Unique Partnership Gives Collège Boréal Students a Hands-on Learning Experience

Unique Partnership Gives Collège Boréal Students a Hands-on Learning Experience

Collège Boréal is proud to recognize the success of its partnership with the Kamiskotia Snow Resort, a local business and a non-profit organization in Timmins. Over the course of eight weeks, students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operator program made improvements to the snow resort which required excavation work, back-fill operations, trench work, and the removal of rocks in preparation for the next ski season.

Hands-on learning experiences allow students to gain practical training under the supervision of qualified individuals. Graduates from the Heavy Equipment Operator program will have access to various employment opportunities in the mining, agricultural, forestry, and construction industries.


“The success of our students is our main priority. Our partnerships with local companies allow us to provide innovative learning experiences that meet the needs of the community while training a highly skilled workforce.”

Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal

“Local companies in Timmins find it somewhat difficult to recruit qualified personnel in Northern Ontario. Collège Boréal programs are well adapted to the realities of the workplace and such partnerships allow students to put into practice the theoretical concepts and knowledge acquired in class.”

Jean-Pierre Nadon, Timmins Campus Director, Collège Boréal

Quick facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

For the second year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

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