Belleville, Ontario, July 7, 2017 – Loyalist College has announced that a one-year Radiation Safety certificate program will begin in Port Hope this September. The new two-semester program is designed for those who are interested in working as Radiation Safety personnel within nuclear facilities and organizations.
“This one-year Ontario College certificate program will prepare students to work as radiation protection personnel, monitoring and controlling exposure and implementing safety measures in nuclear facilities,” explained Loyalist College President and CEO Ann Marie Vaughan. “Understanding the regulations that govern nuclear facilities and techniques for ensuring safety are important components of the program. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to play an important role in helping communities to redevelop remediated sites and return them to a safe state.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Loyalist College to the Municipality of Port Hope,” said Port Hope Mayor, Bob Sanderson. “The addition of a post-secondary education program in our community is an exciting opportunity for us and it is complementary to our strategic plan goal to develop strong partnerships in the community. We look forward to welcoming the new students this fall.”
“Loyalist places a strong emphasis on community based programming,” said Loyalist Senior Vice-President Academic and Chief Learning Officer, Ann Drennan. “This program facilitates the extension of our program offerings in the Northumberland area, and it is the result of a direct approach by the Municipality of Port Hope to Loyalist. Our Program Advisory Committee includes substantial business and industry representation.”
About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.
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