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About Us

McKenzie College has been a leader in career education and training in Sydney, Nova Scotia since 1988. Our programs are developed with the workplace in mind, and we pride ourselves in offering training programs that are relevant and in demand in the modern workplace. Choose from McKenzie College’s Trades, Technology, Driving and Equipment Operation programs. We are also pleased to be offering a complete suite of English language training programs. Choose the English Language Academy link in the main menu to learn about our ESL (English as a second language) programming.


Technology & Trade Programs
McKenzie College provides a number of business and technology & trade programs that are in demand in the modern workplace. Programs in Basic Welding, High Pressure Pipe Welding and Construction & Industrial Electrician can provide you the skills you need to find the career you want.


Heavy Equipment Program
The McKenzie College Heavy Equipment program offers students the most in-seat instruction of any school in the Maritimes with four pieces of equipment. Learn safe operating procedures for Backhoe, Loader, Dozer and Excavator.


Professional Driving
McKenzie College is a leader in training people as operators for commercial truck and earth moving operations. These skills are highly employable in Cape Breton by a wide variety of employers. We offer Straight Truck training as well as Earth Moving (Class3, dump truck, backhoe and mini-excavator).


English Language
McKenzie College offers part time and full time English programs that prepares students for both academic and social situations. Class programs are designed to effectively develop communication skills and fluency in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar (core skills). McKenzie College use a combinations of in-class lessons, social activities and projects to provide students plenty of opportunity for language development.