October 1, 2012
Dual credit project expands & attracts more high school students to Lakeland
From 3 students to 53. That is how many high school students are now taking dual credit courses offered at Lakeland College. The course offerings are proving to be an attractive opportunity for high school students. The dual credit project which began as a partnership with East Central Alberta Catholic Schools and started with early learning and child care courses, has expanded to also include trades-related courses with its first offering of an introduction to heavy oil and gas course. The project has been an overwhelming success.
 
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Dangers of fire smoke addressed at ETC symposium
The self-contained breathing apparatus is often the first piece of safety equipment firefighters remove when they have a fire extinguished. It should be one of the last. Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre is hosting “Know Your Smoke”, a two-day symposium for firefighters and other first responders Oct. 20 and 21 in Vermilion. The program will focus on fire smoke awareness, preventing exposure, atmospheric monitoring, and treatment if and when exposure occurs.
 
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And more headlines ...
From Glenn's desk - The college's mission, vision, values and outcomes, fiscal transparency, and more. These and other topics have been top of mind recently for President Glenn Charlesworth. Find out what else he's been up to in this issue's column. Read more.

Top Students Recognized -
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced its National Scholar Award recipients for the 2011-2012 season. National Scholar Awards recognize outstanding academic accomplishments of CCAA student-athletes. Meet Lakeland's recipients. Click here.

Health care aide starts Oct. 12 --
It's not too late to register for Lakeland College's health care aide program at the Lloydminster campus. Classes are held during evenings and weekends. If you know someone who has a heart that beats for a new career in the health care field, click here.

1st Annual Lloydminster Oil & Gas Career Discovery Day - Find out about great career opportunities in your own backyard at the 1st Annual Lloydminster Oil and Gas Career Discovery Day, Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Lloydminster campus. Professionals will share their experiences and knowledge in brief, informative sessions. Anyone interested in learning more about the varied careers in the oil and gas sector should attend this event. This includes the general public, high school students and post-secondary students. Admission is free. For more information, contact Wilson Consulting at 780 808 3192. Event sponsors include Lakeland College and AlbertaWORKS.

Through the lens - Catch a glimpse of life at Lakeland College with the Lakeland Link Photo Gallery. Click here.
 
 
Join the fun in November
November kicks off Lakeland’s centennial celebration. Join the fun! Round up your fellow alumni or work colleagues and enter a team in the Great Prairie Steak Cook-off, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Lloydminster campus. Grilling begins at 5 pm. Tickets include admission to the home opener of Lakeland’s Rustlers women’s volleyball match against Olds College. Game starts at 1 pm. Advance tickets $25/person or $200 for a table of 8. To register a team call 780 871 5401 or email khursten.bullock@lakelandcollege.ca.
And there’s more fun to be had. Hitch your wagon and bring the entire family to the Pioneer Celebration on November 17 at the Vermilion campus. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm. Advance tickets are Adult $25, Lakeland College student $10, youth 17 & under $10, children 5 & under free. Get your tickets today for both events by calling 780 871 5732. VISA and MasterCard accepted.
 
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Recruiters on the road
Lakeland recruiters are on the road this week in the Edmonton area. Would you like a visit? livethelearing@lakelandcollege.ca
 
Upcoming events
Saturday, Oct. 20 & Sunday, Oct. 21
Know Your Smoke Symposium
Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre
Tuesday, Oct. 23
First annual Oil & Gas Career Discovery Day
Lloydminster campus
Friday, Oct. 26 & Saturday, Oct.27
Lakeland College Open House

Lloydminster & Vermilion campuses
Career Fair, Friday at Vermilion only
Centennial Kick Off events
Saturday, Nov. 10
Great Prairie Steak Cook-off
Lloydminster campus

Saturday, Nov. 17
Pioneer Celebration
Vermilion campus
Tickets available by phone
780 871 5732


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