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.” Currently, the program is delivered throughout the province of Alberta where there is sufficient demand and has been approved by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
In addition to showcasing the crane equipment, NLC is showing off their new Mobile Training Labs. Each 50 foot long training lab opens out and extends up allowing for 1500 square feet of training space. Eight to ten stations can be set up for hands-on training in carpentry, welding, and electrical. The Mobile Training Labs will provide pre-employment trades technical training to First Nation communities and dual credit in rural schools where accessing trades training is often not accessible.