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Culinary students make Fleming College proud at Skills Canada – Ontario

Sophie Crowder remembers the nervous excitement she felt entering the Toronto Congress Centre, taking in the grandeur of Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition. In Skills Canada – Ontario, skilled trade and technology students aim to impress their educators, family, friends and prospective employers, competing for Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals and the opportunity… Continue reading Culinary students make Fleming College proud at Skills Canada – Ontario

A life-long interest in Africa takes Samuel Davison to Fleming College

Samuel Davison grew up watching movies and documentaries about Africa, in awe of the incredible biodiversity and ecosystems, and the flora and fauna there. When he started researching post-secondary schools, Samuel discovered that Fleming College’s Ecosystem Management Technician program includes a mandatory two-week field placement– and one of the three organized placements is in South… Continue reading A life-long interest in Africa takes Samuel Davison to Fleming College

May Nguyen and Ryan Ly pursue Pharmacy Technician career path together

In their home country of Vietnam, May Nguyen and Ryan Ly said they are “supposed” to get married and settle down at their age, but the couple didn’t conform to societal expectations. Instead of following the traditional path, May and Ryan flew to Canada to take the Pharmacy Technician program at Fleming College together.  “Ryan… Continue reading May Nguyen and Ryan Ly pursue Pharmacy Technician career path together

International student Oanh Ho wins Female Business Student of the Year – Fleming College

For five years, Oanh (“Jo”) Ho worked in the hospitality industry in Vietnam, feeling exhausted from long work days in a busy city. She decided it was time for a change and wanted the adventure of studying abroad. “I was born and grew up in the hustle of Ho Chi Minh City, and now I… Continue reading International student Oanh Ho wins Female Business Student of the Year – Fleming College

Health Information Management student uses university and college to build a strong healthcare resume

Sarah Mandarano never considered college. As an academically strong student in high school with an interest in medicine, Sarah only ever considered university. “My parents told me ‘you’re going to university.’ That was my path,” she explained. “I honestly never even looked at colleges because it was always university. There was no point in looking.”… Continue reading Health Information Management student uses university and college to build a strong healthcare resume

Wireless Information Networking student Innovates for Change

  In Canada, only one third of graduates in science, technology, engineering and math – also known as STEM – are women. By increasing women in STEM subjects, we can fuel change that will impact our future, which is why the theme for International Women’s Day this year is #InnovateForChange (source: Status of Women Canada).… Continue reading Wireless Information Networking student Innovates for Change

Paramedic student puts knowledge into action by helping stroke victim

Donna Walmsley started her day on February 4, 2019 just like any other Monday, volunteering at Community Care Ennismore and running errands around town. She didn’t feel any different that morning than any other morning, but February 4th is the day Donna had a stroke. “I was fine,” said Donna. “I went to Giant Tiger and… Continue reading Paramedic student puts knowledge into action by helping stroke victim

“We’re no different if we can do the job” Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing students Amanda, Amy and Kayla

  When you walk into the multi-story KUBE structure in the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing students Amanda Hancock, Amy French and Kayla Wilford do not stand out amongst the group of students welding pipes, finding parts, and polishing finished projects. And that’s just the way they like it. “I don’t… Continue reading “We’re no different if we can do the job” Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing students Amanda, Amy and Kayla

From taking a multi-millionaire out to dinner to creating a business, Fleming College is a wild ride for Dylan Trepanier

When Dylan Trepanier reflects on his most memorable experience at Fleming College, he recalls the time he took a multi-millionaire to dinner in his 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. He had been tasked with driving Nicole Verkindt – a young, successful entrepreneur who founded OMX (Offset Market Exchange) and serves as a Dragon on CBC’s “Next Gen… Continue reading From taking a multi-millionaire out to dinner to creating a business, Fleming College is a wild ride for Dylan Trepanier

Valedictorian David Hale says college is more than good grades and graduating

When David Hale enrolled in the Ecosystem Management Technician program, he entered Fleming College’s Frost Campus with the mindset of earning good grades and graduating as quickly as possible. But after making connections with people and learning more about the natural world, his point of view changed on what he wanted from his college experience.… Continue reading Valedictorian David Hale says college is more than good grades and graduating
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