Fleming College hosts successful bootcamps amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Peterborough ON – (October 8, 2020) – Students in targeted Fleming College programs are busy completing their learning outcomes on campus, after being disrupted in Winter and Spring semesters by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bootcamps program is part of the provincial government’s Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Reopening. It began July 13, 2020 on campus and, with strict health and safety protocols in place, zero cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

Bootcamps ranged from two hours to three weeks in length, depending on the program and learning outcomes. Graduating students participated in bootcamps to complete their program, while returning students took part in flow-through bootcamps to complete learning outcomes that were disrupted by the pandemic.

In total, 231 graduating students were invited to participate in bootcamps held between July 13 to Sept. 4, 2020 at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus (Peterborough). These bootcamps were offered for the following Fleming programs: Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician, Personal Support Worker, Practical Nursing, Welding Fabrication Technician, and Welding Techniques.

Flow-through bootcamps are offered to more than 900 students from August 4 to Dec. 17, 2020. These bootcamps are being held at the Sutherland Campus and Frost Campus (Lindsay, Ont.) for the following programs:

“I am very grateful to the staff and faculty who have worked creatively and tirelessly to get these students across the finish line safely, and address critical labour market demands, on a priority basis,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Congratulations to these amazing students. The Fleming community is proud of you.”  

To be allowed on campus, participating students must do the following:

  • Read the COVID-19 Student Training and Safe Work Practices for their bootcamp and complete the corresponding online quizzes.
  • Complete campus access COVID-19 screening, which can be accessed through the Fleming Safe app.  
  • Wear the disposable or Fleming-branded face masks available at the Information Desk, or wear their own facemask.
  • Practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, as detailed in signage around campus.  

Students who require housing have access to reconfigured units in the Fleming residence. These units are available on a weekly basis and strictly adhere to all health and safety protocols.

Below is a video of the Fleming Safe Campus Tour, which details the safety measures in place at Sutherland Campus.

Fleming College’s Fall semester is currently underway, offering a wide variety of programs through online, alternate delivery and some select face-to-face delivery. The College will continue to follow all public health guidelines in support of the ongoing effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

About Fleming College: Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

New Low Ropes Course introduced at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes in collaboration with Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund and Fleming College

Lindsay ON – (October 2, 2020) – Ingenuity and teamwork will be put to the test in a new challenge course unveiled at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes. The new PEAK Low Ropes Course will challenge groups and individuals to work together to accomplish a task or goal and was made possible with funding from the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund and a partnership with Fleming College.

The PEAK Low Ropes Course offers 13 elements in total. Different elements allow participants to experience situations that teach different values and each element can teach multiple values such as team building, increasing self-esteem, communication and problem solving.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes collaborated with Fleming College to make this project transpire. This partnership allowed Fleming College Urban Forestry Technician Co-op students to practice technical skills as well as give back to the community. Fleming students cleared invasive tree species, cut back overgrown vegetation and pruned mature trees to create a safer space for children and families in the Low Ropes Course area. The partnership will continue with students developing a management plan for the BGCKL site that will provide important insights into planting and maintenance of the tree canopy.

The City of Kawartha Lakes was also an important partner in helping the Club fully realize the vision for the property as a hub for children, youth and families. Almost $50,000 from the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund was contributed to support the move and expansion of the Low Ropes Course including additional safety components given the new realities of COVID-19. The funds also allowed the Club to remove portions of the property’s fence to connect the property to the city trail.

“The Club is excited to provide new learning experiences at the New Low Ropes Course,” says Amy Terrill, Executive Director. “The Course will be utilized by programs for children and youth at the club and will be available for facilitated corporate or small group sessions.”

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For more information:  

Christina Mabee 

Communications Assistant 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes 

705-324-4493 ext. 237 

cmabee@bgckl.com 

Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

Fleming College

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes is one of the area’s largest and most diverse child and youth serving organizations. Established in 1970, the Club provides summer camps, before and after school programs, early learning, licensed childcare, child and youth counselling, infant development, sports, recreation and adventure programs in ten local communities. Clubs currently serve over 8,000 children, youth and their families through services that foster self-esteem, build skills and develop character. Most importantly, Clubs remove financial barriers to participation by keeping program costs affordable and subsidizing all of its programs for families who can’t afford to pay. At our Clubs, children and youth learn to become valuable members of their communities. 

