Acorn for Post-Secondary Institutions

Change how students interact with trades-based learning

A trades career begins at the post-secondary level through foundational, pre-employment, certificate, diploma, apprenticeship, or upgrader programs. Acorn has developed content to support varying stages of welding and metal fabrication training while providing a unique platform to help educators develop the most industry-ready students by setting them up for future success.

Acorn content is adaptable to fit into any existing program while meeting provincial outcomes and institutional standards. Acorn provides educators with content to not just create a graduate to fill a specific job function, but to create an employee who is job-ready for future needs and opportunities.

All Acorn post-secondary content includes instructor PowerPoints, 3D models, practical exercises, quizzes and e-learning. These resources help welding and metal fabrication instructors change how students interact with trades-based learning and can be incorporated into existing LMS platforms.

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  • Uniform platform to help educators develop the most industry ready students.
  • All Acorn post-secondary content includes instructor PowerPoints, 3D models, practical exercises, quizzes and e-learning and e-learning
Career Stream

Career Stream

Acorn is built around the concept of career paths, with each career path having progressive levels of learning.

Learning Levels

Learning Levels

Acorn typically provides at least two levels of training within each of the supported career paths: General Knowledge, Pre-Employment, Industry Specialization, Skills Specialization, Skills Upgrade.

Course Materials

Course Materials

World-class content that has been developed from the ground up with the needs of today’s learners and educators in mind. Currently this content represents over 10,000 pages of fully modern and up-to-date theory and practical exercises relating specifically to Acorn’s key career paths.

Delivery Options

Delivery Options

Acorn course and content has been developed to provide maximum flexibility in terms of its delivery. Depending on the subject, most courses provide up three common delivery methods: Classroom/ in-shop, Online, Hybrid and Mobile.

Exercises

Exercises, Exams, Quizzes and Assessments

All Acorn courses are supported by standardized testing developed to gauge a learner’s uptake and retention of both theory and practical content.

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