The heat is on at Seneca’s fire programsby Daily Web TV Team | 253 days ago | 360 page views
Topics: Education, Your City
Helping students get jobs, Seneca College works with Mississauga Fire Services
As a platoon chief with Mississauga Fire and Emergency services, Alan Hill knows firsthand how difficult it can be for young firefighters to get their first job on a municipal fire service. That’s why he recommends the programs at Seneca College.
“Seneca students connect with Mississauga Fire by receiving the skill that they need to be able to break this tough nut of getting hired as a firefighter in the municipality,” Hill, who is also a graduate of and instructor at Seneca, says.
“Firefighters that teach at the college bring their skills that are transferable to the students in the classroom and in practical settings.”
Plus, as the only college in Ontario that offers the pre-service program in a part-time format, Seneca affords students the opportunity work while they’re going to school. “They’re able to take classes during the weeknights, do the practical training on the weekends and in a matter of two-and-a-half years, they can get their certificate and they’re off to the marketplace.”
Find out more about Seneca College’s Pre-Fire Services and Fire Management programs by visiting Seneca.ca.