Peterborough ON – (March 26, 2019) – Student innovation and hands-on learning will be on display at the Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell on Friday, March 29. This year’s Showcase theme is Real-world challenges, real-world solutions.
“We are very proud to showcase the skills our talented students have, who truly are the next generation of technology and business leaders,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology.
Hosted at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, the event is a showcase of experiential learning in action. Throughout the winter, students from the School of Business and School of Trades and Technology have worked with sponsors from industry and non-profit sectors to find innovation solutions to a business-or technology- related problem. The students gain academic credit and on-the-job experience by undertaking these supervised applied projects. At the same time, the project results provide new information, answer questions, contribute to planning and, lay the groundwork for future innovations.
“Through these projects, students make a valuable contribution to the local community and economy, while gaining entrepreneurial experience. These projects prepare students to be high performers in the workforce,” continued Dean Mann. “Their participation in the Showcase further allows them to highlight their accomplishments, gain confidence and build their network. Thank you to Bell for supporting the Innovation and Technology Showcase.”
The projects will be judged with prizes awarded at the conclusion of the Showcase. Members of the public are invited to attend the event and view the projects, which will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the KTTC.
In addition to the project displays, the Showcase will feature keynote speaker, Nicole Almond at 2 p.m. Nicole is the President of Enactus Canada, a national charitable organization that is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders. She developed a passion for community development originally as an Enactus student, creating and implementing educational outreach projects in Egypt, Grenada and Canada. Over the past decade she’s mentored hundreds of students, her fellow Enactus country leaders, and a team of 12 dedicated staff, exemplifying her expertise in youth entrepreneurship and skills development. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Enactus Country Leader Council representing her colleagues from the global network.
In addition to being an alumna and President of Enactus Canada, Nicole served as Chair of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Toronto walk for several years and sits on the Board of Pink Pearl Canada. She is a passionate female leader and public speaker that helps both businesses and academic leaders better understand, motivate and harness the innovative potential of young leaders
11 a.m. – Showcase opens, KTTC Main Foyer
2 p.m. – Keynote speaker Nicole Almond, lower cafeteria
3 p.m. – Message from Fleming College President Maureen Adamson, message from Sponsor Bell, Pat Dunne
3:30 p.m. – Awards presentation, lower cafeteria
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 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.
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