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Contract Training Programs

Build capacity!  A well-trained work force is a community’s greatest asset.  Northern Lakes College offers a variety of programs that can help strengthen your community.  Contact us today to bring one of these programs to your community OR to create a customized program to meet your community’s specific training needs.  Contact us at or 780.849.8623 / Toll Free 1.866.652.3456 ext. 8623

Life Skills

Assist your clients to develop the skills, characteristics and attitude necessary to succeed in the workplace or in further schooling. Composed of a series of lessons, the structure allows for continual skill practice, development and growth. Topics in the program include, teamwork, listening to others, identifying assumptions, facing fear, time management, and handling confrontation. Coaches determine which lessons to feature based on group need. 

GED Preparation Program

Prepare your clients to successfully write the GED examinations in order to obtain their Alberta High School Equivalency Diploma. Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) examinations prepares individuals to obtain their Alberta High School Equivalency Diploma. GED Preparation involves five sections of study: Language Arts - Writing, Language Arts - Reading, Social Studies, Math and Science. 

Technical Preparation Program

Prepare your clients to pursue trades-related training opportunities. Students successful in this program may wish to pursue a Pre-Employment program in a specific trade, or other technical training such as Power Engineering or Oil Field Operator. Technical Preparation includes: effective study skills, safe work practices, the basic knowledge and skills required to work as a laborer or apprenticeship in a variety of trades and industries. 

Forest Operations Program

Prepare your clients to participate in the forest industry. Students will be prepared for a wide variety of entry-level positions in forest operations or to participate in a logging training program. Covering topics such as woodland navigation using GPS and compass, woodland stewardship, woodland wildlife & biodiversity, and safety training, the program also provides students with time on simulators, to assist them with determining their aptitude for various logging equipment.