Northern Ontario Business reports that the Northern College and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the Queen's University in Kingston have signed an agreement. The goal is to offer a Mining Engineering Degree program at Northern's Porcupine Campus.
“The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is excited about the opportunity to work closely with Northern College to develop what we believe will be an unique mining engineering degree,” said Kimberly Woodhouse, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “It will allow us to use innovative programming and technology to provide expanded educational opportunities where there is a pressing need for engineers.”
“There is strong demand for mining engineers in Northern Ontario, and this trend is likely to continue as the demand for highly skilled trades and technology personnel is expected to soar over the next few decades” said Fred Gibbons, president of Northern College. “Collaborating to combine our expertise in mining will allow us to offer this degree-granting program in Northern Ontario where the need is greatest and it is a much anticipated addition to post-secondary education in Northern Ontario.”