Peterborough ON â€“ (July 18, 2019) â€“ Student innovation and hands-on learning will be on display at the Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase on Thursday, July 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Hosted at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) at Flemingâ€™s Sutherland Campus, the event is a showcase of experiential learning in action with students working to solve real-world challenges. Throughout the winter and spring, students from the School of Trades and Technology have worked with sponsors from industry and non-profit sectors to find innovative solutions to a technology-related problem.
â€śThe Showcase provides students with real-world knowledge and support they need to become entrepreneurs, and we are very proud to highlight the innovative thinking students demonstrate to create their projects,â€ť said Jason Jackson, Dean, School of Business, School of Trades and Technology. â€śThrough these projects, students make valuable contributions to our local community and economy, while gaining real-world experience.â€ť
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.
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 2 to 5 p.m. in the KTTC, Sutherland Campus (599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough).
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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.
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