Georgian officially opens $7.5 M Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties Centre

October 11, 2016

Cadets and mariners will now be able to receive all their needed life-saving and emergency training at Georgian College, thanks to the newly opened Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties Centre. The facilities include four classrooms, instructors offices, and a bunker gear storage room; as well as a lifeboat simulator that is reportedly one of a kind in Canada. “After several years without a training facility in Ontario, mariners will no longer need to travel to Canada's east or west coast to obtain this certification,” stated Georgian Vice President, International, Workforce Development and Partnerships Kevin Weaver. “Everything they and our students need is right here, from lifeboat simulation to fire training.” The $7.5M centre was funded by Grey County, the Ontario and Federal governments, and industry partners Algoma Central Corporation and Lower Lakes Towing. Owen Sound Sun Times