Public Sector Salary Disclosure

Peterborough ON – (March 31, 2010) — In compliance with the provincial government’s Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, Fleming College has posted its salary information for 2009 on its web site at:www.flemingc.on.ca/PDF/PSSD-2009.pdfThe college’s salary disclosure statement has been reported to the province. It will be posted on the government’s web site today. – 30 – Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni. For More Information: Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Frost Campus Hosts 3rd Annual EcoHealth Conference

Lindsay ON – March 30, 2010 – Fleming College is pleased to invite the public to join local experts for the Growing Green Communities conference on Thursday, April 8th at Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay. Students from the third year Ecosystem Management program have compiled a group of local sustainability experts who will provide inexpensive, easy and environmentally-friendly solutions to cut energy costs, lower carbon footprints and to live more sustainably. Keynote speakers will be MPP Rick Johnson, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, who will speak on the Green Energy Act, and Professor Robert Lovelace from the Ardoch First Nation who will speak on First Nations’ connection to the environment. Tours of the Frost Campus environmental technology wing will be available every half hour starting at noon. Workshops Schedule:1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.       Cam Mather         The sustainable vegetable garden1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.       Matt Burley          Land-based stewardship                        &nb sp;                         &nbs p;            and habitat restoration1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.       Kevin Duguay      Meeting the Provincial Growth Plan –                                                    & nbsp;          Challenges and Opportunities3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.       Cam Mather         The Payback of Renewable Energy  3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.       Stephen Collette   Biology of Buildings3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.       Angela Porteous   Recycling and Composting Strategies                          & nbsp;          Bobbie Milnes             Keynote speeches begin at 6 p.m. To register, please contact the conference registration committee at info@growinggreencommunities.ca. More information on the EcoHealth Conference, including speaker bios, is available at www.flemingcollege.ca.Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.For More Information: Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Lots to Experience at Fleming’s Spring Open House

Peterborough ON – March 26, 2010 – Fleming College will offer campus tours, program demonstrations, and a chance to win $12,000 towards college tuition at this spring’s upcoming open house.Fleming College will once again welcome hundreds of potential students and their families on April 10, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton, Cobourg and at the Eastern Ontario Fire Academy in Norwood from noon to 3 p.m. Visitors can meet with faculty, students and alumni, as well as tour the campuses, and find out more about Fleming’s services including financial aid and learning supports.  Watch demonstrations from the Blasting Techniques and Heavy Equipment programs or walk through the Solar Ecology Waste Water Treatment System at the Frost Campus in Lindsay. The Sutherland-Brealey Campus offers a look inside a forensic lab, crime scene or paramedic demonstrations or a chance to taste a tasty treat from the Culinary Lab. Visitors can tour the studios and watch students work in the Haliburton Campus, or they can watch the Construction Skills student competition at the Sutherland-McRae Campus. Students interested in Fleming’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program can visit the Eastern Ontario Fire Academy in Norwood from noon to 3 p.m. for firefighting simulations, tours of the Fire Academy and a chance to meet the faculty. Information Sessions will be ongoing throughout the day at all Campuses, including What Parents Should Know, Financial Aid Options and College Education for Adults. Visitors who register for the Spring Open House are automatically entered in the Cash for College Contest. To register, please visit www.flemingcollege.ca/openhouse. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                          & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca 

Lots to Experience at Fleming’s Spring Open House

Peterborough ON – March 26, 2010 – Fleming College will offer campus tours, program demonstrations, and a chance to win $12,000 towards college tuition at this spring’s upcoming open house.Fleming College will once again welcome hundreds of potential students and their families on April 10, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton, Cobourg and at the Eastern Ontario Fire Academy in Norwood from noon to 3 p.m. Visitors can meet with faculty, students and alumni, as well as tour the campuses, and find out more about Fleming’s services including financial aid and learning supports.  Watch demonstrations from the Blasting Techniques and Heavy Equipment programs or walk through the Solar Ecology Waste Water Treatment System at the Frost Campus in Lindsay. The Sutherland-Brealey Campus offers a look inside a forensic lab, crime scene or paramedic demonstrations or a chance to taste a tasty treat from the Culinary Lab. Visitors can tour the studios and watch students work in the Haliburton Campus, or they can watch the Construction Skills student competition at the Sutherland-McRae Campus. Students interested in Fleming’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program can visit the Eastern Ontario Fire Academy in Norwood from noon to 3 p.m. for firefighting simulations, tours of the Fire Academy and a chance to meet the faculty. Information Sessions will be ongoing throughout the day at all Campuses, including What Parents Should Know, Financial Aid Options and College Education for Adults. Visitors who register for the Spring Open House are automatically entered in the Cash for College Contest. To register, please visit www.flemingcollege.ca/openhouse. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                          & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca 

