Holland College changes
Following a review of its program offerings, Holland College will be suspending the Golf Club Management and the Photography and Digital Imaging programs due to low enrolments. Current students will not be affected by the suspension of either program, as the 2nd year of each program will commence in Sept as usual. The program suspensions are part of Holland College’s ongoing effort to ensure that its programs meet the needs of industry and students, states Vice President of Academic and Applied Research Dr. Sandy MacDonald. The college recently launched a one-year Occupational Health and Safety Technology program on the West Prince Campus in Alberton, and will launch a two-year Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant program in Charlottetown in Sept. The newly-combined Plumbing/Pipefitting program also starts in Sept at the Georgetown Centre.
Skills Canada Awards
Skills Canada PEI recognized the achievements of 115 Island students recently at the Skills Excellence Awards night held at Holland College’s Tourism and Culinary Centre in Charlottetown. The evening celebrated the success of competitors from the 2018 Provincial Skills Competitions. Medals were presented to high school, post-secondary and apprentice students in 38 categories of competitions. The annual Provincial Skills Competition brings together over 300 Island students to compete in a variety of trades and technology competitions ranging from Mechatronics to Video Production. The gold medal winner from each category will represent Prince Edward Island at the National Skills Competition taking place in June in Edmonton, Alberta.