Faculty, Language Studies & Academics (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 17 April 2018
Worked as Faculty and went overseas for the excellent salary and overall benefits package. Workload was sometimes heavy but manageable. Downside was the management from Newfoundland and too much nepotism.
Resource Facilitator (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 4 April 2018
Work at College of the North Atlantic is uncertain and not secure for most. Contracts are often offered for only short periods of time. It does pay well and have fairly good benefits. Management are excellent and care for the employees.
A good starting off point for trying out overseas work
Instructor (Former Employee) – QA – 5 June 2017
Good points: proximity for European and Asian travel, the salary is ok (although it has stayed the same but decreased steadily in value over the last few years with changes in currencies), a lot of people have great schedules allowing for excellent work/home balance. Bad points: no job security, overall disorganization, employer/employee relations are not very positive, no wage increases in over ten years, accommodations leave something to be desired, and the school for employee's children doesn't have a great reputation.
Great group of co-workers with opportunity to interact with a diverse group of students!
Instructor - OTT (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 14 September 2016
A typical day at work was getting in to get the class projects organized prior to student arrival.Instructing individuals with varied abilities the proper procedures to ensure safe handling and finished product were priority.My management gave me ample time and resources to accomplish this. My co-workers were all helpful in any way needed. The hardest part of my job was not seeing a student applying his or herself when I knew they could! The most enjoyable part was at the end of the block they students passed and thanked me for helping them through the process!
Generally an interesting and focused work environment. Management was good and encouraged teachers to give of their best, co-workers were very friendly and accommodating. I leaned to adapt in different environments but the hardest part was the winter time, the cold temperatures out in Labrador. The best part was having a totally different setting to live and work and learn new things and new people.
Excellent and lovely place to work Friendly colleagues and nice working environment Highly respectful students and both the students and teachers respect each other and work in a good healthy environment.
Instrumentation & Process Control Instructor / Technologist
Instrumentation & Process Control Instructor (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 10 January 2014
Operator/Maintenance of new Chemical Engineering Process Technology Plant. Includes: Three Phase Oil Separation Trainerl, Gas Separator Trainer, Gas Absorption Trainer, Binary Distillation Tower Trainer, and a Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Trainer
Operator/Maintenance of Oil and Gas Production Facility can separate up to 500 barrels/24 hr.
Accreditation of Instrumentation & Controls Technician apprenticeship program.
Develop new course curriculum for DCS and PLC, Advanced Control Strategies programs.
Installation of Wireless modules and Control unit, calibration and testing.
This was an awesome experience. I completed my four week work term at this place and would highly recommend this as a great place to work. Unfortunately, they were not hiring at the time I completed this work term. While there I worked in the accounts payable department and found this to be a very fast paced area. I enjoyed every minute of it.