Enrolment growth at Fleming College

Enrolment for first year students at Fleming College in 2008 has increased again – over record growth in 2007.Fleming College has 2,900 students starting first semester classes at all campuses this September. This is up two per cent over last year’s 12 per cent first year enrolment increase.Areas seeing the greatest increases include the School of Continuing Education and Skilled Trades and the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. New programs in Welding Techniques, Fitness and Health Promotion and the joint degree-diploma in Ecological Restoration, in partnership with Trent University, have also contributed to enrolment growth.Electrical Techniques, a new program in September 2007, has doubled in size this year to become one of the college’s largest program offerings with 125 students. Continued growth and demand in the electrical sector, will allow for further expansion within this program.Fleming continues to draw a broad cross-section of students – secondary students and mature students – from across Ontario. The number of students attending Fleming from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) continues to increase as well.“After such a significant increase in 2007, we are pleased that enrolment has continued to rise,” said Dr. Tony Tilly, President of Fleming College. “This is a testament to the reputation of Fleming College as a first class educational institution and the hard work of our faculty and staff to ensure students get the most from their college experience.”In 2007, 55 per cent of first year students reported they chose Fleming for its reputation. Fleming emphasizes student learning first and is well-known for excellent faculty-student interaction. The college has enhanced services and added new facilities to further draw in prospective students.     – 30 -For more information: Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca 

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