Discover Something New With Fleming’s Haliburton School Of Art + Design

Haliburton, ON – (May 20, 2022) – Embrace the joy of learning and creating this summer with Fleming’s Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD).  

HSAD is a world-renowned arts institution located in the heart of one of Ontario’s most vibrant arts communities, the Haliburton Highlands. With its rolling hills and hundreds of sparkling lakes, it is not hard to find inspiration while visiting the campus. 

Haliburton School of Art + Design students take a break at one of Haliburton’s many lakes.

HSAD offers more than 230 summer programs in fibre arts, ceramics, paint, metal working, photography, music, and theatre, to name a few. Unleash your inner artist by mastering a musical instrument, try your hand at an ancient glass blowing technique or enroll in one the school’s ever popular painting classes.  

“Fleming’s Haliburton School of Art + Design is a true gem in our portfolio, and is the destination of choice for the musicians, designers, creators, and dreamers amoung us,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We are proud to offer a vast array of programming aimed at unlocking your creative potential.”  

Whether you are looking to continue your artistic education, start an exciting new career, learn a new skill or are searching for something for children and teens to enjoy this summer, the HSAD has something for everyone.  

Summer courses range from Saturday workshops to week-long events.  

Visit here for more information on the summer programs available at HSAD.  

About Fleming CollegeFleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer 

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530 
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144 
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680 

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College Partners With Ontario Tech University And Horizon Aircraft For Three-Year Aviation Research Project

Peterborough ON – (May 17, 2022) – Fleming College and Ontario Tech University have been awarded funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to collaborate on a three-year research project with Horizon Aircraft.

With this funding, researchers from both institutions will assist the local aerospace engineering company with the design and prototyping of innovative mechanisms for the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Based in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Horizon Aircraft has developed the prototype Cavorite X5, a hybrid electric eVTOL aircraft capable of potential speeds of up to 450 km/h, a 500-kilometre range, and five- passenger capacity. Like others in the aviation and aerospace industries, Horizon is searching for ways to make their vehicles more efficient, lightweight, and able to withstand high vibrations, stresses, and large loads.

Photo courtesy of Horizon Aircraft

“We are looking to our academic research partners to assist us with their expertise in additive manufacturing, topology optimization, modelling, and prototyping,” says E. Brandon Robinson, CEO of Horizon Aircraft. “Advanced manufacturing processes and technologies such as these are proving to be an efficient and highly effective way to prototype innovative new aerospace parts. This is pivotal to the success of our eVTOL system.”

Fleming College and Ontario Tech University were jointly awarded $750,000 over three years from NSERC’s Innovation Link program, under the Tri-Agency College and Community Innovation Program.

Leading the project is Fleming College’s Dr. Fereydoon Diba, lead Research Scientist at Fleming’s Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT). The CAMIIT research team’s strengths and expertise include mechatronics system design, product development, Industrial Internet of Things, advanced manufacturing, and rapid prototyping.

Ontario Tech University’s research lead is Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Director of Ontario Tech’s Machining Research Laboratory (MRL). He is accompanied in this research by Dr. Ahmad Barari, Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing and Advanced Digital Metrology Laboratories (AD2M Labs), and Dr. Hossam Kishawy, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The research teams at MRL and AD2M Labs are contributing their expertise in design, optimization, additive and subtractive manufacturing, modelling and simulation, and materials behaviour to the project.

“The complementary advanced manufacturing expertise of Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things and Ontario Tech University’s Machining Research Laboratory brings many advantages and benefits to innovative companies like Horizon Aircraft,” says Dr. Brett Goodwin, Fleming College Vice-President of Applied Research and Innovation. “Working shoulder-to-shoulder with the aerospace engineers at Horizon, the research teams will transform how a novel aircraft will be designed, tested, and manufactured in Canada and beyond.”

This is the second collaborative research project undertaken by the two institutions and Horizon Aircraft.

“We are excited to again work with Fleming College’s CAMIIT and Horizon Aircraft on this innovative project. Hybrid electric aircraft are the future for the aerospace industry. This is a great opportunity for students from both institutions to be learning from a company leading in this field.,” says Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University. “In addition to adding to our understanding of using advanced manufacturing technologies for the creation of a greener aerospace industry, this project will accelerate the design and development activities needed to get Horizon’s innovative new eVOTL aircraft on the market.”

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Fleming College Students Win Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at Province-Wide Skills Competition

Peterborough ON – (May 16, 2022) – Fleming College Culinary Management student Mai Dong will tell you that mastering the culinary arts requires more than good knife skills and a decent recipe.

