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Launch Your Career with HorsesJanuary 2012

Sign Up for Equine Guelph’s Groom One CourseWant to work with horses?

Sign Up for Equine Guelph’s Groom One Course

Equine Guelph’s next offering of the Groom One course begins March 30, 2012.

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Groom One is recognized by Standardbred Canada and the Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program. Horse enthusiasts over 16 years of age learn industry standards, in this four-phase program, combining hands-on experience and online education.

Phase One begins with a two-day orientation at Country Hill Stables in Goodwood, Ontario on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, 31, 2012.

Phase Two, students are assisted in finding entry-level employment to accumulate six months of work experience (based on a 35 – 40 hour work week).

Phase Three, ‘Groom One Online’, is set to begin May 21, 2012 and runs for three months. The CD based units are complemented by online discussions & presentations with industry mentors. The six units include: The Horse, Horse Handling, Horse Care, Nutrition, Management, and the Racing Community.

Phase Four, the ‘Learning Assessment’, completes the certification process with a demonstration of skills and knowledge.

Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph “The Groom One Certificate will prepare newcomers to the horse industry for their role as a groom by providing the necessary combination of experience and education to be successful.”

Equine Guelph is proud to be hosting the orientation session on behalf of the Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program. The Pathway Program includes employer wage subsidies if you are employed in the Quarter Horse racing industry, and the potential for you to earn a bursary bonus and tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of the Groom One Certificate. Students who complete the two-day Orientation session on March 30 & 31 are eligible to become Pathway Students and benefit from the Pathway to Employment and Education Program.

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Take Your Online Learning to the Next Level at Equine Guelph

More often than not, once you have committed to the Equine Industry, a life-long passion will ensue! Equine Guelph is continually expanding course offerings for these devoted horse lovers to help them transition into dedicated leaders. Equine Guelph has more to offer than any other online equine studies certificate or diploma program with 19 courses taught by highly qualified, respected industry professionals from the University of Guelph’s renowned Ontario Vet College and beyond. New offerings, developed due to popular demand, include Equine Welfare and Advanced courses in: Behaviour, Anatomy and Nutrition.

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