North Huron Emergency Services Academy ProposedOctober 4, 2017 4:29am
There could be some major changes in store for the Emergency Services Training Centre in Blyth.
North Huron Assistant Fire Chief Mark Alderman is pushing for a transition into a private career college, in order to welcome more courses, more occupations, and more students.
Alderman’s presentation to council this week touted a “North Huron Emergency Services Academy”, which would put a focus on providing courses and certification programs for a lot of occupations — not only for North Huron, but province-wide.
Council approved Alderman’s request to pursue an application with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
If the centre was transformed into a private career college, there would be benefits for local residents who need certifications and programs to continue their work careers.
Alderman says they will be actively pursuing D-class driver training and air-break endorsement, Working at Height Regulatory Training, as well as the Confined Spaces Regulatory Training.
The Centre is beginning a partnership with Loomex Training, which includes Scribe and Note Taking, Crisis Communication, as well as Emergency Skills Development and Exercise Design.