Numbers up at Lakeland College's Lloyd campus

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August 14, 2014 8:30 AM

Lakeland College Lloydminster Campus is expecting to see a slight increase in enrollment this year compared to last year.

Jo-Ann Mones, the associate registrar – admissions at Lakeland College, said that the student enrolment is expected to grow by almost 10 per cent.

“Enrollment numbers at Lakeland College’s Lloydminster Campus for this fall are anticipated to grow by nine per cent over last September’s numbers,” she said.

Mones said that this year’s enrolment will have over 680 students attending the Lloydminster campus, 500 of them new students.

“Projected on-campus enrollment this fall is 680 students, of which 180 are returning students in business, university transfer, practical nurse and heavy oil power engineering.”

Most of the new enrolments are coming in the business, university transfer, esthetician, health care aide, employment skills enhancement and pre-employment hairstylist, Mones said.

Lakeland College is also preparing for the opening of its new energy facility this year.

With the new building, the new addition to the school, Mones said that intake this year will almost double from the 2013 school year.

“With Lakeland’s Energy Centre opening this fall, we have doubled our student intake in the heavy oil operations technician (HOOT) one-year certificate and heavy oil power engineering (HOPE) two-year diploma program.”

Mones said that those two programs have almost doubled in size since last year as well.

“We have 135 students in HOOT and HOPE as compared to 65 last year. Lakeland College will be celebrating the grand opening of the Energy Centre in November,” she said.

Registration for classes are still going on, with registration day on Sept. 2. Students are expected to start moving into the residence on campus on Sept. 1.

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