Does anyone have any personal experiences/info about the Canadian Coast Guard College?
OK here is the poop. You attend for 4 years, room and board included, a wage included. Sorry I have no idea what it is. Part of the 4 years is book learning, part of it is sea phase on the CG ships. They get you there and back wherever in the country the ship is. You get 2 trips home a year, paid. I think the sea phase is more wages.
You get all of the training, simulator, machine shop time you require.
You get a couple of small boats to play with-or did.
There is a full blown machine shop there with an Alco diesel engine that is used for training.
If you are strong in the math subjects you will do well.
You give 4 years of your life when you graduate to CG. That's the deal or was.
Now, I am going to give you a list of some of the positions of past grads. It is pretty impressive:
Chief Inspector at Bonavista Petroleum
Shift Manager at FPL-E Seabrook Station
Senior Marine Inspector PWGSC
Risk Management Advisor
Senior Marine inspector
Director, Fleet Support
Director, Program Planning
Manager New Construction
President at V Navigation inc.
Senior Project Manager
Technical Inspector Supervisor
President and CEO
Senior Marine Inspector
Marine Business Development Manager
And that does not include the Chief in CG fleet and sailing worldwide.
You graduate with a 4th and it is up to you where you will end up!!
If you go to the open house, try to speak to Bruce Marsh, he is one of the engineering instructors and a really good fellow to talk to.