New Spring Intakes Offered at Fleming College

Peterborough ON – March 25, 2010­ – Three popular skilled trades programs at Fleming College are now being offered with start dates during the month of May.  The Electrical Engineering Technician program starts in Peterborough on May 3rd, 2010 and Construction Skills starts on May 17th. The Heavy Equipment Operator program starts on May 31st at the Frost Campus in Lindsay.  These start dates offer students a new alternative to the traditional September and January intakes. Students can start and finish their programs sooner under these new options. Fleming has grown its portfolio of skilled trades programs and continues its commitment to helping the province meet demand for skilled tradespeople through these new offerings. Construction Skills, a two-semester program, helps students develop the skills necessary to make immediate contributions to employers in the carpentry, roofing, framing, exterior siding and insulation installation fields.  The Electrical Engineering Technician program is a four-semester program that provides a solid foundation of practice to start careers in the electrical field. Students in this program also have the option to graduate after one year with an Electrical Techniques Certificate. The 12-week Heavy Equipment Operator program offers hands-on training in the operation of   bulldozers, rubber-tired loaders, tractor loader backhoes, hydraulic excavators, and other construction equipment. Fleming’s Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology at the Frost Campus in Lindsay has a well-established reputation for leadership in equipment skills training. Courses in the Heavy Equipment Operator program include personal, work site and equipment safety, earthmoving technology, equipment maintenance, and heavy equipment operating techniques. Fleming is holding an Open House on April10th at all campus locations. Prospective students can meet program faculty, see program demonstrations and tour the facilities. More information on these programs and the Open House event is available at www.flemingcollege.ca. Students can apply to all programs through the Ontario Colleges website at www.ontariocolleges.ca. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni. – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming and Trent Sign New Degree Completion Pathway Agreements

Peterborough ON – March 16 – Fleming College and Trent University’s partnership continues to grow with five new degree completion agreements. Students that graduate from the Biotechnology Technologist-Forensics and Police Foundations Diploma Programs at Fleming will have pathway opportunities for degree completion at Trent University. The agreements outline advanced standing that Fleming graduates will receive in a degree program, reducing the time required for degree completion by as much as two years.  Graduates of the Biotechnology Technologist-Forensics Advanced Diploma Program can now enter Trent to receive a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science or a joint major in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Graduates of the Police Foundations Diploma Program can enter Trent to receive a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), a joint major in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science. “This new agreement will ensure that graduates from two popular Fleming programs have convenient access to further education that will support the fulfillment of their career goals following graduation from Fleming College,” said Fleming’s Vice President of Academic Blane Harvey.  “Fleming graduates have an impressive record of success at Trent University, so our faculty are very supportive of these degree completion opportunities,” added Christine McKinnon, Acting Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Trent. With over 25 different agreements that provide pathways for students between Fleming and Trent, this collaboration between Peterborough’s two post-secondary institutions is unparalleled in Ontario. Approximately 200 Fleming graduates enrol at Trent each year.  Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni. One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University is renowned for striking a unique balance between outstanding teaching and leading-edge research. The University is consistently recognized nationally for faculty who maintain a high level of innovative research activity and a deep commitment to the individual student. Distinguished by excellence in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and increasingly popular professional and graduate programs, Trent is dedicated to providing its students with an exceptional world view, producing graduates who are ready to succeed and make a difference in the world. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River. Together with its satellite campus in Oshawa, Trent draws excellent students from throughout the country and around the world.                          & nbsp;                                  – 30 -For more information:               Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, Fleming College, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca  Karen Maki, Director, Post-Secondary Partnerships, Distance Education and Curriculum Development, Trent University, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7133 or karenmaki@trentu.ca

Fleming College Invests in Aboriginal Students

Peterborough ON –New staff, programs, workshops and outreach assistance are in Fleming’s new action plan for Aboriginal students.  Approximately $242,000 in provincial funding will focus on new initiatives at Fleming towards improving access and participation rates among Aboriginal leaner’s to post secondary education. "This funding will allow Fleming College to extend programs and services for aboriginal students.  We will also be able to expand our work with Aboriginal communities.  We are grateful to the government of Ontario for this increased level of support," said Fleming College President Tony Tilly. Fleming currently offers culturally appropriate curriculum and links with Aboriginal communities through our Aboriginal Education Council. The college will be focusing on the enhancement of the Aboriginal Emphasis Initiative and expanding the access to cultural resources and events. Fleming has hired a full-time Aboriginal Student Success Facilitator and a part-time Aboriginal Outreach and Liaison Officer and will also be providing additional Aboriginal Student Counselling services.  Campuses will offer Academic Success Workshops for current Aboriginal students, Employment Success Workshops for graduating students and Transition programs to help students at the beginning of their term. Fleming will also be investing in the enhancement of the Aboriginal student spaces at both the Sutherland and Frost campuses.  The funding is part of a new initiative by the province to ensure more Aboriginal students have access to and are given the tools for success in their post secondary educational institutions. The funding is part of a multi-year commitment to Colleges. Fleming’s future focuses will be on youth summer experiences and on-campus housing. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                          & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca 

