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Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development Visits Fleming College


Peterborough ON – (October 27, 2022) – The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, paid a visit to Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus on October 26, 2022, getting an in-depth look at some of the College’s state-of-art training and education facilities.  

The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, watches a demonstration at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre.

Minister Hutchings toured the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC), visiting the labs and classrooms used by students studying skilled trades at Fleming.  

“When rural and remote communities succeed, Canada succeeds. It’s as simple as that. At the core of any community’s success is a strong, skilled labour force. Programs like those offered at Fleming College are critical to supporting the economic diversification and sustainability of our villages, towns, hamlets and coves—from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Whether we’re addressing labour shortages, housing affordability, or access to reliable high-speed Internet, the Government of Canada remains committed to helping rural and remote communities thrive and achieve long-term growth,” said the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development.

“We are grateful to host Minister Hutchings and showcase just a few of the ways Fleming College is helping create a strong, skilled workforce in our region,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Skilled trades workers are key to economic growth in rural communities, and a crucial component of addressing the unique issues these communities face when it comes to housing and infrastructure. We appreciate the Federal Government’s continued commitment to working with institutions like Fleming and the rural regions they serve to build a strong economy.” 

Following Minister Hutching’s tour, President Adamson and Fleming faculty and staff presented information about the school’s programs and student experience at Fleming College.  

The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development (centre), and Fleming College President Maureen Adamson (right) speak with a Fleming College student in the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre.

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 80,000 alumni.  

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