New aquaculture program starts this summer

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
6 June 2007, at 1:00am

CANADA - Keyin College will start its first ever aquaculture program in St. Albans later this summer.

One of the Cooke Aquaculture sites near Belleoram.

Starting in August, the new 56-week program will begin. The new program is designed to introduce students to the history of aquaculture, give them an overview of the state of the aquaculture industry and to prepare them for all facets of the industry which is growing rapidly, especially in the Coast of Bays region.

Heidi Middleton, human resources manger with Cooke Aquaculture said their hiring practice will give preference to candidates with a background in the industry.

“A candidate can gain experience in the industry in one of two ways: by obtaining an Aquaculture Technician Certificate through a recognized learning institute like Keyin College or adequate years of hands-on industry experience. These employees will be compensated at a higher starting rate.”

She noted that many existing Cooke Managers possess an Aquaculture Technician accreditation.

Source: Coaster