Students with high aspirations should consider the school of aviation technology at Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology, set in the college’s Aviation campus, an 87,000-sq.-foot training centre in Jack Garland airport in North Bay, Ont. The school’s 17,000-sq.-foot hangar is packed to capacity with aircraft for students to hone their skills, whether they are training to be commercial pilots or aircraft maintenance technicians.
Canadore has three main campuses in North Bay—the Aviation campus, Commerce Court and the Education Centre, on a beautiful 650-acre wooded escarpment. Canadore also has a new campus in west Parry Sound. Townhouse and apartment-style student residences are available near the Education Centre.
Canadore offers a range of diploma, certificate, apprenticeship and academic upgrading programs. Among those on the roster are aviation studies, business, Indigenous studies, trades and technology, marine nautical studies and environmental studies. Canadore recently introduced two Indigenous-centred programs that are the first of their kind in Ontario—Indigenous preparatory studies and Indigenous pre-health studies. These programs are designed to prepare Aboriginal students for post-secondary education and are rooted in Indigenous philosophy and culture.
Nearly 20 per cent of Canadore’s student population identifies as Aboriginal, and Canadore maintains a higher Aboriginal student retention rate than the provincial average. The First People’s Centre, whose design features natural elements and revolves around the teachings of the medicine wheel, is among the set of resources offered to Aboriginal students.
100 words from the president
“Canadore College is ideally located in North Bay, squarely in the middle of the province of Ontario. We are far enough from home for students to be able to assert their independence, but close enough to make it home for family traditions. With 11 schools of study and more than 65 full-time programs to choose from, learners have a lot of options as they work towards their chosen career. Canadore College boasts the highest graduation rate of Ontario’s English-speaking public colleges and has over 42,000 alumni working across the globe.”
-President George Burton
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