It requires focus, and the will to retry when you don’t succeed.

“Every time I fail or every time something is not right, my instructors say, ‘It’s OK, we’ll try it again,’” Dong said. “And that’s what we do.”

It is a lesson that has paid off for Dong.

The International student is one of three Fleming College students to take home a gold medal at the Skills Ontario Competition earlier this month.   

Carpentry and Renovation student Bailey Wodzak and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician student Luc Trottier also nabbed gold medals during the virtual May 3, 2022 event.

The Skills Ontario Competition is the largest trades and technologies competition in Canada, bringing together Skilled Trades students from across the province. The challenge gives students a chance to demonstrate that they are the best of the best as they showcase their talents in front of judges, educators, and even prospective employers. 

Three other Fleming students were also recognized for their outstanding performance at Skills Ontario.

Carpentry student, Maclaren Zbieranek and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician student, Jersey Phin were each awarded silver medals. Welding and Fabrication Technician student, Jack Banister won a bronze medal. 

Skills Ontario Bronze Medalist Jack Banister

Dong and Wodzak now join Team Ontario and will compete at the Skills Canada National Competition in Vancouver from May 25, 2022 – May 28, 2022.

Dong said she is excited-and a little nervous-for that next challenge.

She has been practicing her gold-medal menu all week, coming in each day to perfect each dish, even as she attends her regular weekly culinary classes.

It is hard work, she acknowledged, but her classmates and her instructors have encouraged her every step of the way.

“I’m lucky because I have this whole team supporting me, and telling me I can do this,” Dong said.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College COVID-19 Protocols – Update to the Fleming College Community

Fleming is committed to keeping our communities safe and healthy and will continue to follow the advice of public health officials.

We strongly encourage all members of our community to be fully vaccinated, including booster shots.

The College remains a mask-friendly environment and we strongly encourage the use of masks. We ask that all members of the community be respectful of your peer’s decision.

While we encourage full vaccination and masking, neither are mandated at this time, in alignment with provincial guidelines.

The College also asks that if you are feeling ill, please do not come to campus.

All entrances at College facilities are now open. We look forward to seeing you in person.

Call for Applied Projects

Peterborough ON (May 10, 2022) – Take on that project!    

Do you or your organization have an innovative opportunity or project you want to take on, but just don’t have the resources to do it? Through Applied Projects, your friends and colleagues at Fleming College can help.  

This is a call for applied projects sponsors. We’re looking for organizations in all areas of the private and public sector. These projects should engage senior business and technology students with creative problem-solving skills to develop and implement innovative solutions.  

Students are guided by seasoned faculty and mentors who are ready to partner with your organization. Working in groups of three or four as an autonomous project team, students will develop a business or technology solution that meets the sponsor’s requirements. Sponsoring a student team can add value to your products and service​s and provides an excellent learning experience for Fleming students.  

Past applied projects ​include business strategy, marketing, social media, process improvement, apps linked to various mechanical/electrical devices, sensory networks, inventory RFID and VOIP systems, virtualization and cloud solutions, and web presence and optimization. 

Sponsor opportunities are available in the following programs: Business Administration, Global Business Management and Wireless Information Networking, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Security & Investigations (CSI) and Mechatronics.   

You can register as an applied projects sponsor and specify the scope of work by filling out this application.     

Projects submitted by June 10, 2022, will be considered first. If selected, your project will be assigned to a team of students as their capstone Applied Project.   

There is no monetary cost to the sponsor, however there is a time commitment between student groups and the sponsor to ensure clarity of project deliverables.    

For more information, please contact AppliedProjects@flemingcollege.ca or tiffany.mcdavid@flemingcollege.ca.

Fleming College’s experiential learning platforms provide a rich learning experience for our students and concrete benefits to our business and community partners across a wide range of disciplines. Please feel free to forward this email to other business contacts who may benefit from this opportunity.  

About Fleming College

Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni. 

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer                

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530 
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144 
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680 

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege

Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Winners awarded in 2022 Innovation and Technology Showcase in Partnership with Bell

Peterborough ON – (May 9, 2022) – After months of hard work, research, presentations and evaluations, seven student teams were announced as this year’s winners of the Innovation and Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell.  

Out of a total of 44 business and technology applied research projects, the competition was narrowed down to 12 finalists. On April 14, 2022, the top teams made their final pitches to the judges. Teams were evaluated on the ability to articulate project objectives, problems and opportunities, innovative thinking, project results and outcomes, and lessons learned throughout the process. 