About Fleming College

Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

Fleming College and QuantWave Technologies collaborate to develop intelligent wastewater sensing solution to predict COVID-19 outbreaks

Peterborough ON – (October 1, 2020) – Researchers from Fleming College and QuantWave Technologies Inc. are working together to investigate the capability of QuantWave’s intelligent sensing system to provide an early warning of COVID-19 outbreaks when monitoring wastewater. Fleming College was awarded $75,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation Program – Applied Research Rapid Response to COVID-19 program for the project.

Researchers in China, Australia, the Netherlands and elsewhere have shown that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be detected in wastewater. In at least one study it was detected before the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the area. Over the next year, QuantWave and Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) will work closely together to develop QuantWave’s novel method of prediction. If sudden changes in virus concentrations in wastewater could be quickly monitored and reported, public health authorities would be provided with a heads-up that a surge of cases is on its way.

“Monitoring wastewater is an important tool in Canada’s fight against COVID-19,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “This project is another example of Fleming College working with our industry partners to look for solutions for society’s greatest challenges.”

In addition to potentially providing rapid, early indications of COVID-19 in a community, QuantWave’s intelligent sensing system would be an ongoing remote monitoring platform for wastewater treatment facilities. Fleming CAWT researchers have been working with QuantWave since 2017.

“The ultimate goal is to have the system implemented at wastewater treatment plants across Canada to provide real-time wastewater monitoring,” said QuantWave CSO Dr. Carolyn Ren. “The system will provide operators with data on changes in water quality indicators at each treatment stage and alert operators of critical process changes or events to make better decisions.”

About Fleming College: Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

About QuantWave Technologies: QuantWave, founded in December 2016 and headquartered in Waterloo, ON, was established to pursue the growing demands of intelligent sensing platform for industrial IoT applications. QuantWave’s novel sensing system integrates microfluidics, high-frequency microwave and machine learning technologies to provide online monitoring and predictive data analysis. QuantWave aims to improve the quality of industrial manufacturing processes and finished products, minimize the capital and operational costs as well as to provide optimal decision-making tools by developing a real-time, AI-powered, multi-parameter intelligent sensing system. QuantWave intelligent sensing technology has applications in various industries empowered by IoT, including water or wastewater, food & beverage, diagnostics, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

COVID-19 screening and resources offered through Fleming Safe mobile app

Peterborough ON – (September 22, 2020) – Fleming College campuses remain closed with limited access to small groups of students, faculty and staff attending bootcamps. To ensure the health and safety of those permitted on campus, Fleming College is pleased to add COVID-19 screening and resources to the Fleming Safe mobile app for students and employees.

Health and safety remain the College’s top priority amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and Fleming College is following the Fleming Safe Plan to safely maintain teaching and learning. This includes delivering the Fall 2020 semester through online and alternate delivery as Fleming campuses remain closed.

The COVID-19 screening feature offers the ability to complete a daily COVID-19 self-assessment and have results shared instantly with Fleming’s security desk to expedite building entry. A Fleming College email is required for submission and results are pass or fail, followed by instructions on next steps.

COVID-19 resources include prevention tips, working from home recommendations, and links to College webpages for information.

The Fleming Safe app is a partnership with AppArmor that launched in 2017. In addition to COVID-19 resources and screening, the mobile safety app also features:

  • Campus emergency phone contacts.
  • Information about Security and support services related to safety.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Alerts and notifications about emergencies and weather-related closures.
  • The ability to report an incident tip through an in-app email or anonymous voicemail.
  • The Friend Walk feature, which allows a friend to monitor your walk home with an emergency button and your location.

The Fleming Safe app is available through Google Play and the Apple Store.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College launches Heroes campaign to celebrate students and alumni working on the frontlines

Peterborough ON – (September 10, 2020) – Fleming College has launched a Heroes campaign as a tribute to the courageous and dedicated students and alumni who are fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19.   

Hundreds of Fleming students and alumni are among the many brave heroes who work on the frontlines of the healthcare system. They rush to people in need, care for patients, and are behind the scenes supporting those who need it most.  

