Northern College and Interfor renew partnership

Northern News
April 4, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

TIMMINS, Ontario — Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology (Northern College) and Interfor have announced the reaffirmation of their partnership by extending an innovative memorandum of understanding which will continue to benefit Northern College students and graduates along with Interfor’s workforce. Originally formed in 2019, the memorandum outlines a continued three-year mutually beneficial agreement that speaks to a talent pipeline that encourages teaching partnerships, recruitment and employment initiatives, speaking engagement opportunities, applied research, co-op placements, curriculum support and scholarship offerings. …Interfor is taking a proactive approach to helping solve the skilled trades shortage that we are experiencing in Northern Ontario. By offering experiential learning in industry to students on placement and newly hired graduates who are learning on the job, employment gaps within the forestry sector have a better chance of being filled when it comes to skilled labourers like millwrights, heavy equipment mechanics and instrumentation professionals.

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