Posted November 24, 2023
Academy Canada congratulates Santanna Coleman on being Construction Safety Nova Scotia's new Occupational Health and Safety Advisor.
Training with Construction Safety Nova Scotia? You may have had the pleasure of meeting Santanna Coleman, a friendly face around.
Santanna has been walking our halls since 2019, with great efforts to help make #NovaScotia a safer place. Her safety career started almost 10 years ago when she completed her two-year diploma in Health, Safety, and Environment from Academy Canada in Newfoundland.
Alike many others within our organization, Santanna has a “do it for all” mindset – if she’s not out working with members, she’s inside the office planning how to make every day a sunny day. From engaging with our members, volunteering to teach the Saturday training shift, to planning in-house events – Santanna's efforts don’t go unnoticed.
If you’re a dog lover like Santanna, connecting with her will be easy, as she often comes into the office with her furry friend Moose (featured in the photo above).
Next time you’re in one of Santanna’s classes, ask her what her favourite training is to teach at Construction Safety Nova Scotia.
Source: Construction Safety Nova Scotia
Posted October 11, 2023
We're thrilled to announce a new collaboration with College of the North Atlantic.
Graduates of Academy Canada’s (AC) two-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) program will have direct-entry acceptance into College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Advanced Diploma in ECE Administrative Leadership.
Learn more about this exciting new agreement at the full release here.
Posted September 28, 2023
Thanks to everyone who joined us for a BBQ, music and outdoor games at the Harding Road campus yesterday! We love kicking off the school year together with food and fun outside.
Special shout out to our culinary arts program for providing the cupcakes!
Here's the list of prize winners from the games and contests.
If you won and haven't picked up your prize, please stop into building 3:
Amanda D. (Automotive Service Technician), Sara G. (Animal Grooming Professional), Cody L. (Natural Resources), Josh P. (Automotive Service Technician), Josh S. (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic), Lauralee G. (Welder), Mike R. (Cook), Nate B. (Greenhouse Production), Spencer K. (Natural Resources), Shyla R. (Natural Resources), Dylan C. (Greenhouse Production), Tatum D. (Natural Resources), Shane W. (Construction/Industrial Electrician), Augustine K. (Automotive Service Technician), Michael Y. (Cook), Keitan C. (Natural Resources), Katie C. (Animal Grooming Professional), Brad C. (Natural Resources), Zack B. (Automotive Service Technician), Alexander P. (Natural Resources), Nathan W. (Cook), Joshua B. (Natural Resources), Gauge R. (Automotive Service Technician), John P. (Vet Assistant), Emily J. (Animal Grooming Professional), Shalonda C. (Welder), Eddy H. (Automotive Service Technician), Jeremy D. (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic).
Posted September 19, 2023
On September 19, 2023, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a new incentive program to new and current Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) get their certification.
The Department of Education's Early Childhood Educator Recruitment and Retention Grant will provide funding to recruit and retain Level I to IV ECEs to become certified and work in regulated child care services.
Under this grant, ECEs who meet the eligibility requirements will get $2,500 on certification and further grants of $2,500, up to $7,500 — will be awarded following each three-year certification renewal.
According to Newfoundland and Labrador's Education Minister, Krista Lynn Howell, says the Association of Early Childhood Educators will handle the process on their behalf.
For more information about the Early Childhood Educator Recruitment and Retention Grant, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709-726-3044.
If you're an Academy Canada ECE student or graduate wishing to upgrade their ECE Levels, take advantage of this opportunity today.
Source: VOCM "Province Announces New ECE Recruitment, Retention Measures" - https://vocm.com/2023/09/19/province-announces-new-ece-recruitment-retention-measures/
Posted July 27, 2023
Academy Canada's own Cooking graduate, Jake Griffiths, and his Dad, Ray, are serving up success one hot dog at a time at their business, "Wiener Wagon".
When Jake had trouble looking for work, he did something even better, create jobs and be his own boss.
Jake's success at "Wiener Wagon" shows that persons with disabilities or neurodiverse have potential to be a big success when given a right opportunity.
When persons with disabilities are given an opportunity, everyone wins when we show more acceptance and inclusion.
"Wiener Wagon" has become very popular as they are now booked every weekend until the end of September.
