Openings within Fleming’s Toddler Program

Fleming College’s Toddler Program currently has openings for its annual session, which will run in Peterborough in February and March 2009.The informative and enjoyable Toddler Program, offered within Fleming’s Early Childhood Education program, offers openings for infants and toddlers – aged 12 to 24 months – and their parents and/or caregivers.The Toddler Program runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from February 3 until April 1. Parents can choose whether to attend the Tuesday morning eight week session or the Wednesday morning eight week session.Your infant or toddler can take part in fun, stimulating activities with other children while you attend interesting parenting workshops with other parents and caregivers next door.The program matches you and your child with a fourth semester student enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program. The student will oversee your child’s play and learning activities while you attend the workshop sessions.All program activities are organized and supervised by faculty members within the Early Childhood Education program.• Date: February 3 and 4 to March 31 and April 1• Time: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. each Tuesday or Wednesday• Fee: $35 ($5 paid upon registration with remainder due by February 1)• Location: St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 566 Armour Rd. in PeterboroughSpace is limited and is allocated on a first come, first serve basis. For more information or to register, call 705-749-5530 x 1228 or x 1150.     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Openings within Fleming’s Toddler Program

Fleming College’s Toddler Program currently has openings for its annual session, which will run in Peterborough in February and March 2009.The informative and enjoyable Toddler Program, offered within Fleming’s Early Childhood Education program, offers openings for infants and toddlers – aged 12 to 24 months – and their parents and/or caregivers.The Toddler Program runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from February 3 until April 1. Parents can choose whether to attend the Tuesday morning eight week session or the Wednesday morning eight week session.Your infant or toddler can take part in fun, stimulating activities with other children while you attend interesting parenting workshops with other parents and caregivers next door.The program matches you and your child with a fourth semester student enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program. The student will oversee your child’s play and learning activities while you attend the workshop sessions.All program activities are organized and supervised by faculty members within the Early Childhood Education program.• Date: February 3 and 4 to March 31 and April 1• Time: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. each Tuesday or Wednesday• Fee: $35 ($5 paid upon registration with remainder due by February 1)• Location: St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 566 Armour Rd. in PeterboroughSpace is limited and is allocated on a first come, first serve basis. For more information or to register, call 705-749-5530 x 1228 or x 1150.     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Job Fair at Job Connect

Please join us for a Job Fair for Pro Home Health Services at Fleming College’s Job Connect location in Peterborough.Pro Home Health Services is interested in hiring Personal Support Workers, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses. For current openings check http://www.prohome.ca/jobsThe Job Fair will take place on Monday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Job Connect’s offices at the McRae Campus, Room 102, 555 Bonaccord Street in Peterborough.

Souper Bowl ’08 at Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus

Cobourg ON – Delicious soups and chilis will tempt taste buds at Souper Bowl ’08 Luncheon and Bake Sale at Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus on Wednesday, November 19.The lunch, an annual fundraiser for the Northumberland United Way, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campus, 1005 Elgin St. in Cobourg.Tickets are $7 and include a bowl of soup or chili, a fresh-baked roll (donated by the Dutch Oven) and a bottle of water (donated by Mill Valley). Chartwells, Fleming’s food service provider, has donated bowls and utensils for the event.Staff members at the campus will also have a bake sale table set up – perfect for dessert.The soup and dessert recipes featured at the event will be compiled into a recipe book for sale at the event with proceeds also going to the United Way.Last year’s event raised $1,000 for our community. All members of the public are invited to attend and help us beat that total. Please join us for this worthwhile event.     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Souper Bowl ’08 at Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus

Cobourg ON – Delicious soups and chilis will tempt taste buds at Souper Bowl ’08 Luncheon and Bake Sale at Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus on Wednesday, November 19.The lunch, an annual fundraiser for the Northumberland United Way, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campus, 1005 Elgin St. in Cobourg.Tickets are $7 and include a bowl of soup or chili, a fresh-baked roll (donated by the Dutch Oven) and a bottle of water (donated by Mill Valley). Chartwells, Fleming’s food service provider, has donated bowls and utensils for the event.Staff members at the campus will also have a bake sale table set up – perfect for dessert.The soup and dessert recipes featured at the event will be compiled into a recipe book for sale at the event with proceeds also going to the United Way.Last year’s event raised $1,000 for our community. All members of the public are invited to attend and help us beat that total. Please join us for this worthwhile event.     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

High school students aim for college credits

Students from Crestwood Secondary School and Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute met at Fleming College on Monday, November 17 for an orientation session on a college credit program in computer networking.About 40 students have signed up for the Fleming College Cisco Networking Academy, now in its third year.Connecting high school students to postsecondary education, the program uses a blended learning model that integrates classroom teaching, online exercises, hands-on lab work and realistic network simulations.The program, four credits in total, allows Crestwood and Adam Scott students to take the first two courses while still in high school. Portions of the first two credits are taught at Crestwood and Adam Scott as well as Fleming, and online at Fleming.Students in this program going on to attend Fleming can then complete the remaining two credits at the college. These courses will also prepare the students to write the Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) exams – allowing the students to use the CCNA designation.As part of the curriculum, students learn to install and configure Cisco switches and routers in local and wide-area networks as well as learn to provide troubleshooting service. Students are also trained in the proper care, maintenance and use of networking software tools and equipment.Despite troubling economic indicators IT hiring isn’t slowing down, according to IT World Canada. Networking (Cisco, VoIP, wireless, net management) is an "in demand" skill for 38 per cent of the hiring managers polled by IT World Canada’s salary survey, while 15 per cent had plans to hire new networking staff.- 30 -For more information, contact:Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5520 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

