News Northern College offering another training program for diamond drilling assistants SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Friday, Aug. 26th, 2016 Photo: The participants of the spring program. Supplied by Julie Lachapelle, Northern College. Northern College’s Kirkland Lake campus is offering another intake of students for their Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core program. This comes on the heels of an upswing in the diamond drilling field. It’s a 10-week program, and offers courses in things like current technologies, and equipment use. The school notes that every single graduate from their spring program is now working in the field. Those interested in signing up can contact Northern Training Division’s Program Assistant Lori Yamka at 705.567.9291 ext. 3667, or firstname.lastname@example.org.