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Fleming College hosts successful bootcamps amidst COVID-19 pandemic


Peterborough ON – (October 8, 2020) – Students in targeted Fleming College programs are busy completing their learning outcomes on campus, after being disrupted in Winter and Spring semesters by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bootcamps program is part of the provincial government’s Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Reopening. It began July 13, 2020 on campus and, with strict health and safety protocols in place, zero cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

Bootcamps ranged from two hours to three weeks in length, depending on the program and learning outcomes. Graduating students participated in bootcamps to complete their program, while returning students took part in flow-through bootcamps to complete learning outcomes that were disrupted by the pandemic.

In total, 231 graduating students were invited to participate in bootcamps held between July 13 to Sept. 4, 2020 at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus (Peterborough). These bootcamps were offered for the following Fleming programs: Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician, Personal Support Worker, Practical Nursing, Welding Fabrication Technician, and Welding Techniques.

Flow-through bootcamps are offered to more than 900 students from August 4 to Dec. 17, 2020. These bootcamps are being held at the Sutherland Campus and Frost Campus (Lindsay, Ont.) for the following programs:

“I am very grateful to the staff and faculty who have worked creatively and tirelessly to get these students across the finish line safely, and address critical labour market demands, on a priority basis,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Congratulations to these amazing students. The Fleming community is proud of you.”  

To be allowed on campus, participating students must do the following:

  • Read the COVID-19 Student Training and Safe Work Practices for their bootcamp and complete the corresponding online quizzes.
  • Complete campus access COVID-19 screening, which can be accessed through the Fleming Safe app.  
  • Wear the disposable or Fleming-branded face masks available at the Information Desk, or wear their own facemask.
  • Practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, as detailed in signage around campus.  

Students who require housing have access to reconfigured units in the Fleming residence. These units are available on a weekly basis and strictly adhere to all health and safety protocols.

Below is a video of the Fleming Safe Campus Tour, which details the safety measures in place at Sutherland Campus.

Fleming College’s Fall semester is currently underway, offering a wide variety of programs through online, alternate delivery and some select face-to-face delivery. The College will continue to follow all public health guidelines in support of the ongoing effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

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 75,000 alumni.


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