Limerick Institute of Technology and Fleming College sign omnibus agreement to expand academic pathways

Peterborough ON – (April 8, 2021) – Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and Fleming College signed an omnibus articulation agreement on March 2, 2021. The agreement provides a range of academic pathways for graduates of certain diploma programs offered at Fleming College to gain advanced entry into the third or fourth year of relevant degree programs at LIT. Some of the degree opportunities included in the omnibus agreement are Business Studies with Beauty & Spa Management, Construction Management, Business with Digital Marketing, Computer Networks and Systems Management, Biotechnology with Biopharmaceutical Science, and Enterprise and Innovation.

Fleming College and LIT started their partnership in 2016 with a memorandum of understanding. Since then, the partnership has flourished with multiple pathway agreements, LIT staff visiting Fleming College, Fleming faculty participating in LIT’s annual Professional Development Week, as well as Fleming graduates coming to study at LIT through previous pathway agreements.

“LIT are delighted to be expanding on our pathway to degree completion offerings with our valued partners in Fleming College,” commented President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane. “These pathways create wonderful opportunities for students; not just from an academic viewpoint, but also for the fantastic international experience that they will gain during their time in Ireland. We were delighted to have had Fleming College staff participate in our annual Professional Development Week last year. We greatly value our partnership with Fleming, and look forward to many more successful years of collaboration with them.”

“This has been a valued partnership over many years, and it all started with an MOU,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We are thrilled to be adding to the many pathway options for our graduates to enhance their educational credentials with a degree and gain invaluable international experience while doing it. The variety of programs included in this omnibus agreement is proof of how robust and important our collaboration is with LIT.”

To learn more about the pathways to degree completion offers between Fleming College and LIT, please visit the website.

About LIT
Limerick Institute of Technology, founded in 1852, is a multi-campus, public, university-level institute of higher education in the Mid-West of Ireland with an enrolment of around 7,000 students. On course to becoming a Technological University in September 2021, LIT collaborates with industry to offer career-focused programmes across disciplines including engineering, science, information technology, business, finance, marketing, food & tourism, social care, humanities, sport and art & design. LIT offers qualifications ranging in order from Higher Certificate up to Honours Bachelor Degrees, taught Masters, Graduate Diplomas and Masters and PhD by research. LIT’s mission is to prepare learners for fulfilling and challenging futures, fostering the professional, intellectual, social, cultural and personal development of the individual. The hallmark of our educational philosophy is active learning through a fusion of theory and practice.

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:
Bríd Ryan
LIT’s North America Regional Manager
brid.ryan@lit.ie
0035361293440

Amar Shah
Communications Officer, Fleming College 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Future Skills Centre announces $32 million for projects to help Canadian workers gain skills as part of shock-proofing the workforce of the future

Future Skills Centre is investing $218,437.32 in Fleming College’s project Capturing Change in Indigenous Labour Markets: Local Approach, Pan-Canadian Impact.

The one-year project will develop and test a novel solution to document and respond to real-time changes in Indigenous labour markets to improve Indigenous participation.

Fleming College sits on the traditional territory of the Michi Sagiig Anishnaabe, governed by the Williams Treaty. The College honours the land itself and the people who have stewarded it through the generations.  

“Our commitment to the Indigenous community is embedded in our values at Fleming and our strategic plan. Through this project and the investment from the Future Skills Centre, we aim to research and test a new tool that will encourage and support Indigenous participation in the labour market.”
– Fleming College President Maureen Adamson

News release from Future Skills Centre:

TORONTO (April 7, 2021) — Future Skills Centre (FSC) today announces the funding of 64 innovation projects as part of a $32 million investment to provide practical solutions for thousands of workers and employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada and to prepare the workforce for the opportunities and jobs of the future.

Many of the projects will explore new technologies and processes for whole industry sectors that are evolving or emerging, while others are designed to reskill or upskill workers displaced by the economic damage of the pandemic. The projects strive to navigate change, imagine the future, and help all Canadians – especially those facing multiple barriers to full employment – in acquiring the skills and resilience to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
Indigenous innovations – These projects support Indigenous values, Indigenous economic development, ways of learning, and doing business. Thirty-three projects worth $17.7 million focus on providing equitable opportunity and access for Indigenous communities.

Untried innovations – Many projects seek to create or anticipate change by training people to work differently. Nine projects worth $7.8 million invest in new fields or mobilize emerging industries such as cellular agriculture, sustainable fisheries, and robotic manufacturing.

Rural and remote – Many projects aim to reach people in rural (67%), remote/isolated (35%) or Northern communities (40%). These often involve virtual training or learning through online platforms and cultivate locally-grown industries.

New technologies – Many projects (47%) use tech innovation, applying new technology to the delivery of training or service. Some use Augmented or Virtual Reality and novel virtual interface technologies to transform training in everything from skilled trades to social services.

Inclusive workforce – Almost two-thirds of projects target specific populations such as youth, women and Indigenous peoples to create a more diverse and equitable workforce. Some projects strive to connect job seekers facing multiple barriers to full participation in the workforce with pathways to training and employment.

QUOTES
“As we look forward to a world post-recovery, we know that a dynamic skills agenda will be central to Canada’s success in a constantly-changing labour market. These pan-Canadian partnerships will be real-time, applied examples to help design new skills development approaches that allow Canadian workers and businesses to seize opportunities in our future economy.”
– Pedro Barata, Executive Director of the Future Skills Centre

“We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted certain groups of people and industry sectors more than others. These shock-proofing projects, funded through the Future Skills Centre, will contribute to finding innovative skills development and training solutions to help Canadian workers develop resilience in the face of sudden economic and technological changes.”
– Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

QUICK FACTS
● These 64 projects are funded as a result of the call for proposals Shock-proofing the Future of Work: Skills Innovation Challenge.
● The projects will impact thousands of Canadians in all provinces and territories and a variety of sectors.
● 60% of projects focus on greater inclusion and equity among the workforce to support population groups whose jobs were especially impacted by the pandemic.
● Over 70% of the projects focus on or support Canadian youth aged 16 to 28.
● To date, FSC has invested $138 million CAD in 135 projects.

RESOURCES
● Visit our announcement landing page here.
● Get more background information here.
● Download multimedia assets here.
● To browse through all 64 projects, visit our website here.

CALL TO ACTION
Connect with partners in the skills development and training ecosystem across Canada in our Community of Practice.

ABOUT FSC
The Future Skills Centre (FSC) is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success. We believe Canadians should feel confident about the skills they have to succeed in a changing workforce. As a pan-Canadian community, we are collaborating to rigorously identify, test, measure, and share innovative approaches to assessing and developing the skills Canadians need to thrive in the days and years ahead. The Future Skills Centre was founded by a consortium whose members are Ryerson University, Blueprint, and The Conference Board of Canada, and is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program.

CONTACT
Eglantine Ronfard
Bilingual Communications Manager, Future Skills Centre
647 262 3706
eglantine.ronfard@fsc-ccf.ca

Ecosystem management graduate hopes to inspire others to take action against pollution through new documentary

Peterborough ON – (March 31, 2021) – Rochelle Byrne graduated from Fleming’s Ecosystem Management Technology program in 2012. Two years later, she started a not-for-profit organization called A Greener Future, which focuses on litter cleanup and prevention.

“Right from the beginning, when I started A Greener Future, the people that were supporting me most were people that I had met in school, that had the same mindset about the environment,” said Byrne.

As a non-profit organization, A Greener Future works with the community to promote environmental preservation through organized litter cleanups, educational programs and events.  

Byrne says her time in Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences ignited her passion for the environment and curiosity to learn more. “I learned to keep researching and how to stay up to date when it comes to new things in the environment and the actions we need to take.”

Everything changed in 2020, however, with the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down any form of social gatherings. Undeterred, Byrne got more creative and adventurous. She decided to take on the endurance challenge of stand-up paddleboarding 430 kilometres across Lake Ontario to raise awareness about plastic pollution along the shoreline.

What she hoped would be a short video of her journey, has turned into a 45-minute documentary titled Shoreline: The Paddle Against Plastic.

“There is so much to say about plastic pollution and the environment, and all the things that we can do to help make it better,” said Byrne. “I’m excited that we get to reach more people through this medium because I think it’s an important topic and not something that everybody’s aware of.”

Since announcing the documentary project, Byrne has gained a new following and a lot of coverage for her cause.

“All of us appreciate Lake Ontario and if it ends up highly polluted, it will not be good for surfers, paddleboarders, boaters, or swimmers, so I think it’s really important that we all come together,” said Byrne.

With the release of Shoreline, she hopes to raise awareness and inspire others to get involved, whether it be through joining a litter cleanup or making a donation to an environmental cause.

“All that matters is that everyone is doing their part.”

The advanced virtual screening of Shoreline is on April 1 at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Byrne. Tickets are on sale now with all funds raised going towards A Greener Future’s Love Your Lake program, comprising 100 organized litter cleanups along Lake Ontario.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit A Greener Future’s website.

Fleming introduces new Plumber Apprenticeship program

Peterborough ON – (March 30, 2021) Plumbers are highly valued tradespeople and an integral part of any construction and maintenance team. Fleming has a brand new Plumber Apprenticeship program for those interested in this rewarding career to cut their teeth – and pipes – right here in the Peterborough-Kawartha region.

Plumbing is an in-demand career in a growing field with opportunities available in the region and across the province. The Plumber Apprenticeship allows individuals to pursue a career as a plumber, pipefitter, contractor or supervisor in residential, commercial or industrial settings.

Along with the experience gained through work, the program involves three in-school sessions of 240 hours each:

  • Basic: Learn about the tools and piping methods, plumbing systems, workplace safety, rigging and hoisting, and welding
  • Intermediate: Train in plumbing systems, drain-waste-vent piping, and trade calculations and documentation
  • Advanced: Consolidate and build on skills learned through in-depth training in plumbing systems, process piping systems and trade documentation

The training sessions for the program will be in the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with the latest labs, tools and equipment at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough. Fleming’s instructors are fully qualified tradespeople and experts in the field with connections to local tradespeople and organizations.

As this is an apprenticeship program, eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and it also presents the offer to attend. Applicants must be registered apprentices with the Ministry, which includes being sponsored by an eligible employer. More information about apprenticeship in Ontario is available here.

For more information about the Plumber Apprenticeship program at Fleming, please visit: Plumber Apprenticeship Level One.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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’s DSW students receive COVID-19 vaccine and what they want you to know about it

Peterborough ON – (March 26, 2021) – Students in Fleming’s Developmental Services Worker program have the opportunity to make a difference every day by providing practical and meaningful support to those in need. But doing that important work has been challenging during the pandemic.  

For fourth-semester students Shweta Gondalia, Swany Kaji and Natasha Maurik, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine gave them the assurance to continue to protect and provide safe and meaningful care to the community.   

Q: When did you get the vaccine?  

Shweta: I received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 4, 2021.
Swany: I received the vaccine on March 17. 
Natasha: I received my vaccine on March 18.  

Q: Why did you want to get the vaccine?  

Shweta: I am currently working in Stewart Homes, a residential setting for children with developmental disabilities. I wanted to get the vaccine to keep the ones I work with safe. Children with developmental disabilities are vulnerable, and I wanted to be there for them. Their safety and protection are my priority.   
Swany: I work at a long-term care facility, and the residents are vulnerable to this virus. In order to minimize their risk, I got vaccinated.  
Natasha: I wanted to get the vaccine to keep the people I support safe, as well as my friends and family. It also ensures my safety, but the people I support, and my loved ones, always come first.   

Q: How will getting the shot help you in your studies and work?  

Shweta: By getting the vaccine, I will keep myself and the individuals I support safe and healthy. During these challenging times, I feel proud to have gotten my first dose of the vaccine and do my part for the community as a frontline worker. 
Swany: It will help me have peace of mind every time I go to work. Even if I have the common flu or the cold, I had to get tested. With the vaccine, I will be able to work without affecting the people around me.  
Natasha: As a healthcare worker, my duties are to ensure the safety and good quality of life for the people I support. With the world’s current circumstances, it’s the next step to getting society back to what it was before.  

Q: What do you want people to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine?  

