TMCNet:  At ACC learning is about 'doing'

[September 19, 2012]

At ACC learning is about ‘doing’

BRANDON, MB, Sep. 19, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — At Assiniboine Community College (ACC) we know there's more to an education than what takes place in a classroom; it is also about doing. Displays are popping up all over Brandon and Dauphin to kick off the college's new marketing campaign – Learn by Doing. One part of the multi-faceted promotion is the out-of-the-classroom desks with tools of the trade from various programs offered at the college that are dispersed throughout the city.

Providing our students with a practical, hands-on education that meets the needs of today's labour market is what instructors at the college strive for and that's what the Learn By Doing campaign was based on.

"Learning at ACC isn't just about sitting at a desk, it is about getting out there, getting experience and using the tools that you will be using on the job," said Steven Hills, GIS Environmental Technologies Instructor at ACC. "By giving our students real-life experience and practice in the field we're giving them a competitive advantage in the job market." Some of the programs that are highlighted in the campaign include Horticultural Production, Land and Water Management, Business Administration and Communications Engineering Technology. Everything from robots to garden hoses to electronic devices to hard drives will be featured in the displays. They include just a small sampling of the tools used in our programs that demonstrate how ACC takes learning to a different level.

ACC's Learn By Doing displays will be at eleven different locations throughout Brandon and Dauphin and will be on exhibit for two to six weeks, depending on the location. Strategic partnerships have been established with different businesses and organizations where students from the featured programs might find employment after graduation. The Green Spot, Canad Inns and the Keystone Centre, among others, have agreed to participate in the campaign.

According to our most recent graduate survey 93 per cent of our graduates are either employed or pursuing further post-secondary education. Our graduates go on to become leaders in their fields and some become entrepreneurs, creating jobs for others. For more information visit

Assiniboine Community College has been in operation for over 50 years.

Campuses are located in Brandon and Dauphin; Winnipeg has been home to a permanent Practical Nursing site since 1998. Training centres in numerous rural communities extend program offerings throughout the province. ACC offers an exceptional learning experience that is practical and hands-on.

Image with caption: "A "Learn By Doing" installation for Assiniboine Community College. The displays all feature different program offerings and are placed in related locations. They can be seen throughout Brandon and Dauphin and will be on exhibit for two to six weeks, depending on the location. See for more. (CNW Group/Assiniboine Community College (ACC))". Image available at: SOURCE: Assiniboine Community College (ACC) To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: SOURCE: Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Wanda Kurchaba or Kim Jones Communications & Marketing 204.725-8717 [email protected]

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