FastStart Fleming College presents Nicole Verkindt, founder of OMX and CBC TV’s newest dragon

Dragon's Den Next Gen at the CBC in Toronto, Ontario Monday September 28/2015. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen )
 (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen )

Peterborough ON (Jan. 18, 2017) – FastStart Fleming College will host CBC TV’s newest dragon from Dragon’s Den Next Gen as part of free event to inspire young entrepreneurs.

Nicole Verkindt, founder of OMX (Offset Market Exchange) and also a CBC news panelist on the business show The Exchange, will speak in Peterborough on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Highlighting the importance of disruptive thinking, technology, innovation, and women’s roles in business, Verkindt stresses to audiences that the key to success lies in the ability to ignore being told “no” over and over again.

Verkindt also believes in the role of entrepreneurs to grow the economy and help solve global issues. She launched OMX in 2012, when she was only 27 years old. The online platform is the only one in the world to manage obligations government contractors have to invest in local economies, a policy called “offsets.” The platform is a powerful online marketplace with users from the world’s top defence, aerospace, shipbuilding sectors, and tens of thousands of local suppliers around the world. The platform also generates data analytics to help governments understand economic impacts of procurement decisions.

Prior to founding OMX, Verkindt launched Tiburon in 2008, an offshore manufacturing business in the Dominican Republic, which sold shelter components to government contractors during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It was also during this time that Haiti experienced their devastating earthquake. She reacted by founding the non-profit organization GlassFrog, which provided aid to the torn nation.

Verkindt graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a specialization in International Political Science and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, she worked for Big Media Group out of Belgium, and was stationed on international projects consulting with governments and international industry looking to target foreign investment.

Verkindt’s talk will take place at Market Hall from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 9. Tickets are free and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/e-connect-with-nicole-verkindt-tickets-31135939433

The FastStart Peterborough entrepreneurship program, for youth aged 18-29, is a partnership between Fleming College, Trent University and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster.

About FastStart
FastStart is an entrepreneurship training partnership designed to increase skills and awareness among Peterborough area youth and help them develop solid business plans and take products and services to market. It is being funded through an $800,000 Government of Ontario grant being shared equally between Fleming College, Trent University, Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology under the province’s On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program, managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). For more information visit http://www.faststartfs.ca/

About the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster
The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster drives technology-based, innovation-driven, and entrepreneurship-led economic growth and high-tech job creation by providing programs designed to increase innovation, entrepreneurship, commercialization and new company creation & growth. The Cluster partners with academia and industry to provide support to start-up technology companies and entrepreneurs to help take innovative ideas and processes to market. Core Funding is provided by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Trent University, Fleming College and the Peterborough Region Angel Network. For more information visit http://www.innovationcluster.ca.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Javier Bravo
Entrepreneurship Liaison
Fleming College
705-749-5530 ext. 1152
javier.bravo@flemingcollege.ca
www.flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College Forestry program celebrates 50th anniversary with alumni reunion at Forests Ontario conference

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City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (January 13, 2017) – Alumni of Fleming College’s Forestry program are invited to commemorate a major milestone in partnership with Forests Ontario.

In 2017, Fleming’s Forestry program will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Forests Ontario is helping mark the occasion by hosting a Fleming alumni reunion in conjunction with its annual conference.

“On the occasion of the program’s 50th anniversary, we look forward to bringing together generations of graduates to celebrate Fleming’s continued contributions to forestry in Ontario and beyond,” said Rob Keen, RFP, Forests Ontario CEO. “Ontario’s forestry sector includes 180,000 professionals whose work supports innumerable social, economic, and environmental benefits throughout our communities. For decades, Fleming’s forestry programs have been responsible for the training of so many of those who have made our province a globally recognized leader in the sustainable management of forest resources.”

Every year, Forests Ontario Annual Conference brings together more than 300 landowners, forestry professionals, students, educator and those passionate about our forests to explore key issues. Sessions at the 2017 conference will discuss how it takes a forest to build healthy communities and a robust and prosperous society. It takes a forest to keep us healthy, support wildlife, build our communities and fight climate change. As society makes critical decisions regarding our forests, it is now more important than ever that we all understand the importance of this great resource in a changing world. The forests of Ontario have a great story to tell.

Fleming Forestry graduates from all years are invited to attend the reunion and networking event taking place at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ont. from 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2017.

Alumni are encouraged to attend the reunion and then join Forests Ontario for the 2017 annual conference the following day.

Forestry, now a two-year diploma program with an optional co-op, was the first program offered within Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences and is today the largest in Canada.

Alumni can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fleming-college-forestry-program-50th-anniversary-tickets-29996667841. For more information about the event, contact: info@forestsontario.ca.

Ontario’s 24 colleges, including Fleming, will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017. Over the past five decades, more than two million people have graduated from Ontario colleges. Today, the college system offers 900 programs (diplomas, degrees and post-graduate certificates) that provide students with the professional and technical skills to pursue careers in every sector of the economy. For more information, visit: http://amazing50.ca/.

About Fleming College
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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

About Forests Ontario
Forests Ontario is the voice for our forests. Working to promote a future of healthy forest sustaining healthy people, Forests Ontario is committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas, as well as the renewal and stewardship of Ontario’s forests through restoration, education and awareness. Visit www.forestsontario.ca or follow us @Forests_Ontario.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Jeanette Holder
Communications Manager
jholder@forestsontario.ca
416-646-1193 ext. 257

 

 

Prestigious international designation recognizes region as leader in sustainability education

 

Peterborough, ON (January 11th, 2017) Peterborough-Kawarthas-Haliburton has been designated as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University as endorsed by UNESCO.

The RCE initiative recognizes regions from around the world that demonstrate leadership in addressing complex sustainability challenges, and works to network these communities internationally to support even greater innovation and collaboration.

The region was selected through a juried review process by the Ubuntu Committee of Peers, and was among only a few to receive the prestigious designation. This is a true testament to the leadership and commitment to sustainability demonstrated across this region. In addition to Toronto and Sudbury, Peterborough-Kawarthas-Haliburton is only the third RCE to be designated in the province, and the eighth in Canada. There are 150 RCEs globally.

A diverse partnership that included academic institutions such as Fleming College, governments and government agencies, private sector partnerships, and NGOs came together to support the development of our region’s RCE application.

“This designation is a testament to a commitment, across our region, to sustainability education at all levels. It reflects our strong capacity to work together as academic institutions, businesses, NGOs, governments, and citizens to achieve a more sustainable future for generations to come. Fleming College is proud to be a partner in this initiative,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly.

The success of this application also speaks to the long regional history of transformative and collaborative education to achieve local and global sustainability goals.

The application identified five long-term objectives that will guide the work of the local RCE network moving forward. These include:

  • • To recognize the vital importance of Indigenous Knowledge systems as they engage across all curricula
  • To implement age-appropriate sustainability and stewardship education frameworks from pre-school to secondary school, in both formal and informal settings
  • To build strong bridges between school curriculum and the spectrum of programs offered at Trent University and Fleming College
  • To link post-secondary programs and community-based training programs to green jobs, research, and innovation in the region, and
  • To develop reciprocal exchanges of sustainability knowledge and practice between residents within the region and with communities across the globe

While the work of this newly established RCE network lies ahead, this designation will serve as a meaningful platform and catalyst for deeper partnerships and sustained collaborative action. A formal program launch and celebration is being planned for May 2017, with more details to be shared in the coming months.

 

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For more information contact:

Brianna Salmon | Executive Director | GreenUP, 705-745-3238 x 203

Jacob Rodenburg | Executive Director | Camp Kawartha, 705-652-3860

Jane Gray | Fleming College, 705-872-5723

Fleming College receives research funding

 

City of Kawartha Lakes (Jan. 12, 2017) – Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) in Lindsay has been awarded a $75,000 federal research grant as part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program.

The funding will support ongoing research in partnership with BlueLeaf Inc., at their study site in Quebec to evaluate an innovative Canadian-developed reactor for the capture and removal of phosphorus from agricultural subsurface drainage water.

Phosphorus losses in agricultural drainage waters are among the most difficult form of source pollution to mitigate. This research will help to develop systems to provide the necessary drainage for agricultural operations while also preventing ecological damage to surface water from phosphorus.

“With more than 8M hectares of drained land in Canada, the results of this research will contribute significantly to new knowledge for agri-environmental applications that can provide innovative solutions for the agricultural industry,” states Dr. Brent Wootton of Fleming College.

BlueLeaf Inc. President Barry Husk, “We have been working with Fleming since 2008 and are excited to continue our work with the CAWT team to research our technologies for new applications that can help reduce the harmful environmental effects of phosphorus.”

“Connecting industry with the unique knowledge and applied research expertise offered by Canadian colleges leads to beneficial collaborations and the creation of cutting-edge technologies”, says Bettina Hamelin, Vice President, Research Partnerships at NSERC.  “We are proud to support this partnership that will result in innovative techniques to improve Canada’s environment and economy.”

Fleming College’s CAWT in Lindsay conducts research in the areas of water and wastewater treatment. Working with industry partners the CAWT provides applied research and technology development services to the private sector, government and non-governmental agencies and universities.

BlueLeaf Inc. specializes in the environmental fields of water and agriculture with services that include evaluation, environmental control and restoration of watersheds using an integrated, global approach. Their research farm practices conventional, non-organic agriculture and is part of the St. Francis River basin and the greater St. Lawrence River basin of southern Quebec.

NSERC invests over $1 billion each year in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada. Our investments deliver discoveries, valuable world-firsts in knowledge claimed by a brain trust of over 11,000 professors, world-leading researchers in their fields. Our investments enable partnerships and collaborations that connect industry with discoveries and the people behind them. Researcher-industry partnerships established by NSERC help inform R&D, solve scale-up challenges and reduce the risks of developing high-potential technology.

 

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For more information:

Fleming College, Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment
Heather Watson, Marketing and Communications
705-324-9144 x 3078 heather.watson@flemingcollege.ca

 

BlueLeaf Inc.
Barry Husk, President
819-472-9525 bhusk@blue-leaf.ca

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Martin Leroux, Senior Communications Advisor
613-943-7618 media@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

 

 

 

Fleming College Education Pathways Fair to take place at Frost, Sutherland campuses

 

education-pathways-lightbulb-logoEvent helps post-secondary students and graduates discover pathways to further education

Peterborough ON – (January 11, 2017) – Students and alumni of Fleming College will have the opportunity to learn about pursuing further education at the second annual Education Pathways Fair.

The event, which is open to the public, provides an opportunity for students and graduates to discover education pathways both within Fleming as well as with the College’s many Ontario, Canadian, and international partners.

“Our purpose is to provide clear and accessible pathways, giving our students enhanced opportunities to move between programs and institutions to reach their educational goals. This event is a significant part of these pathways opportunities,” said Susan Kloosterman, Fleming College’s Director, Academic Planning & Operations & Student Pathways, Academic Operations.

“The Education Pathways Fair allows Fleming students and alumni to ask the critical questions to respective institutions about programs, scholarship opportunities and on-campus supports,” added David Adam Baker, Fleming College Business Intelligence Analyst/Pathways Coordinator.

The fair will take place at both Frost and Sutherland campuses on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 respectively.

More than 25 universities, many with articulation agreements with Fleming, will be on-site to provide information about how to use a Fleming certificate or diploma to earn a degree in less time and less cost. These include Ontario’s University of Waterloo, Queen’s University and University of Guelph as well as University of New Brunswick, University of Northern British Columbia, IT Sligo in Ireland, Griffith University in Australia, and Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom.

Fleming will also feature information about its post-graduate and advanced standing programs that add specialized skills to a college diploma or university degree.

Here are the event details:

Frost Campus
Tuesday, Jan. 31
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Discovery Trail
200 Albert St. S., Lindsay

Sutherland Campus
Wednesday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Main Foyer
599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

For information about Education Pathways, contact Business Intelligence Analyst/Pathways Coordinator David Adam Baker at 705-749-5530 ext. 1268 or e-mail david.baker@flemingcollege.ca. (Please see below for a full list of exhibitors.)

About Education Pathways
Fleming has many articulation and credit transfer agreements with Ontario, Canadian and international post-secondary institutions. Each articulation or credit transfer agreement defines admission requirements and the recognition of credits earned through a Fleming College certificate or diploma program. flemingcollege.ca/education-pathways

About Fleming College
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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

List of exhibitors:

  • Fleming College – Recruitment (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Acadia University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Algoma University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Brock University (Sutherland)
  • Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia (Frost)
  • Carleton University (Sutherland)
  • Griffith University, Australia (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • KOM Consultants (Sutherland)
  • Lake Superior State University, Michigan (Sutherland)
  • Lakehead University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Laurentian University (Sutherland)
  • Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • McMaster University (Sutherland)
  • Nipissing University (Sutherland)
  • Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Queen’s University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Robert Gordon University, UK (Sutherland)
  • Royal Roads University, British Columbia (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Ryerson University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Trent University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Guelph (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Guelph-Humber (Sutherland)
  • University of New Brunswick (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Northern British Columbia (Frost)
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Sutherland)
  • University of Toronto, Scarborough (Sutherland)
  • University of Waterloo (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Windsor (Sutherland)
  • Vancouver Island University (Frost)
  • York University (Sutherland and Frost)

 

 

 

 

Fleming College selected as a “Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum”


Fleming is the only Canadian post-secondary institution chosen to be part of the program

Peterborough ON – (Dec. 20, 2016) – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has selected Fleming College as the only post-secondary institution in Canada to be one of 13 Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

The Centers will partner with AASHE to offer workshops and other professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum beginning in 2017. The Centers were selected through a competitive application process held earlier this year.

As stated by AASHE, the goal of the Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, which is in its first year, is to accelerate the infusion of sustainability content into curriculum by increasing the availability and accessibility of faculty development opportunities related to sustainability. The professional development offerings from these Centers will be available to faculty from other institutions in the region.

Other Centers include the University of California, the University of Southern California – Columbia, the Washington Center for Sustainability at Seattle University and Western Washington University, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

“I am confident that this pilot program will help faculty from a wide range of disciplines include sustainability content in their courses. As a result of this program, more students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to help solve sustainability challenges,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser.

“Most of Fleming College’s programs feature a ‘greening’ of the curriculum, a pioneering effort to ensure an educational foundation in sustainability across academic areas,” said Judith Limkilde, Fleming College Vice-President Academic. “For example, in 2015 we introduced a Sustainability Learning Outcome for all of our diploma programs at the College. Faculty in our Schools of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Business, Justice and Community Development, Health and Wellness, Art and Design and  Trades and Technology have been leading the way in bringing sustainability into classrooms and communities. They will play a key role in the Center by sharing their sustainability expertise with a wider academic community. ”

In September 2016, Fleming’s efforts toward sustainability were recognized by AASHE through the recipt of a STARS Silver Rating. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. With more than 650 participants on six continents, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely-recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.
About AASHE
AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org. Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.

About Fleming College
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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

 

 

Wrap It Up: Student art exhibition at Haliburton Campus

 

A flurry of activity is happening in the studios of Fleming College’ s Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD).

Students are busy preparing for Wrap it Up, the end-of-semester art exhibition hosted by current students in full-time diploma and certificate programs at HSAD.

This one day show will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Haliburton Campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wrap it Up provides an opportunity for emerging artists to gain exhibition experience and showcase their many talents. The student-based initiative will feature a variety of media from fall semester students including painting and drawing, artist blacksmithing, fibres, ceramics, and moving image design.

Artists will be available to discuss their works and answer questions. Select works will be available for purchase.

The exhibition is free of charge and open to all. Join inspiring students for light refreshments as well as the opportunity to explore the unique and stimulating space that is the Haliburton School of Art + Design.

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Celebrating the official opening of the new Spa + Clinic at Fleming College

 

spaclinicThe new Spa + Clinic at Fleming College offers massage therapy and esthetic services to the public

Peterborough ON – (November 25, 2016) – With its focus on applied learning opportunities for students, Fleming College will officially open the new Spa + Clinic at Sutherland Campus on Monday, Nov. 28.

Operated by students in the Massage Therapy and Esthetician programs (and supervised by faculty), the Spa + Clinic at Fleming College offers therapeutic treatments and a full range of esthetic services to both the college community and the public.

Fleming’s School of Health and Wellness created the Spa + Clinic with the move of the Esthetician program to Sutherland Campus this fall. While the massage therapy clinic has been part of the campus for a number of years, it underwent renovations in summer 2016. The spa was developed adjacent to the clinic to co-locate the services in the A wing of the building. The new space is just over 4,400 square feet.

“The relocation of the Esthetician program to Peterborough offered an opportunity to create seamless therapeutic and wellness services at our Sutherland Campus,” said Carol Kelsey, Dean of the School of Health and Wellness. “The Spa + Clinic at Fleming College emulates a real practice environment, providing valuable applied learning experiences. The students can hone their business and soft skills as well as professionalism, thereby enhancing their employability.”

The opening takes place at 3:15 p.m. on Nov. 28 in the main foyer of Sutherland Campus with tours of the Spa + Clinic available to the public. Students will be demonstrating massage techniques and spa treatments during the opening.

Currently, students are providing massage treatments to the public while spa services will start in the new year.

The Spa + Clinic at Fleming College uses only top professional products for its full range of services. As part of the opening, the Spa + Clinic is offering a special incentive – book a full-service spa treatment in January and receive a free mini manicure. To book a service, visit flemingcollege.ca/spa-clinic or email spa-clinic@flemingcollege.ca.


About Fleming College

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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

New partnership between Fleming College and IT Sligo paves the way for degree completion, student exchanges

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Multiple Fleming College programs eligible for international degree pathways within newly-signed MOU 

Peterborough, ON (Nov. 24, 2016) – Fleming College in Ontario, Canada has signed a comprehensive and ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IT Sligo in Ireland that provides pathways to a degree for 10 Fleming diploma programs.

For the first time ever at Fleming, Carpentry Technician students have a defined pathway to a degree. Eligible graduates can complete IT Sligo’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology degree program or the BSc in Construction Project Management.

And, in another first for Fleming, eligible graduates of the Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician program can go on to complete a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Mechatronics.

“IT Sligo and Fleming believe that the changing economic environment is based on knowledge that is international in scope. These pathways acknowledge these changes and offer greater choice to our students to enter that flexible work environment. This MOU is also recognition of the quality of the diplomas offered at Fleming,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Trades and Technology and the School of Business.

Other pathways within the agreement include:

  • Environmental Technician/Technology, Ecosystem Management to BSc in Environmental Protection or BSc in Environmental Science
  • Early Childhood Education to BA in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Social Service Worker to BA in Social Care Practice
  • Recreation and Leisure Services to Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Leisure
  • Computer Engineering Technician/Technology to BSc in Computing in Systems & Networking

Select IT Sligo degree programs offer online options for students, and most of the designated degree programs allow Fleming alumni to complete a degree with just one additional year of study or an honours degree with two further years of study.

The MOU also offers pathways to Fleming College for graduates of IT Sligo Higher Certificate programs, and lays the groundwork to develop opportunities for faculty and student exchanges, professional development, and distance education.

“I have talked personally with Fleming graduates who have gone on to complete degree programs in Ireland. They speak highly of the experience and confirm that their education at Fleming proved to be great preparation for the next stage in their education. I am certain that this agreement with IT Sligo will lead to similar success,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly.

 

About IT Sligo
Since it first opened in September 1970, IT Sligo has been one of Ireland’s leading third level institutions. Students are at the heart of what we do. It is home to 6,000 students across the Institute’s full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programmes. Of those, 2,000 are studying online. IT Sligo is the place to help you get ahead in the world of work with an industry placement. Thanks to our close contacts and research collaborations with leading companies and major employers, we can offer you a wide variety of opportunities. Working towards re-designation as a technological university, a €60 million investment in campus facilities over the last decade has created a stunning 21st century learning environment. Across the Institute’s three Schools of Learning in Business & Social Sciences; Engineering & Design; and Science, IT Sligo is constantly developing and enhancing its courses and facilities to provide an overall package which matches the needs of the student today – and tomorrow.

About Fleming College
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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370