Canadore College will get $298,000 for projects as a part of its Climate Change Action Plan says a college news release.
The college will be renewing a portion of its carpentry shop to develop an applied learning space to showcase low-carbon construction building practices, techniques and resources. Once the renovation is complete, teaching and learning aids, such as a low-carbon model house cross-cut will serve to demonstrate energy-efficient construction procedures.
To complement the enhanced facility, Canadore will be developing a new online course on energy-efficient building systems – one of the only ones in Ontario – geared towards the construction program, and elements of which will also be delivered to electrical, plumbing and civil engineering programs.
“Receiving this funding means that we are able to realize some of our program goals faster than expected,” said Caroline Corbett, associate dean of trades and technology. “Of course there’s the obvious tangible building upgrades and course improvements, but the infusion also means that we can incorporate more inter-professional training between our trades disciplines.”