, and the world.

Using its flexible, Supported Distance Learning delivery model, NLC offers a variety of programs developed and authorized by PEMAC, including Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) program, Asset Management Professional (AMP) program, and the Becoming a Certified Asset Management Assessor course in preparation for the CAMA exam. NLC has been offering PEMAC’s MMP program since 2004 and AMP program since 2018. In the last five years alone, Northern Lakes College had 5,347 enrolments in MMP, AMP, and the CAMA preparation course.

From June 2018 through December 2023, PEMAC and NLC provided a special delivery of the AMP program for municipal cohorts across Canada which allowed cross-functional teams of municipal sector practitioners to start their asset management learning journey and build skills to meaningfully improve the asset management practices of their municipality. This initiative was offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which was delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

The partnership between PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada and Northern Lakes College has been pivotal to extending the reach and impact of PEMAC and the elevation of maintenance, reliability, and asset management as a profession. Key to this impact has been Northern Lakes College specialization in distance education and a history of excellence in support of both instructors and learners.

Cindy Snedden, Executive Director, PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada

Over the last 20 years, our partnership with PEMAC has grown and evolved to include both maintenance management and asset management programming. Our mutual interest is to provide accessible, meaningful, and relevant training to the professionals tasked with maintaining the physical assets of their organizations. We look forward to many more years of partnership!

Dr. Glenn Mitchell, President & CEO, Northern Lakes College

Learn more about maintenance management and asset management training offered through the NLC and PEMAC partnership at  

PEMAC is a Canadian not for profit professional association promoting and enabling excellence in maintenance, reliability, and asset management through collaboration, applied learning, leadership and advocacy. Learn more at

About Northern Lakes College
Northern Lakes College (NLC) provides flexible educational opportunities through innovative delivery. With accessibility as a cornerstone value, we provide quality educational programs and services. NLC’s innovative Supported Distance Learning (SDL) and Supported Distance Teaching (SDT) models include unique online delivery options such as NLC LIVE Online™ and NLC Anytime, Anywhere. SDL provides learners with the flexibility to balance work, home, and education, so that they can continue their education, improve their employment opportunities, and enhance their quality of life. Committed to its communities in northern Alberta and to its students, wherever they may be, NLC collaborates with business, industry, and other post-secondary institutions to benefit students and communities. Explore at

For additional information contact:
Nicolle Guillen
Education and Professional Development Manager
PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada

Rachel Ouellette
Director, External Relations, Marketing & Communication
Office of the President
Northern Lakes College