Fleming College to welcome hundreds of visitors to annual Open House event

 

oh2Peterborough ON – (March 27, 2017) – Fleming College will host its spring Open House on Saturday, April 1 at its campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg.

The College’s Open House provides an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about Fleming – its programs, facilities, and life on campus. The day will include tours of the campus, residences, and the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre as well as the opportunity to speak directly with faculty and students.

The College will host information sessions on Financial Aid Options, On- and Off-Campus Housing, and Transitioning to College for Students with an IEP. Visitors can also learn more about the many student services and supports available on campus including Health Services, Counselling and Accessible Education Services, Career Services, and Tutoring Services & Academic Skills.

“Open house is a great day for prospective students and their families to visit Fleming College,” said Carrie Truman, Manager of Student Recruitment. “Guests not only get the chance to see the campus and all of our facilities but they can also connect with current students, faculty and staff and get all of their questions answered.”

To showcase the hands-on learning that takes place at Fleming, many of the programs will provide live demonstrations of learning activities. At Sutherland Campus, these include a mock crime scene in the Justice lab, a car search performed by students in the Customs Border Services program, demonstrations from the Esthetician and Massage Therapy students in the Spa + Clinic, and freshly-baked treats in the Culinary lab. As well, Open House guests can view a special project being completed by students in the School of Trades and Technology. The students are refurbishing a former GO Transit but into a tour bus for the James Barker Band. Visitors will be able to view the bus and the progress on the renovations.

At Frost Campus in Lindsay, programs within the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences will feature an Arboriculture tree-climbing exercise, Blasting Techniques demonstrations, and survival demonstrations from the Outdoor Adventure Skills program, among others.

Visitors to the Haliburton Campus can interact with students during live art demonstrations in the campus studios while guests at Cobourg Campus can learn more about the Personal Support Worker program, which will start at the campus in fall 2017.

For more information, or to register, please visit flemingcollege.ca/openhouse.

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 Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370