White pine planted in honour of Premier’s Awards nominees

White pine planted in honour of Premier’s Awards nominees

To honour the many contributions of Fleming College’s Premier’s Awards nominees – past, present, and future – Trees Ontario has generously donated an adult white pine tree that was planted at the Sutherland Campus today.The white pine is located outside of the Brian L. Desbiens Galleria and Technology Wing. Representatives from Trees Ontario, the Premier’s Awards and Fleming College were on-hand for the ceremony, which took place prior to a special event recognizing Fleming College’s 2008 Premier’s Awards nominees and Fleming College Foundation donors."Trees Ontario is thrilled to be supporting the Premier’s Awards in 2009 by planting trees in honour of the nominees," said Michael Scott, President and CEO, Trees Ontario. "This support and involvement will help us to build further awareness around the need to increase Ontario’s tree planting numbers and capacity, while recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of these individuals."Trees Ontario donated the white pine to Fleming College in recognition of Fleming’s donation of more than 400 white pine seedlings to the 2008 Premier’s Awards event. The seedlings will be distributed to those attending the awards event in February.Presented annually, the Premier’s Awards acknowledge outstanding graduates of Ontario’s colleges. Chosen from nominations submitted by Ontario’s colleges, nominees must demonstrate career success related to their college experience and must have made a significant contribution to their community.     – 30 -For more information:     Nicole Lytle-Grady, Alumni/Development Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1390 or nilytle@flemingc.on.caLaura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

White pine planted in honour of Premier’s Awards nominees

White pine planted in honour of Premier’s Awards nominees

To honour the many contributions of Fleming College’s Premier’s Awards nominees – past, present, and future – Trees Ontario has generously donated an adult white pine tree that was planted at the Sutherland Campus today.The white pine is located outside of the Brian L. Desbiens Galleria and Technology Wing. Representatives from Trees Ontario, the Premier’s Awards and Fleming College were on-hand for the ceremony, which took place prior to a special event recognizing Fleming College’s 2008 Premier’s Awards nominees and Fleming College Foundation donors."Trees Ontario is thrilled to be supporting the Premier’s Awards in 2009 by planting trees in honour of the nominees," said Michael Scott, President and CEO, Trees Ontario. "This support and involvement will help us to build further awareness around the need to increase Ontario’s tree planting numbers and capacity, while recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of these individuals."Trees Ontario donated the white pine to Fleming College in recognition of Fleming’s donation of more than 400 white pine seedlings to the 2008 Premier’s Awards event. The seedlings will be distributed to those attending the awards event in February.Presented annually, the Premier’s Awards acknowledge outstanding graduates of Ontario’s colleges. Chosen from nominations submitted by Ontario’s colleges, nominees must demonstrate career success related to their college experience and must have made a significant contribution to their community.     – 30 -For more information:     Nicole Lytle-Grady, Alumni/Development Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1390 or nilytle@flemingc.on.caLaura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Scholarships awarded to first year students

The 2008 Academic Excellence Scholarships were handed out to 15 first year students on October 9.During a reception in the main foyer of the Sutherland Campus, Board of Governors Chair Murray Rodd and President Dr. Tony Tilly greeted the students and their families.“We’re pleased you have chosen Fleming,” said President Tilly. "We hope you’ll stop and chat when you see us in the hall and let us know how you are doing."The recipients are:School of Business and Technology Cassandra Daniels – Business Adminstration, graduate of Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough Daniele Young – Business Administration – Accounting, graduate of Fenelon Falls Secondary School Samantha Shaw – Chef Training, graduate of Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational Institute Jordan George – Business Administration – Marketing, graduate of Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School in PeterboroughSchool of Continuing Education and Skilled Trades Jeffrey Fallis – Welding Techniques, graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in PeterboroughSchool of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Bradley Davis – Electrical Power Generation, graduate of Cobourg District Collegiate Institute EastSchool of Interdisciplinary Studies Jacqueline Miller – General Arts and Science – College Health Science Option, graduate of Courtice Secondary SchoolSchool of Health and Wellness Lydia Wilkinson – Early Childhood Education, graduate of Lakefield District Secondary School Joshua Alls – Educational Assistant, graduate of St. Mary’s Secondary School in Cobourg Kayla Hartin – Practical Nursing, graduate of I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay Kaitlyn Stoneman – Paramedic, graduate of Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes High SchoolSchool of Law, Justice and Community Services Joey Urban – Police Foundations, graduate of Bowmanville High School Ashley Ward – Biotechnology Technologist – Forensics, graduate of Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute Matthew Mercieca – Police Foundations, graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay Krista Bunn – Community and Justice Services, graduate of Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West 

Start your education in January with new programs

Fleming College will offer two new programs to students starting college in January.Office Administration – Compressed and Electrical Techniques will be offered at the Sutherland Campus beginning in January 2009. Fleming College offers more than 40 full-time programs with January start dates.The new Office Administration – Compressed program allows students the opportunity to develop administrative and professional skills while working with the latest computer technology and networking with professionals in the field. The compressed aspect of the program allows students to graduate with an Ontario College Certificate in just 26 weeks.Electrical Techniques is a two-semester certificate program currently offered with a September start date. Due to the high demand for the program, Fleming College will now offer Electrical Techniques with an additional January start date.Students in this program learn network cabling and electrical system installation along with instruction in math, prints and installations, and safety and trade calculations to ensure graduates meet employers’ qualifications.Both programs will be highlighted at Fleming College’s upcoming Fall Open House on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all campuses. For more information, visit www.flemingcollege.com     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca