As a final act of defiance to our Alberta winter in February, the Students and the Director of the School of Justice & Public Safety plunged into a hole cut in the ice at Arbour Lake to celebrate the fundraising efforts for the Alberta Special Olympics. We want to congratulate the fundraising efforts of our team, the Columbia College – School of Justice, for being the top College/University Team fundraisers in Alberta!! The total funds raised for Special Olympics by all participants in the province is $167,000 this year.
You must be well aware of the phrase- change is the only constant. This phrase has never been as apt to the business and educational world as it is today. Gone are the days when you could learn an art and survive on it with little or no change. With fast paced innovations, technological developments, and the ever changing economic scenarios, business and education status are continuously challenged today, demanding constant reforms. Considering this, continuously upgrading your skills has become all the more important whether you are a student, employee, or seeking employment. Hence, we at Columbia College Alberta, offer you with various continuous learning courses to help you stay ahead in your field. Whether you are a student seeking additional knowledge for exam prep or a professional seeking to upgrade skills, Columbia College Alberta has continuous learning courses for all. We give you a brief on our continuous learning courses.
Product delivery and inventory management, do they excite you? Then a career in transportation and warehousing is the right choice for you. Transportation and warehousing are vital functions of every business, be it manufacturing or retail. The efficient packaging, storage, and distribution of goods rely on the transportation and warehousing employees. Transportation and warehousing personnel are responsible for inventory management, preparing and completing orders to be delivered, storage, shipping, database management, etc. While warehousing is generally related to tangible products, transportation responsibilities may also be service oriented such as that of a school bus driver. Typically, on-the-job training forms the basic foundation for those pursuing career in the field. However, transportation and warehousing employment training can be an added advantage for kick starting your career. Columbia College Alberta offers transportation and warehousing employment training course to start your career with. Here is a brief on the course and employment opportunities in the field.
As the name suggests, child care attendants take care of children when their parents are at work. They ensure the safety of the children and take care of their daily needs. These attendants may work out of home or at day care centers. Nanny, babysitter, early childhood educator, day care centre worker, family child care provider, are all different titles given to child care attendants. While their duties vary depending on their employment, typical responsibilities include feeding, dressing, teaching discipline, making sure their homework gets done, playing educative and instructive games, and keeping them active.
With safety being a topmost priority for everyone, it feels great to have the ability to defend yourself physically. Being able to protect yourself not only offers reassurance but also boosts confidence. Such physical security can only be gained by learning the art of self-defense. Self-defense training can be gained in different forms, including karate, jiu-jitsu, martial arts, tai chi, etc. One of the popular forms of self-defense is the pressure point control tactic. The Pressure Points Control Tactics Course was the first subject control system designed around tactical, legal, and medical research. It is one of the most popular defensive tactics course and is considered a gold standard for entry-level training to police departments, correctional facilities, and security professions.
The Employment Training students and recent graduates enjoyed a delicious holiday pot luck and awards ceremony in the afternoon on December 15th . Awards were given out to the students who achieved academic excellence in each of their programs, Child Care, Bookkeeping, and Sales Service and Trades, followed by certificates for the graduating work experience students.
Each dish was delicious (and quickly devoured) and lots of fun was had. The staff and students said farewell to the recent graduates, several of whom who have already embarked on their careers, with the remainder excited to get started on their job search.
The Employment Training department had its final celebration of the summer 2016 semester on August 18. The students who achieved the highest marks in their Accounting Assistant, Child Care, and Sales Service courses received awards. We also celebrated the students who successfully completed their work experiences with employers around the city.
After an incredible potluck featuring tasty food from around the world, we had to say farewell to the students who have completed their courses and are leaving Columbia for rewarding careers. The other students and staff will miss the graduates, but we are all happy to be beginning a two week holiday before classes resume for the fall semester.
Columbia College’s Community Support Services Department has a venture called, “Columbia Campus Popcorn on the Go!” The students sell popcorn each week to fellow students and staff at the College. On May 17, 2016 the students and their guardians chose to donate all profits from that day to the Canadian Red Cross relief campaign for Fort McMurray.
“I know it will come to good use for Fort McMurray with their houses being burnt down to rebuild and help them out,” stated Jesse, one of the students. Barb, another student, continued, “I think it’s a good thing to help out. They would do it for us, so we should do it for them. I figure if they need help, we should help.”