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Feature Article - May 15, 2008

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Feature Article - May 15, 2008 NAEC students get to grips with chainsawsBy Valerie Allan

Photo: Rosie Brooks

On May 8 and 9, students from North Addington Education Centre obtained their Chainsaw Operators Certificate. This course taught them valuable skills for both life and work. Instructors worked with students on the operation and maintenance of chainsaws, with an emphasis on safety. Everyone suited up with the correct protective gear and trudged off into the extensive woods behind the school to do “hands-on” training. Students worked very hard during this training process.

NAEC has run this course for several years, with great success. NAEC is very fortunate to have the kind of setting that makes a course like this easy to run directly from the education facility.

The offering of this course is all part of NAEC’s philosophy of providing practical experience along with academic education. “We believe in providing our students with every opportunity for success,” said Vice-Principal Angela Salmond. “This is just one example of the certificates our students can obtain to give them an edge in today’s employment market.”

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