The student experience at Seven Generations Education Institute in Kenora is changing considerably for the 2018- 2019 school year, as a result of a major investment in new state-of-the-art technology.
Yesterday, staff showcased their new program simulators for their Police Foundations, Community and Justice Services, Mental Health and Addictions, Practical Nursing and Pre-Health Science programs offered at the campus.
“The main benefit is to showcase what students will be getting involved in when they take the program, said Mark Gaudet, Associate Director of Post-Secondary Education at Seven Generations Education Institute.
“The simulators provide a safe training environment before students actually go out and do placements in their field or get their job. They’re great tools to help the students and enhance our programs.”
The simulators included mannequins, a new Milo virtual shooting range, welding, operating heavy equipment, a culinary display and esthetician mini services.
“This new investment will provide students with the tools and experience necessary to handle serious situations, once they have graduated and are in the workplace. Hands on learning is an innovative approach to post-secondary education,” added Angela Mainville, Director of Post-Secondary Education.
The event also included a free barbecue, door prizes, and informational displays from all of the campus’ programs.
Last September, Seven Generations showcased their Police Foundations program simulator at the second annual Pathways to Policing and Justice Services Symposium. Two firearms were outfitted with lasers to use with the simulator, as participants were able to shoot targets on the virtual screen.