Southeast College Launches Updated Ground Disturbance Program

June 11, 2019

Southeast College is proud to announce that its newly updated Ground Disturbance for Supervisors and Workers course has been successfully certified as meeting the Alberta Common Ground Alliance’s (ABCGA) 201 Standard. This is the highest standard in the Western Canadian provinces.

“In response to industry demand, our program was revamped to include the standards that ABCGA has set forth,” said Jody Holzmiller, VP Training for Southeast College. “We are very pleased that we were able to respond to and meet the needs and demand for a Saskatchewan based equivalency program for our industry training clients in Southeast Saskatchewan.”

The College’s Ground Disturbance program is for both supervisors and workers involved in any aspect of a ground disturbance. Key aspects of the course gives the learner training and knowledge of regulations and procedures involved in a ground disturbance. Certification is valid for three (3) years from date of course.

The first course took place May 29th at Carry the Kettle First Nation with an additional course planned for Weyburn on July 10th. Cindy Haywahe, Education Coordinator at Carry The Kettle First Nation (Cegakin) was excited to work with Southeast College to host the first offering of its newly accredited Ground Disturbance for Supervisors and Workers.

Hawywahe said, “On May 29th, ten of our people took the very first offering of Southeast College’s Ground Disturbance for Supervisors and Workers course right here at Carry The Kettle First Nation, they all passed, and they all thought the course was very informative”. Haywahe went on to say, “This training provides our people with the knowledge and skills necessary to be employed in a variety of industries”.

More information will also be available at the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show June 4 & 5 in Weyburn. Stop by Southeast College’s booth number 438.

Southeast College is proud to be the Trainer of Choice in Southeast Saskatchewan. The College offers innovative and flexible programming that encourages students to learn where they live.


For more information, please contact:

Sheena Onrait
Manager, Marketing and Communications
(306) 637-6101

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