The influence of technology is evident in every aspect of our lives. Whether were working, teaching, learning or even playing, chances are technology isinvolved in some way. Almost every job posted in newspapers or on the Internet is requesting computer knowledge. This generation of high school graduates is the first one that has more knowledge of a major economic influence, namely computers, than their parents do. It is an exciting time where the possibilities and the challenges are endless.
For more than 40 years, Lethbridge Community College has worked with employers to determine what type of training the College should provide. Today, the message comes through loud and clear - LCC must be able to provide hands-on, practical training in the use of the technologies that enhance the ability of our graduates to meet the needs of business. Whether its Automotives, Agriculture, Child & Youth Care, Nursing, Criminal Justice or any of LCCs programs, employers need people who understand their business and the technology that supports that business.
LCC is taking a bold step forward to ensure our graduates have the skills and the confidence to meet the demands of the workplace. The TEC 2000 Campaign will raise $4 million over the next three years and the funds will be used in a very efficient, cost-effective way. The current Technologies Wing was originally planned for three floors, only two of which were built. Due to the previous structural design, the College can put a third floor on the building at a reduced cost. One of the money raised will be used for this construction while the remaining $2 million will be used for the hardware, software and systems required for this high-tech development.
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and students will use this space for understanding and using applied technology
in their field. In fact, there will be an area set aside just for the
ongoing, lifelong learning involved with the use of technology. The Center
for Teaching and Learning is already operational in a small area but LCC
sees the expansion of this Center as one of the keys to allowing students
and instructors to stay up-to-date through rapid technological change
and the evolution of learning.
the same time, this new floor will allow the College to reallocate classroom
space that has become limited as programs and enrollment have increased.
The new space will also give LCC students greater access to distance,
Internet or alternative delivery classes. Working learners who need short-term
upgrading can find a method of delivery that will fit their time schedule
and career goals.
Lethbridge Community College will continue to commit funds to year-to-year technology needs. However, this campaign means LCC will be able to provide current and future generations of students with a quality, high-tech learning environment that supports a well-rounded, dynamic education.
2000 addresses our urgent needs...
Because space planning and technology are changing so quickly, LCC has decided to finalize the plans for the exact layout and design of the third floor closer to the end of the campaign. This will allow us to create a space that is as current and as focused on the future as possible.
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