Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – October 26, 2016 – Saturday, October 22 was the day John Abbott College threw open its doors and welcomed more interested young people than ever before. Seven thousand guests, just under 3000 of which were potential students, asked questions, visited labs and classrooms while hundreds took in the accident scene simulations held by three career program groups.
Students from Police Technology, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care and Nursing set the scene outside for a multi-vehicle accident. Actors and a critically injured high fidelity simulation mannequin caught the crowd’s complete attention. Spectators followed program representatives inside to either the Nursing lab in the Anne-Marie Edward Science building to see students in action handling serious injuries, while others went to the Hochelaga building where police tech students processed the alleged inebriated driver.
Hallways buzzed in a high energy way as young people looked around and stepped into a snap shot of what college life is like at Abbott. So many former students, now parents, shared memories with faculty and staff, signing up to be part of the official Abbott Alumni as events and activities ramp up to the College’s 50th anniversary in 2020.
About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes more than 6500 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.
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