“We are tremendously proud of all the Fleming students and graduates who are working on the frontlines keeping us safe and healthy, and we thank them for the important work they contribute to our community,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “We train today’s students to become tomorrow’s heroes. If you have a calling to be a community hero, join Fleming to pursue your goals.”  

Watch Fleming College’s Heroes video here.  

Fleming College creates heroes and you can be one too. Join us: flemingcollege.ca.   

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni. 

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Media, for more information please contact:
Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer 

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College creates Fall 2020 Launch Plan to support students

Peterborough ON – (August 28, 2020)  Fleming College is launching a new online resource to support students beginning their college experience in this online and alternate delivery environment. 

The Fleming Fall 2020 Launch Plan features important information for new and returning students, “Set Up For Success” workshops, and Virtual Orientation Events. The Fleming Fall 2020 Launch Plan aims to support students during their college transition and ensure the online and alternate delivery environment is memorable and successful for them. 

“We want to ensure students feel completely supported throughout their studies at Fleming College by providing them with the resources and services they need to be successful and most importantly, safe,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Although this Fall semester is certainly unique, we are proud to welcome new students to Fleming College and look forward to meeting them in our new virtual learning spaces.” 

Before classes begin, students have an opportunity to prepare through an online workshop series hosted by Fleming’s Tutoring & Academic Skills Centre, Library, and Student Experience. Topics in the online “Set Up for Success” workshop series include Skills and Strategies, Technology, Academic Supports, Diversity and Inclusion, and Student Life 101. Students may attend any or all workshops in the series from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2020.  

During Orientation (Sept. 8 through 11), students will be able to drop in to WebEx rooms to chat with any of Fleming’s Service Areas including: Library, Housing and Food, Academic Supports, Career Services, Indigenous Student Services, International Student Services, Rights and Responsibilities, Campus Store, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Aid, Health Services, Student Administration Council, Learning Support Services, Counselling, Accessible Education and Safety and Security. An “Ask Me Anything” WebEx meeting room will also be available Sept. 8 through 18 for students to drop in and receive support and answers. 

As per the Fleming Safe Plan, the Fall 2020 semester begins Sept. 8, 2020 through online and alternate delivery. Program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements. The safety of our students is our priority. The status for all Fleming programs is available here.   

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni. 

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Media, for more information please contact:

Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

Online learning offers flexibility to pursue career and personal development goals

Peterborough ON – (August 5, 2020) Online learning is gaining popularity as a practical and convenient method for career and personal development, allowing students the ability to learn virtually anywhere. Part-time online courses offered through Fleming College’s Continuing Education allow students the flexibility to fit learning into their busy schedules.

Fleming’s Continuing Education has a well-established, comprehensive portfolio of online courses and certificates that range from career to personal development. Lessons and assignments are posted in a virtual platform and students can access course content and complete weekly assignments at their convenience.

Fleming has added a number of innovative certificates and courses to its Continuing Education portfolio. New this year, students can enroll in unique courses such as Drone Training – Ground School, an online self-paced course in preparation of Transport Canada’s written Small Basic Exam, Teaching Online, a comprehensive course that covers all essential aspects of e-learning, and Coaching and Mentoring, an essential course for managers and community workers who engage with the public.

Other popular courses include Business Writing Strategies, which discusses grammar, structure and messaging for a wide variety of business communications and QuickBooks, the quintessential accounting software for small business owners. Popular courses that lead to certificates include Children’s Mental Health Certificate, which delves into mental health from infancy to adolescence, Human Resources Management Certificate, which has been approved as credit by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), and Medical Office Support Staff Certificate, which develops the specialized knowledge and skills to work in medical offices, shared clinics, labs and long-term care facilities. 

Registration is open for the upcoming academic year, running September 2020 to May 2021. Most online courses will begin September 8, 2020, as well as a number of monthly start dates for some of the most popular courses.

More information and registration is available here: flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Students awarded for innovative solutions created for Fleming College’s Innovation and Technology Showcase

Peterborough ON – (July 27, 2020) Ten teams of Fleming students have been recognized and awarded for creating unique and innovative solutions for real-world challenges as part of the College’s annual Innovation and Technology Showcase sponsored by Bell.