The first place teams in each category received an award of $2,000, second place finishers received $1,500 and third place $1,000; the amount is divided equally amongst all team members. 

Business winners  

First place (co-winner):  Identifying Opportunities for Graduates
Presented to: Gibson Ashokan, Avanthika Nakkeeran, Satnam Singh and Supriya Sorout  

First place (co-winner): Café Serenity 
Presented to: Vaishnavi Bharat Ahluwalia, Kaynath Affan Shaikh and Pratik Ullal Vivek 

Second place: Social Media Strategy
Presented to: Nidhi Parmar, Anjali Patel, Harshal Nandrajog and Sri Sharan 

Third place: Precision AgTech for Insect Farms
Presented to: Andrew Bernard, Shivam Bhimra and Jeet Sutariya 

Technology winners  

First place: Omemee Medical Centre
Presented to: Ajay Bhardwaj, Ayana Davis, Haninder Singh and Akhila Yalla  

Second place: Fleming College SENRS Hatchery Monitoring
Presented to: Gautam Mattu, Damodhar Palreddy, Harshil Patel and Nishant Reahal 

Third place:  ITS Showcase Judging Platform
Presented to: Ayush Gupta, Adarsh Paidi, Rahul Aggarwal and SaiKrishna Gattu  

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 ITS Showcase and to all students who participated. A special thanks to Bell and all our sponsors and judges for their ongoing support of this annual event which highlights the talents and entrepreneurial spirit of innovation at Fleming College.  

Learn more about Innovation and Technology Showcase here.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer 

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530 
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144 
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680 

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming Celebrates National Nursing Week with Instagram Live Series

Peterborough ON (May 6, 2022) – Each year National Nursing Week shines a light on the incredible work that nurses continue to do in communities across the globe. This year’s theme #WeAnwserTheCall highlights nurses’ many roles throughout patient care. To celebrate, we are hosting a series of Instagram Lives, providing an inside look into Fleming’s Practical Nursing Program.

Don’t miss these exciting events! Follow @flemingcollege on Instagram to be notified when we go live. 

Monday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. This is the program for you

Ashley Newton, our Nursing Technologist, will talk about what makes our Practical Nursing program stand out and what a day in the life of a student looks like. Watch her live from the Fleming’s Practical Nursing Simulation Lab.

Tuesday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m. Learning spaces at Fleming

Ashley Newton, our Nursing Technologist joins us once again to give you a live tour of our lab space and showcase the hands-on learning tools and equipment. 

Wednesday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Michelle Acorn

Don’t miss our distinguished alumna Dr. Michelle Acorn, currently the Chief Nurse of the International Council of Nurses, as she shares her wealth of experience and her advice for those in the field. 

Thursday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. What’s it like? What’s next? Insights from a Practical Nursing Grad

Hear from recent grad Devon Leahy about his experience in the program, what he’s doing now, advice to future students and more!

Friday, May 13 at 12:00 p.m. ­Insider tips from current students

Get the inside scoop from Upper Year student Jennifer Keay & First Year student Raven Wright about their experience in the program, what hands-on learning looks like and what program faculty will be teaching and mentoring you.

Fleming’s Practical Nursing diploma program will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to care for individuals, families and groups across their lifespan. Visit https://flemingcollege.ca/programs/practical-nursing to learn more. 

Questions? Contact us: askus@flemingcollege.ca 

About Fleming CollegeFleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Fleming College Recognizes Employee Excellence at Second Annual Awards Celebration

Peterborough ON – (May 5, 2022) – Fleming College came together to celebrate outstanding employees on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, for the second annual Spotlight Awards.

The Spotlight Awards showcase just a few of Fleming’s employees who inspire and motivate others and who contribute to Fleming’s culture of inclusivity and innovation. This year, more than 51 nominations were put forward by colleagues eager to see their coworkers honoured in five distinct categories. 

“The Spotlight Awards shine a light on the impressive work that our faculty and staff do every day to serve our students, and our community,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “What makes these awards so special is that they are entirely peer nominated, and I cannot think of something more impactful than peers supporting peers. I would like to thank our employees who go above and beyond each day and extend my sincere congratulations to this year’s 2022 Spotlight Award winners and those nominated.” 

This year, the Spotlight Awards recognized one individual and one group in each of the five award categories: 

Technology Champion Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that embraces the latest technology and digital tools to prepare students for the future workplace. This person or team anticipates technological needs of the labour market to ensure students benefit from hands-on training that will prepare them for the workforce. 

Individual Award Recipient: Wendy Morgan 

Team Recipient: Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) Team (Ankur Arora, Cole Radoja, Fereydoon Diba, Jesus Venegas Villaneuva, Mahdi Pirmoradian, Mitrajsinh Digvijaysinh Ravalji, Philippe Shurtleff, Tafan Yaseen Ali, Farnoosh Attar, Mehataj Shaik, Milad Keshani, Mitchell Syer, Mohammed Kamrul Hassan, Saba Molazadeh, Sasan Soleimani Hesari, Tristan Colaco, Jesse Melo, Blane Bell , Jeremy Dalby) 

Student & Employer Success Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that encourages collaboration between students and employers to establish practical, real-world opportunities that ensure graduates are job ready. 

Individual Award Recipient: Patti-Lynn Davis 

Team Recipient: Jan Watson, Nicole Grady, Susan Garfat, Alannah Ferguson, Jennifer Morrissey, Nicole Holden, Valerie Dalby 

Strengthening Communities Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates a commitment to strengthening our communities through creating an inclusive and welcoming campus for all. This person or team is dedicated to creating economic and social development partnerships that advance the future of our communities and provide opportunities for students and staff. 

Individual Award Recipient: Jon Carter 

Team Recipient: Alannah Ferguson, Jennifer Morrissey, Catherine Adesanya, Janice-Lee Foxon, Katie Taylor, Jen Berry, Martina McDowell, Andrew Bohart, Barbara Shaw, Lori McQuaid, Susan O’Toole 

Diversity and Inclusion Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that ensures Fleming College is a welcoming place for staff, students, and the communities we serve. This person or team goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our diverse populations and to enrich our communities. 

Individual Award Recipient: Mamdouh Mina 

Team Recipient: Indigenous Perspectives Faculty Team (Erin Hayward, CherylAnn James, Beedahbin Peltier) 

Employee Success Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates a positive, equitable and supportive workplace culture. This person or team is dedicated to contributing to an energized workplace that respects and values the opinion and ideas of all employees. 

Individual Award Recipient: Molly Westland 

Team Recipient: Lisa Burke and Nancy Barrett 

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer 

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530 
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144 
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680 

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College Opens Doors To The New Cobourg Learning Centre

Fleming College has officially opened the doors of a new educational facility that will attract more students and train more workers in the heart of Northumberland County.

Positioned just outside Cobourg’s downtown core, the Cobourg Learning Centre is a 3,325 square-foot facility located at 609 William St.

The Learning Centre will host Fleming’s established programs like Academic Upgrading, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, Corporate Training and continuing education classes. 

“Programs like these are the bedrock for developing and maintaining a viable, skilled workforce in the Northumberland community,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming has had a presence in Cobourg for many years, and we are delighted to maintain that presence and be an important part of the catchment area for Cobourg and Northumberland for years to come.”

From left, Fleming College Chair Fred Clifford, Cobourg Mayor John Henderson, Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini and Fleming College President Maureen Adamson officially open the doors at the Cobourg Learning Centre.

“This is a fantastic step forward for Fleming College,” said Board Chair Fred Clifford. “This new facility has a tremendous impact on our ability to offer Fleming’s outstanding programs to more people in the Northumberland region.”

President Adamson and Chair Clifford were joined at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 27, 2022, by Cobourg Mayor John Henderson and Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini.

Fleming College Helps Fill Employment Gaps In City of Kawartha Lakes

Fleming College has received funding from the Province of Ontario to help address the growing skilled worker shortage in the region.  

The Ontario government is investing $1,607,925 in three local projects that will be delivered by the College and Trent University through The City of Kawartha Lakes.  

“This is incredible news for local jobs seekers and employers in Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough County,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “These three local programs delivered by Fleming College and Trent University will help people upgrade their skills and get connected with local jobs that are in-demand now and in the future.”  

Fleming College has used this funding for the procurement of simulators for the heavy equipment, forestry, public works and agricultural sectors. 

The College is currently offering one-day training on the simulators, providing workers with the opportunity to upskill while allowing job seekers and students to explore careers in these high-demand sectors. 

The funds come from Ontario’s Skills Development fund, which has provided over $200 million in funding for projects that address challenges to hiring, training, or retraining workers during the pandemic.  

“Our government is working for workers every day. Through our Skills Development Fund, we’re giving workers the training they need to fill in-demand jobs, earn bigger paycheques and advance in rewarding careers that make their families and communities stronger,” said Minister McNaughton. “Our government has a workers-first plan to deliver a stronger Ontario. As we build today for a better tomorrow, we need all hands-on deck. We’re leaving nobody behind and we’re getting it done.”