Unique Sporting Goods Business Program Now Offers Students Paid Co-op Placements

Peterborough ON – March 9, 2010­ – Students in Fleming’s Sporting Goods Business program now have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn money while they complete their studies.  A 16-week, fully paid, cooperative placement has been added between the first and second year of the program to give students a funded employment experience to better prepare them for jobs after graduation. The Sporting Goods Business program at Fleming is unique in Ontario. The two-year business program prepares students for careers in the sporting goods industry by combining business and people skills with a passion for sports.  “The placement is going to allow students of the Sporting Goods Business program to gain experience in a real-life business setting in their chosen field of study. We feel that this co-op placement will expand and enhance the learning of our students,” said Charlie McGee, coordinator of the Sporting Goods Business Program. “They will be even better prepared to make a valuable contribution to their workplace immediately upon graduation.”  Previous students have done placement assignments with employers such as New Era Caps, Bauer Hockey and Sports Distributors of Canada. “Placements are a huge part of the learning experience. Fleming College changed my life and got me to the places I am because of the real-world, applied learning opportunity provided by the program,” said Sales, Marketing & Promotion Coordinator of Rawlings Group Canada Jason Shipley, a graduate of the Sporting Goods Business program. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.  – 30 – For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Day of Pink Founder to Visit Fleming

Peterborough ON – March 10, 2010 – The founder of the Canadian Day of Pink campaign, Jeremy Dias, will be speaking at the Lindsay and Peterborough campuses of Fleming College. Day of Pink is an international movement to fight against bullying, discrimination and homophobia. It started in Nova Scotia after a boy was victimized for wearing a pink shirt to school. The student body came together and wore pink to show their support to him.Dias will be speaking to Fleming students and staff on Canada’s Youth Diversity Initiative. "Day of Pink founder Jeremy Dias has been so supportive of our actions and has really inspired Fleming students to step up as leaders, regardless of their sexual orientation, race or leadership experience," said organizer Debbie Harrison, Diversity Coordinator at Fleming College.Dias will be speaking on March 18 at the Frost Campus in Lindsay at 12 p.m. in the Auk’s Lodge and at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough at 4 p.m. in room 301. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses 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 and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                          & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Haliburton School of the Arts Opens Registration for Summer Programs

Haliburton ON – March 1 – The Haliburton School of The Arts opens registration for its renowned summer school programs today.  For over forty years, the school has offered a unique portfolio of courses with over 3,500 individuals registering each summer. Nestled on the shores of Head Lake in the Highlands of Haliburton, the school offers over 350 courses and workshops for summer 2010. Beginners, professionals, individuals and families can be immersed in a rich experience and awaken a creative vigour that can be motivating and energizing or reflective and relaxing.  “It’s so much more than just an art school. The mix of ages, techniques, skill levels and extra-curricular activities generates a creative energy that new students marvel at and returning students look forward to being a part of each year,” says Shelley Schell, the coordinator of the summer program. “Beyond the classroom doors there are gallery receptions, art talks, walk-about exhibitions, entertainment, and instructor features. The local galleries, shops, summer theatre and Haliburton Sculpture Forest play a significant role in a creative immersion in the Haliburton Highlands.” Weeklong adult courses are accepted as credits toward Fleming College’s Visual & Creative Arts Diploma. There are also courses that are part of the Expressive Arts Ontario Graduate Certificate from Fleming College.  Visit www.HaliburtonSchoolofTheArts.ca for the schedule of courses and workshops. The 2010 program features over 90 new offerings and 28 new instructors blended with long running popular courses. Courses include painting, guitar, glassblowing, pottery, jewellery, doll making, belly dancing, chainsaw carving, beading, clowning, musical instrument construction, bookbinding, choral singing, floor cloths, writing, quilting, reconstructed garments, fiddle playing, glass painting, and more. Assistance in finding accommodation is also available through the Haliburton campus.                                       & nbsp;                      – 30 – For more information:              Shelley Schell, Haliburton School of The Arts, 705-749-5530 ext. 680   sschell@flemingc.on.ca  or  Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 ext. 1370parker@flemingc.on.ca