The projects are typically on display during a public event and judged by community partners and faculty members. Due to the physical distancing restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Showcase was cancelled. Despite the cancellation of all in-person events, students were able to virtually work with sponsors from industry and non-profit sectors to find innovative solutions to a business-or technology-related problem.

“The Innovation and Technology Showcase is an important networking event for our students to connect with industry partners and gain valuable hands-on experience that prepares them for the labour market,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “We were pleased that the Showcase could continue in a virtual format and thankful to Bell for providing a sponsorship of $10,000 toward prizes for the top 10 projects.”

Fleming’s School of Business and School of Trades and Technology students worked on their projects throughout the winter prior to the College moving to online and alternative format. The students gained academic credit and on-the-job experience by undertaking these supervised applied projects. At the same time, the project results provide new information, answer questions, contribute to planning and lay the groundwork for future innovations.

The Innovation and Technology Showcase prizes will be given to the top 10 teams of graduating students who demonstrated innovation and strong work ethic in the planning and execution of their applied project, while maintaining high academic standards. Each team will receive $1,000 to be shared among its team members.

The Innovation and Technology Showcase prize winners include:

GRB Promotions and Pilates on Demand by Sydney Blake, Natlie Hubbs and Angela Lescault, sponsored by GRB Promotions and Pilates on Demand. Promoting a two-day music festival Lost in a Little Town for GRB Promotions through social media, and creating a student discount campaign for Pilates on Demand.

Amico Companion Finder by Navjosh Singh Pannu, Ramandeep Kaur and Rashi Gupta, self-sponsored. Created a platform to meet people of similar interests to participate in activities together such as sports, travel, movies, cultural events, outings and adventure, etc.

Launching Childcare Services at Fleming College by Prachi Dhirenbhai Shah, Het Bakul Desai, Qaiz Aziz Babwani and Simran Arora, sponsored by Early Childhood Education at Fleming College. Assess market needs and develop a business plan to launch Childcare Services at Fleming College.

Refillable Marker by Prabhjyot Singh, Arun Sharma, Alisha Khurana and Navrojpreet Kaur, self-sponsored. Creation of a refillable marker prototype to help reduce the plastic waste from the disposal of single-use markers.

Geofencing by Vignesh Manavalan, Prithleen Kaur, Lakhvir Kaur and Harpreet Kaur, self-sponsored. Exploring Geofence technology and application through digital marketing, with a focus on making recommendations for Fleming College to attract International students.

BB8 Look-a-Like by Cole Miller and Kirk Patrick, sponsored by the Fleming School of Trades and Technology. The project will deliver a smart robot that will follow colour and answer questions.

Cow Milking Simulator Mobile Exhibit by Harpreet Singh Mann, Vivek Panikkar and Dheeraj Chandra Bahunuthula, sponsored by Jason Jackson, Dairy Farmers of Ontario. Updating features on a Cow Milking Simulator and created an interactive website and app to educate visitors on dairy farming in Ontario.

Fleming College Dinosaur Display by Bhargavi Ammineni, Mounica Darshanala, Jagadeesh Gadde, Anmol Dharmajan and XuanQuyetThang Le, sponsored by Darryl Madussi, Fleming College. Created a game app to animate a dinosaur display on showcase during the Trades and Technology programs at Fleming College.

Fleming College Applied Projects Showcase App by Lakshmi Nukala, LakshmiKrishnaRanganayakulu Jasti and Aditya Bethi, sponsored by Alwyn Appiah, Fleming College. Development of a web platform to move away from paper management during judging of applied projects for the Showcase, using two rounds of judging to select winners in two categories.

Whitebulb Production Company Biiloq Baby Games by Manpreet Kaur, Ankush Kumar, Balwinder Kaur and Simran Simran, sponsored by Michael Morritt, Biiloq Enterprises. Biiloq Baby Games are a series of very simple, graphically-rich Android-based apps for young children. Their purpose is to encourage hand-eye coordination and motor skill development, as well as musical sensibilities and humour.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College collaborates with local studio to create opportunities for new Canadians

Peterborough ON – (July 17, 2020) – A unique and collaborative project shared by Fleming College, Madderhouse Textile Studios, the New Canadians Centre (NCC) and the Newcomer Sewing Crew has provided opportunities for newcomer women to create hand-stitched cloth face masks while earning a living wage. The face masks will be distributed to Fleming students, faculty and staff as they return to campus for summer bootcamps beginning July 13, 2020.

