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Fleming College Offers Free Training for New Aquaculture Students


Lindsay, ON (November 7, 2023) – Fleming College is offering free training to new aquaculture students in a nation-wide initiative aimed at upskilling Canada’s workforce.

Through an agreement with the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in Newfoundland, Fleming College will cover the cost of the first semester tuition fee, including ancillary fees, for 20 Aquaculture Foundations students. This funding is available for the January 2024 intake.

The compressed first semester begins January 2 and runs straight through to March 29. There will be no mid-semester reading break.

There is a growing need for aquaculture training and workers in Canada. Fleming’s world-renown program focuses on fish culture, aquaculture techniques and fish husbandry, with a unique focus on Indigenous studies and practices in the aquaculture industry.

This new initiative is part of the Growing the Canadian Aquaculture Workforce of the Future program, sponsored by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, administered through the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University.

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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