June 19th, 2024

Lethbridge College open house showcases programs

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on October 27, 2023.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com

Lethbridge College opened its doors to prospective students Wednesday to showcase the different programs offered at the school.
Unlike previous years where the open house was held inside the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, this year programs where showcased across campus in their respective instruction areas.
Team lead of recruitment Sara Riehl said they spread the open house across campus, not only for prospective students to have the opportunity to walk around but also to be able to visit the different labs spaces across campus that otherwise would not be showcased at the gym.
The event was staged from 1 until 7 p.m. because students came by bus and with evening hours, parents could drop by after work with prospective students, said Riehl.
The open house stretched across seven areas of the college, with the centre core housing multiple programs including Massage Therapy, General Arts and Science, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Interior Design Technology, Academic Upgrading and Indigenous Career Pathways, among many more.
The Cousins Science Centre hosted programs on all three floors, with the first floor showcasing Renewable Resource Management, the second floor showcasing Natural Resources Compliance and Conservation Enforcement, and the third floor featuring all three majors of Agriculture Sciences.
The Physical Education building offered a Kodiaks booth, the Trades Technology and Innovation Centre showcased the different trades offered on campus while the Construction Trades Building featured all of the engineering technologies offered on campus.
The Andrews building showcased the Esports lab, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice program and Early Childhood Education among others.
The Technologies building showcased the Practical Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing programs on the second floor while showcasing the Digital Communications and Media program on the third floor.
Riehl said more than 300 people registered for the Open House but some had to cancel due to inclement weather and driving conditions.
“With the weather unfortunately, there were some cancellations from further schools. One that had to cancel was from Pincher Creek, but we have Youngstown and Hanna high school registered, and they are the furthest away,” said Riehl.
There were student groups from local high schools including Victoria Park High School, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and Chinook High School in attendance within the first hour of the Open House.

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