The Newcomer Sewing Crew is an up and coming collective of talented artists and sewists who are invested in providing opportunities for newcomer women to learn entrepreneurial skills and receive fair compensation for their work. Through this project and others, the Crew’s mission is to strengthen their personal and community connections, and contribute to the social and economic health and wellbeing of our community.

“We are thrilled to work with Madderhouse Textile Studios and the New Canadian Centre to provide important work for the Newcomer Sewing Crew, a collaborative project that in turn will help keep our Fleming community safe,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “As a public asset, Fleming has an obligation to create opportunities that unlock potential in our community. We are grateful for the work done by the Newcomer Sewing Crew and are pleased to showcase the face masks to our Fleming community.”

The face masks are Fleming College branded, designed by Fleming’s Marketing team, printed at Madderhouse Textile Studios and constructed by hand by the Newcomer Sewing Crew. The Crew created 300 masks available in three different colours, in either elastic or tie style.

“As a social enterprise, our mission is to strengthen our personal and community connections through our products and our stories, and to champion the importance of locally-sourced products as a catalyst for boosting community health and well-being,” said Leslie Menagh, Owner-Operator at Madderhouse Textile Studios. “Through the work that we do, we also hope to highlight the value of our skills and to change the conversation about women’s careers and contributions to our greater society.”

“We are very excited about these face masks and are looking forward to showing them off very soon,” said Reem Ali, Workplace Integration Liaison, New Canadian Centre. “A lot of work has gone into planning, coordinating, and implementing this project. It was always the goal of the NCC’s sewing program to train and equip newcomer women with skills that they would find useful as they forge new partnerships and professional relationships in the community. We certainly see how this project is helping make that happen and we are happy to continue supporting this model as the Newcomer Sewing Crew grows in our community.”

Since January 2019, Madderhouse Textile Studios and the NCC have been partnering on projects that build on the NCC’s existing sewing programs. The goal of this program is to expand program participants’ knowledge and skills in the textile industry and provide them with the space and opportunity to express themselves through their artistic and technical abilities.

For more information about Madderhouse Textile Studios, please visit their website here. More information about the NCC can be found here, and information about the Newcomer Sewing Crew can be found here

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

New Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager launches website

Peterborough ON – (July 16, 2020) – Fleming College has launched a new website for job seekers and employers in the region.

The Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM) officially launched flemingemploymenthub.ca on July 1, 2020 as part of its new mandate to act as the manager of employment services in the region beginning January 1, 2021.

The website offers access to local employment and community resources. It also links to our partner site, Magnet, a powerful platform that matches job seekers with employers. Users can register for free.

Covering the District of Muskoka, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough, Northumberland, and Haliburton counties, the SSM is part of a prototype program introduced by the Government of Ontario earlier this year.

With a focus on community-based employment programs, the SSM aims to connect job seekers more efficiently with employers. This includes those with high barriers to employment such as persons with disabilities, those receiving social assistance, Indigenous peoples, New Canadians, Francophones, and those with unique needs.

The SSM is liaising with employment service providers and social services to work toward the upcoming transition. Currently, there are over a dozen service providers in the region who deliver free, localized employment solutions for clients.

“Fleming College’s intention is to continue to provide locally responsive programs and services via the service provider network,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Solutions will be delivered in the community, by members of the community who know best how to serve job seekers and employers in their area. We are part of this community and will apply our own insight and local knowledge to help improve service delivery and the client experience.”

Through its two current employment services locations, Fleming College has served over 23,000 job seekers since 2010, achieving extensive community and employer engagement within the catchment areas. The College contributes $500M annually to the communities it serves, supporting economic and social innovation in the region.

About the Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager
The Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM) will act as manager for all employment service providers in the City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, and Peterborough County. Serving both job seekers and employers, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM assists our communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention. By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone. Visit flemingemploymenthub.ca for more information.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
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For more information:

Laura Copeland
Public Relations Officer
Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705-927-5934

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer
Fleming College
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca