Fleming College Hosts Taco After Dark

Peterborough, ON – (Dec. 2, 2022) – Top executives from one of Fleming College’s key industry partners, Taco Comfort Solutions, paid a visit to Fleming in November, speaking with students and broadcasting Taco’s newest training webinar, “Taco After Dark,” live from the Kawartha Skilled Trades Centre.

“Taco After Dark” is an online series which focuses on topics like Hydronic Heating and Cooling components and applications.

During a visit to Fleming Nov. 10, 2022, the Taco team spoke with Advanced Plumbing Apprenticeship and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning students.

At the end of the seminar Taco Comfort Solutions broadcast “Taco After Dark,” from the HVT lab to an audience across North America. Fleming students, staff and local contractors were present.

This type of industry support brings real world applications and connections to students who are training to be the next skilled trades workers building our communities. Fleming would like to thank the team at Taco for their ongoing support of education at Fleming College.

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.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680

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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 CollegeFleming 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.  

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth  

Communications Officer  

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca  

705-749-5530 ext. 1161  

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530 
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144 
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680 

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege 

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Fleming Students Set Up For Success on the West Coast

Jennifer Rishor, Program Coordinator, Hospitality – Hotel & Restaurant Operations, adventured out west to connect with the Fleming community who are getting their start in the Hospitality industry. 

As part of Jennifer’s trip out west, she stayed, toured and explored all things Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, including Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Banff Springs, connecting with industry leaders.

“A career in Hospitality offers endless opportunities for career growth and development into leadership and management roles, networking, travel and adventure,” Jennifer says. 

Fleming’s Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations program provides students with hands-on training and experiential learning needed to be successful. 

Check out what inspired our graduates and students to take the leap and head out west to jump start their careers.

“Take any opportunity that comes your way.” Hear what Katy Howden, a Fleming Hospitality graduate working at Becker’s Chalet in Jasper, Alberta, has to say about her program and her time out west.
“It’s life-changing,” says Kartik Verma, a current Fleming Hospitality student completing his field placement at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For more behind-the-scenes content from Jennifer’s Trip out west, follow her on Instagram here.

Is travel, adventure and meeting new people part of your career plan? Learn how Fleming’s Hospitality Program will provide you with the transferable skills needed to succeed in the high-demand, worldwide industry. 

For more information: askus@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College Students Win Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at Province-Wide Skills Competition

Peterborough ON – (May 16, 2022) – Fleming College Culinary Management student Mai Dong will tell you that mastering the culinary arts requires more than good knife skills and a decent recipe.

It requires focus, and the will to retry when you don’t succeed.

“Every time I fail or every time something is not right, my instructors say, ‘It’s OK, we’ll try it again,’” Dong said. “And that’s what we do.”

It is a lesson that has paid off for Dong.

The International student is one of three Fleming College students to take home a gold medal at the Skills Ontario Competition earlier this month.   

Carpentry and Renovation student Bailey Wodzak and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician student Luc Trottier also nabbed gold medals during the virtual May 3, 2022 event.

The Skills Ontario Competition is the largest trades and technologies competition in Canada, bringing together Skilled Trades students from across the province. The challenge gives students a chance to demonstrate that they are the best of the best as they showcase their talents in front of judges, educators, and even prospective employers. 

Three other Fleming students were also recognized for their outstanding performance at Skills Ontario.

Carpentry student, Maclaren Zbieranek and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician student, Jersey Phin were each awarded silver medals. Welding and Fabrication Technician student, Jack Banister won a bronze medal. 

Skills Ontario Bronze Medalist Jack Banister

Dong and Wodzak now join Team Ontario and will compete at the Skills Canada National Competition in Vancouver from May 25, 2022 – May 28, 2022.

Dong said she is excited-and a little nervous-for that next challenge.

She has been practicing her gold-medal menu all week, coming in each day to perfect each dish, even as she attends her regular weekly culinary classes.

It is hard work, she acknowledged, but her classmates and her instructors have encouraged her every step of the way.

“I’m lucky because I have this whole team supporting me, and telling me I can do this,” Dong said.

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.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College Opens Doors To The New Cobourg Learning Centre

Fleming College has officially opened the doors of a new educational facility that will attract more students and train more workers in the heart of Northumberland County.

Positioned just outside Cobourg’s downtown core, the Cobourg Learning Centre is a 3,325 square-foot facility located at 609 William St.

The Learning Centre will host Fleming’s established programs like Academic Upgrading, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, Corporate Training and continuing education classes. 

“Programs like these are the bedrock for developing and maintaining a viable, skilled workforce in the Northumberland community,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming has had a presence in Cobourg for many years, and we are delighted to maintain that presence and be an important part of the catchment area for Cobourg and Northumberland for years to come.”

From left, Fleming College Chair Fred Clifford, Cobourg Mayor John Henderson, Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini and Fleming College President Maureen Adamson officially open the doors at the Cobourg Learning Centre.

“This is a fantastic step forward for Fleming College,” said Board Chair Fred Clifford. “This new facility has a tremendous impact on our ability to offer Fleming’s outstanding programs to more people in the Northumberland region.”

President Adamson and Chair Clifford were joined at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 27, 2022, by Cobourg Mayor John Henderson and Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini.