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Newell County students receive trades experience through MHC

By Medicine Hat News on May 21, 2024.

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Grasslands School Division students in the County of Newell are getting hands-on experience in the trades as part of a new collaboration with Medicine Hat College.

The partnership will welcome students onsite to explore fabrication and welding as part of their Career & Technology Foundations and Career & Technology Studies courses via MHC’s Extended Learning department and Brooks Campus.

“Our students have benefitted immensely from this partnership with Medicine Hat College Brooks Campus. The welding partnership fills a gap in our programming that has allowed students from across our division to develop a skill that can lead to a career for them in the future,” says Katie Graham, assistant superintendent for Grasslands Schools.

Over 20 students from eight schools will visit the campus to gain valuable experience.

“We are excited to see where we can continue to build on this partnership and develop this program to complement our CTS programming in our schools and Career Pathways opportunities for our students,” said Graham.

Extended learning programs are designed to ladder in and out of MHC’s credential program mix, providing greater opportunities for education and growth.

“New opportunities in the region are growing, and we want to empower people to become more qualified and encourage lifelong learning,” said Christie Wilson, manager of extended learning at MHC. “Our extended learning programs and courses focus on reskilling or upskilling, like the welding and fabrication course now underway with Grasslands students, or support professional development in technology and business, customized training and community wellness.”

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