Northern College has broken ground on its new satellite learning centre in Timmins’ downtown core. A recent ceremony celebrated the start of renovations on the facility, which will be located in the Michael JJ Doody Centre of Excellence building. The location will be renovated to create classrooms, training rooms, student lounges, and college faculty spaces. A selection of training options will be offered at the learning centre, including academic upgrading, the Addiction and Mental Health Worker program, and the Project Management graduate certificate. The learning centre is expected to open in 2024. “We’re proud to be expanding its locations to include downtown Timmins, a high-traffic area, in the hopes of meeting broader educational and employment needs across our community,” said Northern Board of Governors first-vice chair Jeff Molyneaux.