Art show and sale at Haliburton Campus

A group of four women, who share a passion for making art, are hosting an art show and sale in the Great Hall of the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College from September 10 to October 10.Decadence: Four women painters reveling in a state of unrestrained self-indulgence celebrates the unique relationship the women share.Ulla Stenman, Anne Floegel, Jane Hamilton-Khaan, and Sally Yardley met at the Haliburton School of The Arts in 2005 while taking the Visual Arts Fundamentals program.The women, whose ages span four decades, still get together regularly to make art, share ideas, and critique each other’s work.The campus is open Monday and Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Sundays). All are welcome to visit the campus and view this unique art show and sale.     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or

First-year enrolment soars at Fleming College

New full-time student registrations for September up 14 per centIt’s back to school today for Fleming College students and this year there will be hundreds more learners in the hallways. Enrolment at Fleming College has leapt 14 per cent among incoming students.With final numbers to be confirmed at the end of the registration period, the college is predicting the double-digit jump in registration for first-year students with more than 3,300 new students starting classes this week.This comes on the heels of a 29 per cent increase in new students starting in the summer semester while first year fall intake has risen 29 per cent over the last three years.While all areas of study have seen enrolment increases, two that have seen phenomenal growth are Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at the Frost Campus and the School of Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, with first year registrations up by more than 30 per cent in each school.New programs such as Electrical Engineering Technician, Blasting Techniques and Fitness and Health Promotion have helped to boost enrolment.Fleming College also has more than 375 Second Career students registered to start classes today. The provincial program funds individuals, who have been recently laid off, to return to school for a new career.“We’re very pleased by these results and we look forward to offering our new students an exceptional learning experience here at Fleming,” said college president Tony Tilly. “Our growth is due to the life-changing opportunities that a college education can provide for students during challenging economic times and a direct reflection of the hard work and creativity of our employees in developing, delivering and promoting programs to meet student needs.”      – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or

Aircraft Interior Fundamentals students to graduate

A new cohort of nine students will graduate from Fleming College’s Aircraft Interior Fundamentals Certificate program on Friday, Sept. 11.The students will receive their Certificates in a ceremony at the Flying Colours training hangar at the Peterborough Airport at 10 a.m.The program, the only one of its kind in Ontario, is a joint initiative between Fleming College and Flying Colours.Graduates of the 16-week program are qualified to refurbish aircraft interiors and have learned a subset of skills that includes upholstery, carpentry, cabinet and other fixture installations as well as minor electrical work.The business of aircraft refurbishment is currently booming. Local company Flying Colours, based out of the Peterborough Airport, has an international reputation for excellence in the field. It has partnered with Fleming College with a commitment to hire graduates of the program.Located 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, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, 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