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1 Portage College, Community & Industry Training Initiatives (CiTi) Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada

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3  Comprehensive Community College  Serving the northeastern Alberta community for over 40 years  Corporate Centre in Lac La Biche, Alberta  10 other campus locations across Portage’s stewardship region  Portage College offers a wide range of programming to meet the needs of a diverse range of students

4  Community & Industry Training Initiatives department at Portage College  Corporate division of the institution  Continuing Education, Customized Training, Workforce Training, Personal Development  Program incubator

5  Incorporation of SIM technology training into the Heavy Equipment Operator program began in  Mobile 53-foot trailer  Outfitted to include heat and air-conditioning  Trailer was funded through a WED (Western Economic Diversification) Canada grant

6  Trailer houses 12 John Deere Simulators  Six crawler/dozers  4 excavators  2 motor graders

7  Over 5000 people have used the simulators through events and the HEO program  Trailer has travelled to a dozen communities over the past six months  Training can be taken right to students’ home communities  Pre-screening tool for potential students  College awareness

8  Three 16-week programs are run per year  14 students in each program  40 hours minimum simulator training is mandatory  Students use the mobile SIM Trailer in between time on real equipment. The mobile trailer is parked on-site at the Heavy Equipment and Pipeline Training Centres in Boyle, Alberta

9  Skills Alberta/Canada  Trade Shows  Job/Career Fairs  Local parades  College social events

10  Updates on John Deere simulator technology continue  Movement and GPS will soon be included in simulator training  Goal is to retrofit a second trailer to house more simulators

11  Local brother duo airbrushed Mac Truck and Trailer over a 5-week period  Two different scenes on trailer: winter and summer

12  President/CEO – Dr. Trent Keough  Director of CiTi – Mr. Stuart Leitch  Manager of Institutional Analysis & Planning – Mr. David Paul  CiTi PR & Marketing Manager- Ms. Felicity Bergman

13  Felicity Bergman Community & Industry Training Initiative (CiTi) Portage College PR & Marketing Manager Phone:

14  Portage College is truly honoured to receive the League of Innovation award and even more appreciative of this opportunity to present as part of the Virtual Spotlight.


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