Specialist High Skills Major

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Description: The Outdoor Centre is housed within the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. We are committed to partnering with industry professionals to offer hands on and engaging Specialist High Skills Majors. Certain workshops utilize the Tango Tower meaning that the workshop must be offered on campus. 

Duration: All workshops are a half-day and can be offered in 2 parts. 

Location: Certain workshops utilize the Tango Tower meaning that the workshop must be offered on campus. With other workshops, a professional will mobilize to any convenient location to offer the workshop. 

Price: Combine any 2 workshops and receive a 20% discount. 

Laurentian University Tango Tower

Description: The course will help participants to understand and to use a map and compass in basic navigation situations. Course components include a section on parts of a map and compass, reading a map, taking a bearing on a map and taking a bearing in the field with a compass. An introduction to the Global Positioning System will help students use this technology to navigate the great outdoors. The theory portions will be held indoors and the practical half of the course will be conducted outdoors.

Sectors: Agriculture - Aviation and Aerospace - Energy - Environment - Forestry - Hospitality and Tourism - Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Mining - Non-Profit - Sports 

Price: $250 + HST

Description: This course will take place at the Tango Tower so that participants can get a hands on experience of working at heights. This course is designed for Students who plan to work near fall hazards and are required to use a fall protection system. Participants will inspect and don a fall arrest harness during the course. The course will cover types of fall protection, fall protection plans, inspection of lanyard and harness and proper ladder safety.

Sectors: Agriculture - Arts and Culture - Aviation and Aerospace - Construction - Energy - Forestry - Horticulture and Landscaping - Information and Communications Technology - Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Manufacturing - Transportation

Price: $25/participant

Description: This course will take place at the Tango Tower where students will test and inspect a multitude of ladders. To ensure safety, participants will be belayed at all times when working at heights. This course provides a practical introduction to working safely with ladders (step, extension, and fixed ladders). The course focuses on the duties of the Ontario-based employee when using a ladder - inspection before use, proper set up of ladder, and how to work safely while on the ladder. This course pairs well with the fall protection training.

Sectors: Agriculture - Arts and Culture - Energy - Environment - Forestry - Horticulture and Landscaping - Information and Communications Technology - Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Mining - Transportation

Price: $25/participant

Description: This course can either be taught at Laurentian University at the Tango Tower Challenge Course. Our facilitators will teach leadership skills through a series of group initiative tasks, low element and high elements. Students will also learn debriefing skills, conflict resolution, communitation and group dynamic skills. Students will learn the skills to be used when organizing people to reach a shared goal. 

Sectors: Agriculture - Arts and Culture - Aviation and Aerospace - Business - Construction - Energy - Environment - Food Processing - Forestry - Health and Wellness - Horticulture and Landscaping - Hospitality and Tourism - Information and Communications Technology - Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Manufacturing - Mining - Non-Profit - Sports - Transportation

Price: $25/participant

Description: In order to ensure safety and to follow OPHEA guidellines, participants will complete a swim test in the pool before starting the canoe training. This course will teach students about parts of the canoe, how to properly fit a paddle and PFD, entering and exiting a canoe, paddling techniques and manoeuvres and rescues. This is a full day course and an introduction to paddling certification is available to groups of 10 or less.  

Sectors: Sports

Price: $25/participant

Description: This course will prepare students who want to work in a wilderness setting. This course will help prepare them to pack and prepare for a trip in the wilderness. Skills related to fire building, plant identification, shelter building, knots, food identification and survival pack building will be taught. This course can be taught at any point of the year, regardless of weather. Finally, the course will focus on what to do in case of an emergency, but will also focus on preventing emergencies from happening. 

Sectors: Environment - Hospitality and Tourism - Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Sports

Price: $250 + HST

Description: This course is designed to give students knowledge on the back end workings of becoming a challenge course facilitator. From inspections, tower setup, program design, accessibility, facilitation and belaying, participants will learn the theory of challenge course facilitation. Participants will learn to design a session for a group with specific outcomes. This course is also a great asset to become a challenge course facilitator in the future.

Sectors: Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Sports 

Price: $25/participant

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Description: Communication comes in all forms: verbal, non-verbal, written, formal/informal and visual. Participants in this course will learn the importance of all forms of communiation and how it can be used in real life scenarios such as interviews, presentations, one-on-one and more. This course will utilize interactive games and activities to keep things fun and engaging!

Sectors: Health and Welness - Non-Profit - Sports

Price: $250 + HST

Description: In these courses, you’ll learn about the formation of ice and how to assess the risks and hazards. You’ll also learn about traveling on the ice and what to do if you or someone else has fallen through. This course is ideal for emergency first responders, industry and occupation workers, or individuals spending time on the ice (fishing, sledding, etc.).This course can be taught at any location.

Sectors: Environment

Price: $250 + HST

Description: This course covers techniques for wilderness and remote areas. Course also offers strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Suitable for students interested in work that would require them to work in remote locations.

Sectors: Environment - Forestry - Hospitality and Tourism - Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Non-Profit - Sports 

Price: $250 + HST

Description: Concussions can occur from a blow to the head or body that causes the breain to move rapidly back and forth within the skull. It is imperative to have the ability identify whether a concussion has taken place and how to proceed after the injury. This workshop has been designed with Kinesiologist Michelle Laurence (Laboratory Techologist) for the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Students will learn how to identify concussions, how to treat someone with a concussion, common mistakes related to concussions, evaluate protective equipment, find ways to reduce the chances of concussions and understanding the concussion safety legislation. 

Sectors: Health and Wellness - Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services - Sports

Price: $250 + HST

Description: Learn basic taping and wrapping techniques for common soft tissue injuries, including injuries to the ankle, wrist, and shoulder. Students will get personal instruction from Darcy Chassé, a resigstered physiotherapist assistant, Laurentian University Lacrosse team therapist and Sudbury 5 athletic therapist. This course is highly recommended for those planning to work in any sport medicine or performance training field.

Sectors: Health and Wellness - Sports

Price: $250 + HST