Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 28, 2007 16:30 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Forces Alternative Training Delivery Program Launches Partnership with Algonquin College

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2007) - The Canadian Forces, in partnership with Algonquin College, will officially launch the Geomatics Technician program, part of the Canadian Forces Alternative Training Delivery (ATD) program, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2007, in room T 338 on the College's Woodroffe Campus. Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin, Commandant of the Canadian Defence Academy and Robert Gillett, President of Algonquin College, will be on hand for the launch of this unique partnership.

Over the course of the next year approximately 33 military students will attend Algonquin College's School for Military Mapping, developed exclusively for CF personnel, for Geomatic technicians entry-level training. This initiative will allow the Geomatics trade to double the number of graduates in one year.

This unique partnership of the Canadian Forces and Algonquin College is the first of its kind in Canada and one part of the ATD program that will allow the CF to meet production requirements and facilitate the delivery of entry-level occupation training. In addition to increasing the outflow of qualified entry-level personnel to the field, the use of community colleges will allow the CF to increase advanced training for personnel already in the system.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Forces Alternative Training Delivery Program
    Captain Cheryl Swarbrick
    Public Affairs Officer
    705-424-1200 ext 3162