Several colleges have released new courses to meet the needs of local industry and the community. Portage College and Rocksolid Building Products have collaborated to launch the first Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Training course for construction trades in Canada, which will train students to work with a more sustainable construction material. College of the Rockies will be holding a five-day Solar Photovoltaic Design & Installation course to teach participants about solar energy, electrical basis, and other related topics. Cumberland College has extended its Conversation Circles program and is offering free English language classes to help Ukrainians learn English and meet other newcomers. Ontario’s colleges have launched new upgrading courses to help internationally educated nurses attain the qualifications necessary for working in Ontario within four to six months.