To read more about Jake's ability to turn neurodiversity into an opportunity, please read the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador news article entitled "Not just any hotdog cart: The Wiener Wagon serves up sausages to hungry mouths — and independence to its chef" at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/wiener-wagon-hotdog-cart-placentia-argentia-1.6910170.
Posted July 21, 2023
Happening in our Cooking program: the students are mastering the art of the perfect chocolate cake.
The cake pictured here is a chocolate mousse cake.
It contains a bottom layer of devil's food cake made with black cocoa, a mousse layer with dark chocolate flavour, and a topping of dark chocolate ganache.
Posted July 18, 2023
How fun is that?!
Therapeutic Recreation students and instructor, Joanne, recently went off-campus for a spin class at Studio VERSŌ!
Thank you to Maria Snow, VERSŌ instructor and co-owner, for providing such a positive experience.
Everyone left feeling full of energy and inspired!
Therapeutic Recreation students went on a field trip to Studio VERSŌ.
Posted July 17, 2023
Our Culinary Arts - Cook instructor, Chef Bernie-Ann Ezekiel, and one of her students, Nathan W., attended Windy Heights Farm NL's Grand Re-Opening, featuring their new state-of-the-art mushroom growing facility. The event showcased regenerative farming ractices as well as initiatives to simplify food production and increase food security.
Bernie-Ann and Nathan also enjoyed a guided hayride tour of the 400-acre grounds, sod farm and animals. The event provided opportunities to connect with and learn from other chefs, farmers, suppliers, and professional foragers.
Windy Heights Farm has been a valued supporter of our Cook & Greenhouse Production programs. They helped set up blocks of mushroom substrate on campus, giving the students hands-on learning opportunities with exotic mushroom varieties they wouldn't typically see in a supermarket, including some that make great meat substitutes for vegan diets. We appreciate your support!
Windy Heights Farm staff cut the ribbon to celebrate their grand reopening.
Posted July 13, 2023
Our St. John's Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students recently visited the MUN Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Lab to learn more about these smart and social marine mammals.
The OSC Marine Public Education staff discussed the facility's research, marine mammal and sealing issues and more.
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students watch a seal swimming towards them at MUN's Ocean Sciences Centre.
Posted July 13, 2023
On July 12, 2023, Academy Canada's Massage Therapy students provided relaxing massages to Bishops Garden Senior Living tenants.
They always enjoy our visits!!
Academy Canada's Massage Therapy students performing relaxing massages to guests at Bishops Gardens Senior Living.
Posted July 13, 2023
Academy Canada's partnerships with colleges across the Caribbean continues to grow as we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in St. Lucia.
Thank you to the team at SALCC for the warm welcome and hospitality during our visit!
Academy Canada Vice President Academic/COO, Lisa Lovelady, and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Acting Principal, Dr. Merle St. Clair Auguste, signed a Memorandum of understanding to extend partnerships with these exciting career colleges.
Academy Canada and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) representatives were present to sign a MOU extending partnerships between two colleges.
(Left to Right): Mr. Kurt Harris, SALCC Acting Vice Principal/Dean of Academic Partnerships and Internationalisation; Ms. Lisa Lovelady, Academy Canada Vice President Academic/COO; Dr. Merle St. Clair Auguste, SALCC Acting Principal; Ms. Beverly Moore, Academy Canada Online Learning Department Head.
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Instructor, Crystal Mercer, Attends 2023 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention
Posted July 6, 2023
Academy Canada's Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Instructor, Crystal Mercer (RVT, RLAT), is in Quebec City for the 2023 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention!
This year's conference theme is Joie de Vivre and features leading-edge training and continuing education opportunities in the Veterinary Medicine field.
Aggie Fund Gives Presentation About Feline Infectious Peritonitis To Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Students
Posted July 5, 2023
Academy Canada's Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students and instructors wishes to thank Monica Hicks from "The Aggie Fund" for presenting a guest lecture to our Veterinary Assistant students!
Your lecture on Feline Infectious Peritonitis was insightful and eye-opening. We appreciate you sharing your time and expertise.
From The Aggie Fund: "Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a virus that is caused by the feline coronavirus. Many cats in the world have the feline coronavirus and live happy and healthy lives, the issue is when the coronavirus mutates into FIP. FIP was once a 100% death rate but through amazing research and trial studies done across the world, it was deemed curable with treatment in 2019." Learn more here: https://www.theaggiefund.com/.
"The Aggie Fund" gave a presentation about Feline Infectious Peritonitis to our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students.
Posted July 4, 2023
Our culinary students and instructor, Chef Bernie Ann Ezekiel, were so pleased to participate in "Blind Date with the Stars" event again this year. The students had a great experience volunteering their time to prepare an upscale menu for this worthy cause!
Check out the menu below to see what they prepared:
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup w/Smoked Paprika Croutons & Caramelized Apples
Pan Fried Duck Breast w/Partridgeberry-Balsamic Reduction, Field Mushroom & Saffron Risotto, Seared Asparagus, and Brown Butter Cauliflower Puree
Vanilla Bean Espresso Creme Brulee
Russian Tea Cakes
Wonderful job, everyone!
Learn more about the Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (LDANL) here:
Aspiring chefs prepared this Butternut Squash Soup as an appetizer.
Cook Instructor, Chef Bernie Ann Ezekiel, helps cook the Pan Fried Duck Breast.
Vanilla Bean Espresso Creme Brulee with Russian Tea Cakes.
Academy Canada's Culinary Arts - Cook students prepared amazing meals for the Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador's "Blind Date with the Stars".
Posted July 4, 2023
Academy Canada's aspiring chefs and bakers made rainbow cupcakes with love to celebrate Pride Month.
Academy Canada's Culinary Arts students prepared rainbow coloured cupcakes to commemorate Pride Month, showing that "Love is Universal".
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Students Raise Over $2,300 For FurEver Young - Senior Animal Rescue
Posted June 29, 2023
On June 28, 2023, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students raised a grand total of $2306.65 for FurEver Young - Senior Animal Rescue.
They worked hard to put together a successful gift basket raffle, bake sale and bandana sale at our St. John's campuses.
Way to go, everyone! What an amazing job.
All proceeds will go to FurEver Young - Senior Animal Rescue, a registered non-profit located in St. John's with a mission to rescue, adopt, and rehome senior dogs and cats. Learn more about them here: https://fureveryoung.wixsite.com/home
Check out the last photo for a shot of the fundraiser supervisor, Bowen, keeping a close eye to make sure everything was running smoothly throughout the day.
Secret Fundraising Supervisor, Bowen, keeping a close eye to make sure everything was running smoothly throughout the day.
Posted June 28, 2023
Academy Canada extends a big thank you to Mr. Ken McDonald, Avalon Riding MP, for visiting our Conception Bay South Adult Basic Education Learning Centre on June 28, 2023.
It was great to get together, meet with students, and discuss the good work our adult learners have done at the ABE Learning Centres across NL.
Avalon MP, Ken McDonald visited the Conception Bay South "ABE Learning Centre" to learn about the work our adult learners have done.
Left to right: Lisa Lovelady, Academy Canada Vice President-Academic/COO; Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for the Avalon Riding, Newfoundland and Labrador; Jackie Morry, ABE Curriculum Coordinator; Peter Heath, ABE Instructor.
Posted June 26, 2023
What an incredible accomplishment!
Academy Canada are so proud of the great team behind our partnership with Holy Redeemer Elementary School.
We'd like to send a special acknowledgment to our team members and students that worked on this Outdoor Eco Classroom Project at Holy Redeemer Elementary School in Spaniard's Bay.
Shout-out to Chris Frampton, our Carpentry instructor, along with his students, and Trevor Jerrett, our Regional Facilities Coordinator.
Chris, Trevor, and the students worked in partnership with the incredible team at Holy Redeemer Elementary School in Spaniard’s Bay to help bring the Outdoor Eco Classroom to life.
Thank you to Holy Redeemer for inviting us to participate in this project.
Experiences like these offer a valuable opportunity for students to put their classroom and shop knowledge into practice AND give back to their community.
What a rewarding experience for all involved, well done!
Our Carpentry students helped build this exciting Outdoor Eco Classroom project. A true "work of art".
Academy Canada's Carpentry students helped build an Outdoor Eco Classroom for Holy Redeemer Elementary School students.
Posted June 13, 2023
Corner Brook Campus thanks Annie Randell, Aboriginal Employment Services (AES Inc.) President, for visiting our Corner Brook campus to speak to our trades students on June 12, 203.
It was great to hear about the wonderful incentives available to tradespeople as part of the Apprenticeship Service Program.
Annie Randell (left), Aboriginal Employment Services President, and Colin Burridge (Corner Brook Campus Principal), gave a presentation on incentives to tradespeople.
Posted June 9, 2023
On June 8, 2023, Heritage Square Retirement Living thanks Academy Canada Massage Therapy students for stopping by and giving free massages to our residents.
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Academy Canada's Massage Therapy students gave residents at Heritage Square Retirement Living provided free massages to their residents.
Posted June 5, 2023
Academy Canada (AC) and College of the North Atlantic (CNA) are excited to announce a new collaboration!
AC Cook program graduates, who have 320 hours of documented work experience, are now eligible for direct entry into the second year of CNA’s new Culinary Management program being offered at Prince Philip Drive Campus in St. John’s in September 2023.
Applications are now being accepted for Year 2 of this program.
At the agreement signing were Lisa Lovelady, AC’s Vice President Academic and COO, and Jason Rolls, CNA’s Vice President Academic & Applied Research.
Academy Canada's Vice President Academic and COO, Lisa Lovelady (left), and College of the North Atlantic's Vice President Academic and Applied Research, Jason Rolls (right), sign a collaboration agreement.
Massage Therapy Students Provide Weekly Treatments At "Waterford Hospital for Mental Health and Addictions"
Posted June 1, 2023
On June 1, 2023, the Massage Therapy program at our Kenmount Road Campus started an outreach program providing weekly treatments at the Waterford Hospital for Mental Health and Addictions employees and staff.
The initial outreach was scheduled for ten weeks, but after receiving so much positive feedback from both staff and our students, the program has continued weekly.
As we celebrate our one year partnership with the Mental Health and Addictions Psychological Health & Safety Committee, we are very proud to share that our students have provided approximately 1300 massage therapy treatments to staff/employees at the Waterford Hospital.
We want to thank everyone who has participated in our clinic at the Waterford Hospital and provided the students with this rewarding clinical opportunity.
Special thanks to Chantel, Administrative Assistant at the Waterford Hospital. We are so grateful for your leadership, organizational skills and genuine care for this outreach experience.
Way to go, everyone!
Posted May 29, 2023
Academy Canada are pleased to announce we recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Barbados Community College (BCC) in Bridgetown, Barbados.
We look forward to building a partnership that benefits students in both Barbados and Canada.
Thank you to Mr. Samuel Bowen and Mr. Roger Worrell for welcoming us to your campus during our visit.
Academy Canada and Barbados Community College representatives show their Memorandum of Understanding letters.
Posted May 25, 2023
Academy Canada are thrilled to be IABC Newfoundland and Labrador "2023 Pinnacle Awards Event Sponsor.
We have been a champion to IABC Newfoundland and Labrador, with many of its students in various programs involved with the organization.
Our students have also won many Pinnacle Awards.
Academy Canada's staff have further supported IABC NL as board members, providing their talent to further enhance resources for communications professionals throughout the province.
We are proud to be a partner with IABC Newfoundland and Labrador.
For more information about the Pinnacle Awards, please visit the IABC Newfoundland and Labrador website's Awards page at https://iabcnl.com/iabc-awards/.
Academy Canada Signs Memorandum of Understanding with "College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT)"
Posted May 24, 2023
Academy Canada are pleased to announce the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT).
We look forward to collaborating to benefit COSTAATT and Academy Canada students.
Thank you to Dr. Keith Nurse and the rest of the COSTAATT team for the warm welcome and hospitality during our visit.
As one of the largest public post-secondary institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, COSTAATT awards certificates, advanced diplomas, associate and bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of specialised, technical and academic programmes to full and part-time students.
The College is the premier regional institution offering educational programmes in a number of critical areas including: radiography, medical laboratory technology, nursing, business and library studies.
In addition, the College is the official translation body for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Learn more: https://www.costaatt.edu.tt/about-2/
"College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago" (COSTAATT) President, Dr. Keith Nurse, and Academy Canada "Vice President Academic and COO", Lisa Lovelady, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This colloboration will benefit both colleges.
Posted May 24, 2023
Congratulations to our St. John's campuses graduates who crossed the stage at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre on May 18, 2023.
It was an honour to celebrate with each and every one of you.
You should be very proud of the effort and commitment that went into earning your diplomas.
Now it's time to apply your knowledge to your new careers.
We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you all and cheering you on along the way!
Academy Canada Hosts Successful Information Session at The Brix in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Posted May 17, 2023
On May 11, 2023, Academy Canada's Vice President Academic and COO, Lisa Lovelady, and Online Learning Department Head, Beverly Moore, hosted an information session about our Early Childhood Education Program at The Brix in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Our team enjoyed visiting and talking about rewarding and high paying career opportunities in Early Childhood Education.
Thank you Ms. Esther Jones of 1sass for facilitating the session with us!
Academy Canada gave a presentation about the Early Childhood Education program at "The Brix".
Left to Right: Beverly Moore (Online Learning Department Head), Ms. Esther Jones (1Sass representative), and Lisa Lovelady (Vice President Academic and COO).
Posted May 17, 2023
Academy Canada and Benjamin Moore Paint Shops congratulates Kelsey F. and Emily B. for completing and receiving their Interior Decorating and Design diplomas.
Both ladies accepted a position at The Paint Shop.
Drop in to get their expert advice in colours, flooring and blinds Benjamin Moore Paint Shop.
Posted May 14, 2023
The COVID-19 Pandemic inspired many people to shift their focus and priorities, including pursuing another career path.
Therapeutic Recreation student, Tyler Kearney, worked as a Personal Trainer in the Health and Fitness field for almost a decade.
However, the COVID-19 Pandemic forced Tyler to rethink his career path, and transferred the skills he gained from being a Personal Trainer to the Therapeutic Recreation field.
Kearney says knowing the province’s aging demographic and the fact that many seniors in long-term care were isolated and unable to get out and around during the pandemic is what caused him to shift to Therapeutic Recreation.
According to Tyler Kearney, there is overlap between Therapeutic Recreation and Personal Training, including some cognitive work and planning.
He was well trained in the field of keeping people active and fit, but he wasn’t prepared for the cognitive side of his new career—keeping people engaged and maintaining mental activity.
During the Mother's Day activity at Westbury Estates Seniors Living in Southlands, Tyler even got treated to a makeover from one of their tenants.
A Westbury Estates Tenant treats Tyler to a makeover. Photo Credit: VOCM.
Source Article: VOCM "Pandemic Shutdown Inspires Man’s Career in Therapeutic Recreation" - https://vocm.com/2023/05/14/pandemic-shutdown-inspires-mans-career-in-therapeutic-recreation/.
St. John's Campuses Hairstylist and Therapeutic Recreation Students Provide Much Needed Pampering To Westbury Estates Residents
Posted May 13, 2023
On May 12, 2023, St. John's campuses Hairstylist and Therapeutic Recreation students and instructors helped celebrate Mother's Day in fine style at Westbury Estates.
They did the residents' nails and hair, and also had their pictures taken.
According to Westbury Estates' Certified Therapeutic Recreation specialist, Stephanie Neville, they wanted to help make their mothers feel special ahead of Mother’s Day.
Big thank you to our Therapeutic Recreation and Hairstylist students for helping to making all Mothers and Grandmothers at Westbury Estates feel special.
To read more about the wonderful work our Therapeutic Recreation and Hairstylist students provided at Westbury Estates Southlands, read the VOCM News article entited "Westbury Estates Residents Treated to Mother’s Day Pampering" at <a href="https://vocm.com/2023/05/13/westbury-estates-residents-treated-to-mothers-day-pampering/" target="blank" rel="noopener">https://vocm.com/2023/05/13/westbury-estates-residents-treated-to-mothers-day-pampering/</a>.
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Students Sell Pet Bandanas To Raise Money For Furever Young Senior Animal Rescue
Posted May 9, 2023
Proceeds from the Pet Bandana sales will also go to the rescue!
Make your pets stylish and support a great cause at the same time.
Posted May 8, 2023
On May 6 and 7, 2023, some of our Occupational Health and Safety students participated in the Steps for Life walk to support families affected by workplace tragedies.
Students raised over $1100 to support Threads of Life initiatives. Great job, everyone!
Every year in Canada, close to 1,000 workers are killed on the job, or die as a result of a work-related injury or illness.
Every one of those families has a story about their loved one. Add to that the thousands who are injured on the job each year, whose stories have just taken a sudden plot twist.
Steps for Life offers a chance to tell those stories and reveal the faces and lives behind the statistics. Learn more here: https://threadsoflife.ca/get-involved/steps-for-life-walk/.
Academy Canada's "Occupational Health and Safety" students raised over $1,100 for "Threads of Life".
Posted May 5, 2023
Academy Canada is pleased to announce that our Therapeutic Recreation Student, Katlyn Winters, is one of two Recreation NL - Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship winners.
Congratulations Katlyn on winning this scholarship.
Best of luck in your Therapeutic Recreation studies, and a career ahead in this field.
About the Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship
Recreation NL's Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship is presented annually in memory of Kevin Waterman, an outstanding recreation leader whose career spanned thirty-eight years of dedication and passionate leadership to the recreation sector.
The objective of the Recreation NL student scholarship program is to ensure future quality leadership through the provision of financial support to emerging leaders enrolled in recreation related studies throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
Therapeutic Recreation student, Katlyn Winter, is one of two "Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship" winners for 2023.
Posted May 1, 2023
Did you serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and plan to attend Academy Canada?
If you have at least six years of service, you could be eligible for funding from Veterans Affairs Canada to cover your tuition and other expenses.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' Education and Training Benefit (ETB) provides funding to eligible veterans with a minimum six years of military service and honourably discharged on or after April 1, 2006 with education and training financial assistance needed to reach your civilian career goals.
This benefit is not limited to formal college or university level post-secondary training. Funding is also available to attend shorter courses, such as those for career and personal development. This can include business boot camps, workshops, and seminars.
Applicants must be honourably released from Canadian Armed Forces on or after April 1, 2006, and have at least 2,191 paid service days.
They have 10 years from the date of your release (or transfer date to the Supplementary Reserve) to apply for this funding.
For more information about the Education and Training Benefit, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website's "Education and Training Benefit" page at https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/education-and-jobs/back-to-school/education-training-benefit.
Posted April 28, 2023
Looking for weekend meal inspiration?
Check out the Beef Wellington our culinary students prepared in the commercial kitchen.
Students made this dish as part of their training in beef and pork preparation. They did a great job.
Our chef's version of this classic steak dish of English origin consists of fillet steak coated with duxelles and wrapped in bacon and puff pastry, then baked. Tip: the bacon serves to add flavour and retain moisture.
Learn more about the 34-week Cook program here: https://www.academycanada.com/faculty-of-construction-trades-and-mining/cook/.
Cooking students prepared a popular English dish, Beef Wellington, as part of their beef and pork preparation training.
Posted April 27, 2023
If you visit the lobby of our Corner Brook campus this week, you might notice something new...a dirt bike on display!
This was a recent project for our Autobody & Collision Tech students. They did a great job revamping the bike and giving it new life. Scroll to check out the before photos from the shop to see the complete transformation.
Learn more about this 34-week program at https://www.academycanada.com/faculty-of-construction-trades-and-mining/auto-body-and-collision-technician/.
Corner Brook Campus "Autobody and Collision Technician" students transformed this dirt bike into an amazing work of art.
Posted April 27, 2023
Devin Keats, Journeyperson Electrician and our Advanced Electrical Instructor, was also the Lead Instructor for Iron & Earth and Nunatsiavut Government's recent Community Solar Skills Training Program partnership in Rigolet and Hopedale.
Training was offered as part of the Nunatsiavut Government’s Youth Energy Training Initiative. Participants completed in-class training and received hands-on experience before being onboarded into Iron & Earth’s Climate Mentorship Program and alumni network.
Way to go, Devin and team!
Check out this video to learn more about this fantastic renewable energy initiative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qtAzhyL20Q.
Electrical Instructor, Devin Keats, teaches his class at Iron and Earth and Nunatsiavut Government's Community Solar Skills Training Program.
Devin Keats and his students are setting up Solar Panels as part of the "Community Solar Skills Training Program" to reduce Nunatsiavut's carbon footprint and teach hands on skills.
Posted April 25, 2023
Early Childhood Educators are in high demand across Newfoundland and Labrador, and new starting wages of $25 per hour for new graduates reflect the important work they do.
Learn more about new Early Childhood Education wages https://www.gov.nl.ca/education/childcare/childcareresources/early-childhood-educator-wage-grid/.
Talk to our team to learn more about career opportunities, training grants and graduate bursaries totalling over $17,000, and start training for this rewarding career this May or September.
Posted April 14, 2023
On April 13, 2023, St. John's campuses hosted a successful job far where students have an opportunity to explore various career options in trades, hairstyling, construction, esthetics, banking, oil and gas, and other sectors.
Aspiring apprenctices had an opportunity to learn more about trades careers at the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's "Apprenticeship & Certification" booth.
Students had an opportunity to learn about career options and paths in various sectors from business and banking to construction and trades.
Posted April 6, 2023
Healthcare Foundation thanks Bernie Ann Ezekiel, Academy Canada, and NTV News for joining us at the Grand Prize Showhome this morning. What a wonderful start to the day!
Posted March 28, 2023
NEW incentives are available to train as a Personal Care Attendant! Join this rewarding profession and help provide care, comfort, safety and well-being to your clients across the life span.
On March 27, 2023, the Newfoundland and Labrador Government announced new recruitment and retention bonuses for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in long-term care. New PCAs will be eligible to receive up to $4,300 to work in long-term care for a one-year return in service commitment.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Government also offers student bursaries of up to $5,000 in exchange for a service commitment after graduation.
Personal Care Attendant wages in public healthcare systems in Newfoundland and Labrador range from $21.54 to $23.74 per hour.
100% of our recent PCA graduates are working and making a difference in their new careers!
Train to join this great healthcare profession this spring. We have seats available in the next class beginning in May at our Corner Brook campus. Graduate in just 30 weeks and be in high demand.
Read the full news release here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2023/health/0327n06/
Learn more about the healthcare bursary program here.
Posted March 15, 2023
Newfoundland and Labrador faces an unprecedented need for Early Childhood Educators.
With $10 a day childcare coming to the province, its now more affordable than ever.
However, trained staff are urgently needed to fill the skills gap and meet growing demands.
Our Early Childhood Education program provides comprehension preparation for this rewarding and high-demand career.
Students learn how to create, develop and maintain programs and learning environments that are appropriate for children's ages and stages of development from infancy to age 12. They also learn how to guide staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating program goals and objectives.
Seats are available for our May classes in St. John's, Corner Brook, and online.
Be a part of this exciting, in-demand, and rewarding career. Come take your place.
Learn more about our Early Childhood Education program: https://www.academycanada.com/faculty-of-health-and-personal-care/early-childhood-education/.
Read the latest news about affordable childcare in NL: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2023/education/0315n01/.
Posted March 9, 2023
Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead.
At Academy Canada, we all support each other.
On March 8, 2023, we took time to recognize the strong, smart and supportive women on our Academy Canada team and within our student body!
Thank you for all that you do!
About International Women's Day
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.
Marked annually on March 8, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- Celebrate women's achievements
- Raise awareness about women's equality
- Lobby for accelerated gender parity
- Fundraising for female-focused charities
Learn more: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/.
Academy Canada celebrates our women's students, staff, and instructors on March 8 every year.
Posted January 27, 2023
On January 27, 2023, the Kenmount Road Campus were happy to welcome visitors from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service yesterday, Mrs. Tammy Brathwaite and Mr. Ian Murdoch.
Mrs. Tammy Brathwaite is a Trade Commissioner visiting from The High Commission of Canada in Barbados.
Mr. Ian Murdoch is a Trade Commissioner based in St. John's, NL.
Thank you to Mrs. Brathwaite and Mr. Murdoch for making time for a tour of our Kenmount Road campus during your tour of St. John's! We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Trade Commissioners paid a visit to the Kenmount Road Campus.
Left to right: Beverly Moore (Academy Canada Online Learning Department Head), Tammy Brathwaite (Trade Commissioner, Government of Canada), Lisa Lovelady (Academy Canada Vice President Academic/COO), and Ian Murdoch (Trade Commissioner, Government of Canada).
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