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New Aboriginal Construction Renovation Program at Loyalist College

February 14, 2014

On Tuesday, February 18 Loyalist College will celebrate the launch of the new Aboriginal Construction Renovation program at a reception in Room 2T24, the home base for this program. The innovative program began in February and was developed in response to requests from industries and Aboriginal communities.

Special guests in attendance will include Patti Brinklow, Chair of the Aboriginal Circle on Education at Loyalist College and Post-Secondary Counsellor for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte; Sandy Maracle, Loyalist College Board Member and Post-Secondary Counsellor for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte; and Doug Maracle, Past Chair of the Loyalist College Board of Governors, Band Councillor for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and portfolio holder for Education for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

In addition to construction renovation skills, the 16-week program contains a wide range of core classes which include math, communications, computers, and industry-recognized safety training such as WHMIS, fall arrest, first aid and confined space training. After successful completion of the program, the students will graduate with a Loyalist College Certificate, providing them with the option to enter the construction renovation field, or the opportunity to continue in the College’s Construction Renovation certificate or diploma programs.

What:   Official Launch of the Loyalist College Aboriginal Construction Renovation Program
When:  11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday, February 18
Where:  Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre, Room 2T24
Why:  To celebrate the first intake of the Aboriginal Construction Renovation program

“By Loyalist offering this program, the students are automatically linked to a wide range of opportunities,” said Paul Latchford, Coordinator of Aboriginal Services at Loyalist. “The initial foundation courses are a perfect introduction to the College. The program includes portfolio development so when the students graduate they will have documentation that reflects the wealth of their experiences.“

Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.


To schedule an interview or confirm media attendance at the event, please contact: Marilyn Warren, Communications Officer, Loyalist College,, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2332