Two Lakeland College programs have been certified by the Canadian Armed Forces. The heavy oil power engineering and the heavy oil operations technician programs will give students more career options in the armed forces.
Dean of the college’s School of Energy submitted an application for both programs to receive the accreditation for marine engineer technician training. After the review process, the power engineering program is 85 per cent certified and the operation technician program is up to 70 per cent certified to provide the training required. The remainder of the training has to be completed through the armed forces.
Lakeland is one of four college’s in Canada certified for the marine engineer technician qualification. In order for post-secondary schools to receive certifications from the CAF, they have to select training requirements provided by the forces and align up their curriculum to match.
The Accreditations Certification Equivalency is the training used by the forces to train people to have careers in the Navy, Air Force or Army. CAF will now be able to recruit right from the college for the occupation while reducing the training required.