College Information Program: Learning about careers and college

Peterborough ON – (October 10, 2014) – Local students will learn about college programs and the excellent careers available to graduates when the provincial College Information Program (CIP) tour Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 17.

About 800 students from high schools across the region will attend CIP at Fleming College that day. Twenty-two of Ontario’s colleges – including Fleming – will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about college programs.

The College Information Program is an annual provincewide tour organized by Ontario’s 24 public colleges. The tour began Sept. 22 in Ignace and runs until Oct. 24, visiting all regions of the province. It includes the Ontario College Information Fair, which takes place Oct. 20 and 21 at the Direct Energy Centre at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.

The program provides students with information about the more than 600 programs available at colleges. It also provides many of the other details that students need, including:

– Opportunities to pursue combinations of both college and university education.
– Details about campus life and student housing.
– How to pay for college education.

Ontario’s colleges offer a broad range of career-specific programs that prepare people for rewarding careers in environmental and natural resource sciences, business, hospitality, trades and technology, aviation and much more.

The popularity of Ontario college programs continues to increase, with more than 58 per cent of new post-secondary students choosing to enrol in college. More than 83 per cent of college graduates find work within six months of graduation.

Other key facts:

– The number of university graduates enrolled in college has increased more than 40 per cent over five years.
– 95 per cent of college graduates would recommend their college to someone else.
– 88 per cent of college graduates would recommend their specific programs.

“Colleges are helping greater numbers of people to find rewarding careers,” said Carrie Truman, Manager of Student Recruitment at Fleming. “The College Information Program is an excellent opportunity to provide students with everything they need to know about college education today and the benefits of higher education.”

 

To learn more about the College Information Program, visit http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/news/cip/cip-schedule.

About Fleming College
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 Science, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 68,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370