Shweta: I know there is a lot of confusion and fear around taking the vaccine. I was scared, but I also believe that reading more about the vaccine from a valid source helped me. We all should trust the facts instead of myths at this hour. Let us all do what we can in keeping ourselves and our communities safe by taking the vaccine. 
Swany: It is a quick and easy process to get and doesn’t hurt at all. They keep you under observation for 15 minutes after you have taken the vaccine. You might have symptoms like body pain, redness and swelling at the site for a day or two, but it all goes away within a few days.  
Natasha: I want people to know that the COVID-19 vaccine is used to help your body build immunity to the virus. If you were to contract it, the symptoms and illness would be less severe than in other cases. It can be scary thinking about getting a vaccine that came out superfast, but this is necessary to keep people safe and get society back to normal.

Fleming College partners with local photographer on new initiative to combat sex trafficking in the region

Peterborough ON – (March 25, 2021) – Fleming College is partnering with Heather Doughty, photographer and creator of INSPIRE: The Women’s Portrait Project, to pilot a unique project designed to combat sex trafficking in the Eastern Ontario region. Together, the project team will create a series of photographed portraits of the survivors of sex trafficking with accompanying narratives. Using quantitative and qualitative analysis of focus groups and in-depth interviews, the portraits will be incorporated into awareness initiatives and education materials targeted towards helping those most at risk of being trafficked.

“This project is deeply important to Fleming, our students and our community. We want to empower survivors, dismantle myths, and prevent sex trafficking of individuals. With our partners, we will create a powerful and innovative tool to combat this deeply-rooted, and often hidden, crime. The Fleming community is grateful to the federal government for their support on this important issue” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson.

Part of the project’s uniqueness is its close connection and involvement with survivors to share their stories. Using images and content co-created with survivors, the project aims to feature survivors from groups most at risk, specifically those who are female-identified, Indigenous, Black, Trans, and those from care systems. The educational material produced will include spotting the signs of trafficking and entrenchment, recognizing grooming and luring tactics, as well as information on how to seek support or report suspected cases. “When we share our stories, we see the human in the person,” said Heather Doughty.

Funding for the four-year project, approximately $300,000, was awarded from Public Safety Canada’s Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime, and was announced on March 15 by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. The project team will work closely with several local agencies and organizations, such as the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle, survivors, advocates, and youth care homes to gather firsthand data related to sex trafficking. Other supporting organizations, including CYC Assets and Corus Entertainment, will provide the project team with web hosting and communications support.

Leading the project team is Heather Sago, coordinator of Fleming College’s accredited Child and Youth Care (CYC) program, and students and graduates will be involved in this project. The CYC program prepares students for a career providing in support for the diverse unmet needs of young persons, their families and communities. Students apply the principles of relational practice, designing, implementing, and evaluating care and intervention plans. Fleming’s CYC program has a unique stream of courses related to children’s mental health, trauma, including sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and advocacy. The program also features the Indigenous Perspectives Designation option.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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 presents Multicultural Showcase to celebrate cultures and traditions from around the world

Peterborough ON – (March 24, 2021) – International Student Services at Fleming is putting on a display of multiculturalism to celebrate the diversity and culture of our students and the community. The Multicultural Showcase on March 26 & 27 is going virtual this year, and it’s free and open to everyone.

The two-day event features everything from games, music, dance and educational activities to meditation and martial arts. This exhibition of student and community presentations, live events and interactive workshops includes local and renowned artists, such as Linda Kash, Master Marcelo Sarkis, Jemar Phoenix, Mike D, Erin Blackstock, Joanna Van Ginkel, and our very own Lorinda Frudd, Sarah-Jayne Riley and Fred Wood.

There are a variety of events on both days – take in the ones you want or join them all. The virtual sessions will require a computer with a camera and microphone, and Webex.

