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13-01-21 Lakehead-Georgian 0 comment

Job Skills and More. Two Reasons Why LUGC is Right for You.

You embark on your postsecondary education to become employable – a forensic technologist, an electronics engineer, a soil scientist, a software developer, or some other awesome thing.

But you also become something else along the way. You become you, or a fresh version of you. More you than you were before. New and improved you!

And for a lot of students, that has something to do with their first real experience of independence. They get to know who they are outside of their family, their hometown friends and the routine they grew up with.

The sweet spot is somewhere between one and three hours’ drive from your home town. It’s far enough that moving into residence or an apartment with friends makes sense both financially and time-wise, but not so far that you can’t make the occasional trip back for a home-cooked meal, a catch-up with your younger siblings, or just to ease a little homesickness.

Wouldn’t you know it, for students from Hamilton, Burlington, Milton, Brampton, Oshawa, and other cities in southern Ontario, Lakehead-Georgian fits right in that distance.

You’ll get very comfortable with your future career

With some postsecondary programs, it can be tough to get a real sense of what your career will be like when you graduate.

When you come to Lakehead-Georgian, you get a college and a university experience. You get the best of both worlds. You get the theoretical and the experiential. You get a real sense of how your career can go – how satisfied, challenged, engaged you will be. You’ll get hands-on with the technology you’ll use in your job. You’ll network with professionals from your field. You’ll see what success in your career looks like.

You’ll learn if the program you choose really is the field you want to work in, or if you want to try something different and unexpected. The experience will be all yours.

And all you have to do to get this whole transformation started is apply to get your postsecondary education a few hours away from home.

We can’t wait to meet the new you!


This article was first published on March 5, 2020.