Global Supply Chain Management program hosts special guest speaker

Renowned business consultant and author Mark Kozak-Holland will visit Peterborough on February 7 to speak to Fleming College students in the post-graduate Global Supply Chain Management program.Mr. Kozak-Holland will present “Churchill’s Demand Driven Supply Chain: Beaverbrook’s story.”  Entertaining and full of intriguing historical details, the presentation focuses on how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Canadian Lord Beaverbrook jump-started production of RAF aircraft in the wake of an invasion threat from Germany during World War II.The presentation looks at how Churchill and Beaverbrook initiated a project that moved the peacetime economy into one that could support a war. This included acting with agility, understanding the supply chain and focusing strained resources on the threat as well as how:• Churchill and Beaverbrook overcame institutionalized resistance to change• Beaverbrook selected his project team• Best practices were brought in from various industries• Preconceived notions were continuously challenged• Metrics were used to track and guide the projectThis historical analysis is done through a modern business lens, describing Beaverbrook’s actions and strategy using modern business tools and techniques.Mr. Kozak-Holland has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies leverage emerging technologies, straddling the two worlds of business and information technology. He is also a historian, seeking out the wisdom of the past to help others avoid repeating mistakes and to capture time-proven techniques. This presentation is just one in a series authored by Mr. Kozak-Holland at www.lessons-from-history.com.The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place in room 374 of the Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough from 10:30 a.m. to noon on February 7.

Employers seeking Fleming students and grads

Students and alumni of Fleming College will have access to numerous of job opportunities at upcoming Job Fairs at the Sutherland and Frost campuses.The Job Fair at Sutherland Campus will take place on Tuesday, February 12 in the main foyer while the Frost Campus Job Fair is set for Thursday, February 14 on the Discovery Trail. Employers seeking qualified and skilled graduates will descend on Fleming College for these two events, with company representatives offering summer positions, career opportunities and immediate job openings.Last year’s recruiters included environmental engineers, police services (RCMP, OPP, Durham Region), local businesses, and non-profit organizations among many others.All current and past Fleming students are welcome to attend either event.

New Governors officially welcomed to Fleming College

Fleming College’s Board of Governors officially inducted three new members today at a special ceremony at the Sutherland Campus.New External Governor Nancy Keating is a human resources professional in the manufacturing industry and will bring a training and development perspective to the Board. She will serve a three-year term as a Fleming College Governor.Ms. Keating is currently a Human Resources Generalist with Zircatec Precision Industries, a Cameco Company. Previously she has worked as a Human Resources Representative for Americredit Financial Company in Peterborough.The Board also officially inducted Ruth Greig and Matthew Taft to their one-year terms as Student Governors. Ms. Greig is currently enrolled in the new post-graduate Event Management program at the Sutherland Campus while Mr. Taft is enrolled in the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at the Frost Campus.The ceremony included a presentation from Board Chair Murray Rodd and Fleming President Dr. Tony Tilly where the new governors were given the college tartan – the Murray Clan tartan. Traditionally, members of the Fleming family wear the Murray tartan in recognition of a long friendship between the two families.

Provincial government praised for investment in colleges

Provincial government praised for investment in colleges
(l-r) Fleming President Dr. Tony Tilly, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal and Fleming Board Chair Murray Rodd.

Fleming College applauds the provincial government’s announcement today of an additional $65 million for campus improvements at colleges across Ontario.“This investment is welcome news and a clear signal the government recognizes the essential role college graduates play in Ontario’s success,” said Fleming College President Dr. Tony Tilly.  “This funding is vital to helping colleges equip students with high-quality education and training.”Fleming College will receive $2,190,600. The funding will be used toward deferred maintenance projects, upgrading campus safety and security, as well as improvements to energy efficiency. More specifically, the funding will allow the college to start phasing in safety upgrades and continue with the ongoing replacement of its outdated Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning units. Replacing the units has reduced the college’s carbon dioxide emissions by 100 tonnes annually.College education and training are acutely important at this time, as the province manages economic challenges. Improving the college’s facilities ensures Fleming students and staff have a safe and state-of-the-art learning and working environment.“This funding is particularly appreciated. As a community college offering hands-on, applied learning we have committed to providing our students and staff with superior facilities while remaining dedicated to sound environmental practices. With the help of the provincial government we can stay on course and continue to provide a high-quality educational experience for all of our students,” said Dr. Tilly.Higher education has become a necessity for many people in today’s economy. More than 90 per cent of the net new jobs created from 1997 to 2006 went to those with postsecondary education. Colleges play an important part in retraining workers who have been laid off. The colleges will also play an important role in addressing the approaching skills shortage. It is estimated Ontario will be short more than 360,000 skilled employees by 2025.“Ontario has never had a greater need for college graduates,” Dr. Tilly said. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the McGuinty government to ensure more people are able to fulfill their potential through a college education.”

Fleming College Board of Governors Meeting

The Fleming College Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, January 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Scholfield Boardroom, room 5920 at the Sutherland Campus of Fleming College, 599 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough.The meeting agenda is attached. Please note there will be a special ceremony to induct new Governors to the Board that will take place at the beginning of the meeting.To view the meeting agenda, visit: http://fleming0.flemingc.on.ca/bog/agendas/meeting_agendas.htm

CSI Peterborough – Looking for an Exciting Tech Career in an Expanding Industry?

Take a look at our Computer and Security Investigations (CSI) program. Computer security is no longer a concern restricted to corporations and government – issues of cyber crime are a part of daily life. Fraud, identity theft, hacking and destroying the computer infrastructure of business and government are all criminal acts and computers are the tools of crime.Our Computer Security and Investigations program is unique in Ontario. The three-year diploma program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in the protection and security of information technology. The final, sixth semester of the program is a project completed with real-world clients where students work in partnership with business, industry, a law enforcement agency or government. Career opportunities include: Information Technology Security Analyst Computer Security Consultant nvestigator Network Security Specialist Computer Forensics ExaminerSee the program page for more information.

Photo Arts in Focus

Photo Arts in Focus

Create a foundation portfolio of your work, learn to use a variety of photographic material and equipment, and explore historic and contemporary photographic techniques during the 14-week Photo Arts program offered at Haliburton Campus in September. This intensive program requires previous photography or art experience. You will develop basic to intermediate skills in the photo arts while you explore your creative expression.Learn from leading photographic artists through lectures, hands-on practical exercises and extensive studio classes supplemented with open studio time to work on independent projects.Corin Forrester of Lakefield is a 2007 graduate of the Photo Arts program. Ms. Forrester was recently selected as a runner up in the Seasons Category for the annual photo contest in Canadian Geographic magazine. Her photo, taken in Haliburton, will be published in January’s edition and is available on the magazine’s website: http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/photocontest/winners/2007/To view more of Ms. Forrester’s photography, visit: www.corinfordforrester.comSee the program page for more information on Fleming’s Photo Arts program. 

Combine Your Love of Nature and Your Adventurous Spirit with Eco/Adventure Tourism

This 2-semester program for college or university grads, or those with relevant experience, may change the way you look at the world. Learn how to blend community, economic and resource management needs to help find a balance between environmental and social concerns, and the impact of nature and adventure based travel. Ecotourism and adventure tourism are growing segments of the travel market worldwide.Our beautiful Haliburton Campus will be your home base for the Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Management program, which starts in September. From there, you will begin with a 5-day fall canoe or sea kayak trip with your classmates and certified instructors.In addition to leadership and teamwork skills, you can acquire industry-related professional certifications, learn about community development through volunteer community activities, and participate in field trips to sites such as interpretive facilities, conservation areas, camps, off-grid homes and eco-lodges. The program ends with either a 3-week volunteer field placement at an ecotourism and/or adventure tourism based operation, or a 10-day study trip. Popular destinations for the placement or study trip include Belize, Costa Rica, the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Ontario and the east coast.See the program page for more information.

New: Blasting Techniques/Surface Blasting

Fascinated by the explosives industry? Do you like to work outdoors? If so, consider a career as a blaster – job opportunities are very good across many sectors and several provinces, including Ontario. This two-semester Ontario College Certificate starting in September is the only program of its kind in Canada. Blasters fill blast holes with explosives and detonate them to dislodge coal, ore, rock, or aggregate, or to demolish structures. They are employed by mining, quarrying, and construction, and drilling and blasting companies, as well as in the special effects industry. When you complete the program, you will be eligible to write the exemption exam for the Level One requirements of the in-school curriculum for the Surface Blaster Apprenticeship (278-B). Since Fleming College is a training delivery agent for this apprenticeship, program graduates can continue directly into the work portion of the apprenticeship if hired by industry. You will also have common core certification as a Surface Miner as required by the Ministry of Labour to enter most blasting sites. You will have the option of certifying with the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) in Quarrying, Basic Construction Blasting, and the Fundamentals of Blasting (Level One). Or, you can expand your career and job opportunities by continuing at Fleming College in the Resources Drilling and Blasting Technician diploma program, with direct entry into the program’s second semesterSee the program page for more information.

Education Options events for students and grads

Fleming College will next week host Education Options events at the Sutherland and Frost campuses: Monday, January 21 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sutherland Campus – main foyer Tuesday, January 22 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Frost Campus – Discovery TrailThese events keep students informed of the many opportunities that exist for them at Fleming, once they have completed their diploma.All students are invited to attend the Education Options events where they can find out more about double diploma options, post-graduate certificate programs, advanced standing options, or look at degree completion options that are offered at a number of universities.At the upcoming Education Options events, representatives from the following universities will be attending: Athabasca University Cape Breton University Carleton University Certified General Accountants Guelph University KOM – representing Griffiths University and the University of Western Sydney Lakehead University Trent University University of Canada West Waterloo University York UniversityRepresentatives from each of Fleming’s schools also will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information on the many education options available to Fleming students and graduates.As part of the Education Options events, the college will host an information session: "Looking at degree completion options – getting started with the process".   This session will be held in Room 5920 at the Sutherland Campus from 11 a.m. to noon on January 21. It will be held in Room 285 at the Frost  Campus from 11 a.m. to noon on January 22. The sessions are open to all interested students and will be facilitated by Christine Diaz, Transfer Credit Coordinator at Trent University.For more information on the Education Options events, contact Brenda Liston-Hanley, Manager of Liaison, at bliston@flemingc.on.ca