Friday, Mar. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Pre-recorded sessions available through this Webex link

9 a.m. Opening remarks by Peter Bondy, Director of International Education
9:15 a.m. Talk on Indigenous heritage
9:30 a.m. Cultural displays from Brazil, India, Jamaica Syria, Turkey and the Philippines
2 p.m. LGBTQ2S+ talks with SAC and FSA

Saturday, Mar. 27 from 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. EST
Live virtual interactive sessions through Webex links listed below

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.Kahoot Game of Word Synonyms and Definitions (click to join)
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Basics of Taekwondo with Blue Wave Taekwondo (click to join)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. A cup of Joy – World Music and Poetry Café (click to join)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Kahoot Game of Traditional Food Trivia (click to join)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Musical Tambola Bingo (click to join)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Learn to Meditate for Better Sleep (click to join)
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Housebound Scavengers Assemble (click to join)
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. A Cup of Joy – World Music and Poetry Café (click to join)
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. LOL with Linda Kash (click to join)

For more information about Fleming’s Multicultural Showcase, please visit the International Student Services Facebook page or email: international@flemingcollege.ca.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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 commits to being a welcoming place for all by establishing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council

Peterborough ON – (March 22, 2021) – Fleming College prides itself on being a welcoming place for all. To reinforce and further this commitment at all levels, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Council has been established to provide advice and recommendations to Fleming’s Senior Management Team on policy, governance and operational matters.

EDI’s mandate includes leading initiatives that promote equity and inclusiveness by:

  • Creating a culture and opportunities to discuss and act on issues related to equity, inclusion, systemic oppression and discrimination of any form
  • Supporting employees in the development of their skills, so they are able to identify and work to dismantle all forms of oppression and eliminate barriers to inclusion
  • Encouraging greater diversity within our faculty and staff through identifying and addressing barriers to inclusion and forms of discrimination

“Fleming is committed to being a welcoming place for all, where the needs of our diverse populations are met, and varying perspectives enrich our communities,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming President. “Together, guided by our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Council, Fleming will continue to follow our strategic direction and meet our commitment to eliminate barriers and build an inclusive sense of belonging.”

The EDI Council will be responsible for advising on and undertaking projects focused on: organizational policies, practices and advocacy that impact representation of faculty, staff and students; the provision of professional learning material and workshops; and recruitment, retention and advancement within all areas of the College.

The EDI Council is chaired by the Dean of Fleming’s School of Justice and Community Development, and has representatives from unions, student associations and various departments. The Council also has representation from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2+ communities.

The work of the Council will set Fleming apart as a top employer in the region through focus on a shared culture of respect, transparency and accountability.

For more information, please visit here.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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

New Capilano University and Fleming College agreement allows diploma graduates to complete a degree in tourism management

Peterborough ON – (March 19, 2021) – Capilano University and Fleming College are pleased to announce a new 2 + 2 block agreement that allows Tourism and Hospitality diploma graduates from Fleming College to continue their education and complete a Bachelor of Tourism Management degree at CapU. This agreement, which came into effect on Mar. 1, opens a new pathway for both current students and recent graduates of Fleming College.

“Capilano University’s School of Tourism Management is thrilled to partner with Ontario’s Fleming College,” said Stephanie Wells, chair of the School of Tourism Management at Capilano University. “We are confident our graduates will be equipped to help lead the post-pandemic economic recovery efforts in tourism and hospitality across Canada.”

The block transfer agreement applies to graduates of Fleming’s Ontario College Diploma in Tourism -Global Travel and Ontario College Diploma in Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurants Operations.

“Hospitality and tourism have been two of the hardest hit industries over the course of this pandemic,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “With people eagerly waiting for the opportunity to travel again when it is safe to do so, Fleming’s cross-country partnership with CapU will prepare our students with the skills and training that will be in high demand.”

Ontario and BC represent Canada’s most significant tourism economies, with one in 11 jobs depending on the tourism industry. 

CapU has been a leader in tourism education in Western Canada for over 40 years. Its School of Tourism Management offers students globally experienced faculty, experiential learning and impactful community engagement.

This agreement expands the University’s reach to students in Ontario. It opens opportunities for tourism and hospitality diploma graduates from Ontario to broaden their education with deeper learning and work experience opportunities in Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky region.

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers 94 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Sa7plek (Chief Joe Capilano), an important leader of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation of the Coast Salish Peoples. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the LíỈwat, xʷməθkʷəỷəm (Musqueam), shíshálh (Sechelt), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Linda Munro
Capilano University
t: 604 220 8937
e: lindamunro@capilanou.ca
www.capilanou.ca

Amar Shah
Fleming College
t: 705-749-5530 x 1370
e: amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
www.flemingcollege.ca