Georgian College President Marylynn West-Moynes with student Jason Davenport on the bridge simulator at Georgian College. Photo by Kirk Scott.

Georgian College Expanding Marine Program

Georgian College in Owen Sound continues to expand its Marine Training program.

In a presentation to Grey County council, college officials outlined a new $7 million Marine Safety training program.  Georgian’s president Marylynn West-Moynes says the training would be for cadets as well as employed mariners from outside the area for safety training re-certification.  They’ve asked for a $2 million contribution from Grey County.

West-Moynes says the project would bring people to Grey Bruce resulting in economic spin offs.  The new training program at Georgian College in Owen Sound would require the addition of a 6,500 square foot facility.

Grey County council sent the request for funding to a committee.