Applications for Assiniboine Community College (ACC) for the 2010-11 academic year are consistent with last year’s numbers. Last year, the college had an 11% increase in applicants for regular full-time programs and those numbers have remained stable.
This has brought wait lists in popular programs to all-time highs. Programs such as Practical Nursing, Culinary Arts and Civil Technician, as well as all of our trades programming all have students on a wait list. This includes programs such as Construction Electrician, Carpentry and Woodworking, Industrial Metals Fabrication and Automotive Technician.
With the opening of the new Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology (LECTT), the college has an increase in enrolment for apprenticeship training of 20 per cent. This success can be attributed to the completion of the new facility and the support of the Province of Manitoba. It is in line with the provincial mandate to double the number of apprenticeship spaces over three years.
College faculty will be training students in the 130,000 square foot facility that features state-of-the-art shops and equipment and modern classrooms for the first time this September. This year, the college also added two new apprenticeship programs to the mix, bringing the total number of apprenticeship programs to ten. In addition to the apprenticeship training, the college also has eight pre-employment programs.
“Assiniboine Community College has a strong reputation for offering solid programs that garner our graduates’ excellent jobs,” said Alan Copeland, Vice-President, Academic. “Students want to study close to home and it’s not surprising that they want to study in our new state-of-the-art facilities, like the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology and the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts.”
Faculty and staff have been working diligently over the summer to ensure that all shops and classrooms are ready for our students at the 1st Street North Campus. Other academic programs such as Business Administration, Media Production and Agribusiness remain at the Victoria Avenue East Campus.
Assiniboine Community College has been in operation for almost 50 years. In 2008-09 the college had over 2,600 students attending college on a full-time basis. The college offers 37 certificate and diploma programs, as well as apprenticeship programs. The main campus is located in Brandon and the Parkland Campus is in Dauphin. Winnipeg has been home to a permanent Practical Nursing site since 1998. Training sites in numerous rural communities extend program offerings throughout the province.
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