Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre and strong international enrolment fuel growth at Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (September 17, 2014) – Fleming College is welcoming significantly more new students to its campuses this year than in 2013.

The college has expanded its first-semester intake by 3% over last September to more than 3,300 students.

The School of Trades and Technology has contributed to substantial growth among domestic students. The opening of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) has allowed for more learning space and has drawn students with its state-of-the-art equipment and shop facilities. More than 700 full-time trades and technology students are now enrolled at Fleming, up 23% versus 2013 in the old facilities. First semester intake in trades and technology programs grew by 30% over last September.

“Our students are thrilled to be studying in this exceptional new learning environment,” says Fleming College President Tony Tilly. “The KTTC is a world-class facility that will benefit our regional communities and local economy for years to come.”

This growth in new students has also been augmented by an increasing international student population. Currently, more than 375 international students are attending the college – the largest number of international students in the college’s history. Total international enrolment is up 58% over last September.

“We truly value the enthusiasm and passion our international students bring to Fleming. International students enrich our campus communities, and we appreciate the global perspective these students bring to the classroom and student life,” says President Tilly.

Fleming College is coming out of a summer semester that saw a record number of students in the classroom. Total enrolment for the 2014 summer semester reached 1,207 students, exceeding the previous summer enrolment total by 110 students.

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