Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. donates heavy equipment

Enbridge Gas Distribution today announced it will donate equipment valued at $90,000 to Fleming College’s Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology.Enbridge Gas Distribution’s Phil Mannell, General Manager, Central Region East, handed over the keys for three backhoes and three sidebooms to Fleming College President Tony Tilly at a special event at the Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology at the College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay.The backhoes and sidebooms will be used by students in the Heavy Equipment Operator and the Motive Power Techniques programs.The students will gain practical, applied experience as a result of the donation of this equipment. Helping the students at Fleming College is one way that Enbridge Gas Distribution shows support for the communities it serves.“Enbridge Gas Distribution has a strong commitment to education and vehicle safety training,” says Janet Holder, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. “Enbridge is proud to support Fleming College and their commitment to educational excellence by donating six heavy equipment vehicles to the Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology.”“This generous donation from Enbridge Gas Distribution highlights the benefits that come from working with companies in the community. The students will gain much knowledge and practical experience operating and working with these heavy equipment vehicles, which will add to their overall skill set and increase access to career opportunities in their field,” said Tony Tilly, President of Fleming College.“Our students will benefit greatly from this equipment donation from an industry leader like Enbridge. Their fleet management programs are exceptional,” said Carmen Moore, Coordinator of Fleming’s Heavy Equipment programs.Enbridge Gas Distribution has a 160-year history and is Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company. Enbridge Gas Distribution is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, New York State, New Brunswick and southwestern Quebec. For more information go to www.enbridgegas.comLocated in 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 90 full-time programs in Business, Computing and Hospitality; Continuing Education and Skilled Trades; Education, Health and Wellness; Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Fine Arts; Interdisciplinary Studies; and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has 5,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 54,000 alumni.     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370  or copeland@flemingc.on.ca  

Frost Campus to host Ranger Workshop

Fleming College will soon be hosting some special visitors to its Frost Campus – Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Rangers.The Campus will host a Ranger Workshop on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30. More than 50 Rangers are expected to attend.The Rangers, all high school students, will participate in team building exercises on Wednesday as well as outdoor recreation activities such as canoeing, geocaching, tree identification, insects and aquatic health and a visit to the Frost Campus Fish Hatchery.The Rangers will camp out at Frost Campus overnight Wednesday and then participate in workshops on Outdoor Safety and Survival Skills, and Drilling and Blasting on Thursday. The Rangers will also take part in campus tours that day.The MNR Ranger program, which includes both Junior and Stewardship Rangers, is intended for teens aged 17 or turning 17. Junior Rangers stay at a camp all summer. During the day they participate in work activities such as brush clearing, cleaning camp sites, and habitat rehabilitation projects. Stewardship Rangers participate in the daily work activities but live at home throughout the summer. The Rangers are MNR employees and the work they do is part of the MNR’s natural resources work in Ontario.     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming Job Connect partners with Boston Pizza to host job fair

Job Connect at Fleming College has partnered with Boston Pizza to host a job fair in Lindsay on July 17-19.Boston Pizza is seeking motivated, energetic individuals for positions at its new restaurant in Lindsay. Boston Pizza is interested in hiring hostesses, servers, assistant servers, line and prep cooks and bartenders.The Job Fair will take place at Fleming College Job Connect at the Frost Campus in Lindsay – Room 284, 200 Albert St. S. – on the following dates:• Friday, July 17/09 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.• Saturday, July 18/09 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.• Sunday, July 19/09 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.If you’re dynamic, responsible and are looking for a fun and rewarding work environment, then this job fair could be your ticket. Drop by and check it out.Please bring a copy of your resume, proof of identification and be prepared to fill out an application. Interviews will be held on site.For more information, contact Fleming Job Connect at 705-878-9325 or jobconnectlindsay@flemingc.on.ca- 30 –

Invitation for applied project sponsorship

Each year students in Fleming College’s computer and engineering technology programs participate in applied projects, working with industry clients.The students do full-term project work that may be useful to a company’s enterprise – at no salary cost. The project sponsor provides the real-world problem for students to solve or the incentive to create a new product or service.Sponsoring a project can add value to a company’s products and/or services, while providing an excellent learning experience for students.For the forthcoming academic term, the college has students ready to apply their skills in the areas of computer and web programming, computer security, computer network systems, instrumentation, and electronics.For more information, please visit:http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/programs/sub/appliedproject.cfm< p>To submit a Request for Proposal, please visit:http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/programs/sub/rfp.cfmThe college is inviting interested businesses to submit a Request for Proposal by Aug. 21, 2009. If you have further questions, please contact Noel Briones, Applied Projects Coordinator, at 749-5530 ext 1222.- 30 –

Renowned stone carver to teach at Haliburton School of The Arts

Fleming College’s Haliburton School of The Arts (HSTA) students will have an opportunity to study with George Pratt this summer.Mr. Pratt will teach Stone Carving – Advanced from July 13-17 at HSTA’s summer school.GEORGE PRATT is a professional sculptor in stone practicing in Vancouver, Canada.   Introduced to the stone-carving arts under E.B. Cox in 1970, he has since evolved into an internationally sought artist and educator. Mr. Pratt’s works are carved in granite, marble, jade and other exotic ornamental stones of Canada. His work is widely collected in North America by private individuals and corporations. Large works commissioned for public display in Canada include:• Terry Fox Memorial – Port Coquitlam, B.C.• The Sedna Sculpture – Toronto, Ontario• The Builders – Calgary, Alberta• Salmon River – Burnaby, B.C.• The Singing Frog – Burnaby, B.C.• Pan, God of the Fields and Forests – Haliburton, OntarioAbroad:• Alaskan Veterans Memorial – Mt. McKinley, Alaska• The Sundial – City of Guangzhou, ChinaAs well, Pratt has sculpted many presentation works for foreign dignitaries, notably:• HRH Prince Philip• Hon. Mary Robinson, President, Republic of Ireland• Hon. Kim Young Sam, President, Republic of Korea• Hon. Corazon Aquino, President, The Philippines• Boris Yeltsin, President, The Russian Federation• Wm. Clinton, President, The United States• Jiang Zemin, President, The People’s Republic of ChinaFor more information on courses at the campus, visit www.haliburtonschoolofthearts.ca