THUNDER BAY, ON, November 28, 2018 – Confederation College’s facilities, labs, shops and classrooms were filled with local grade 11 and 12 high school students this Wednesday as part of Confederation’s annual Open House.
“We are always delighted to have high school students visit us to learn the importance of pursuing postsecondary education and to ask any questions they might have about their programs of interest or about any other aspect of college life,” said President Kathleen Lynch. “Open House is a great opportunity for prospective students to discover how fun and fulfilling it would be to build their future with Confederation College.”
Tours were held in each of the schools at Confederation College, giving participants the opportunity to engage in important one-on-one conversations with Program Coordinators and to visit the related areas on campus.
“Learners have so many options to choose from, it can sometimes be overwhelming,” said Cheryl-Lyn Lamers, Manager of Strategic Enrolment. “We offer events like Open House to help potential students better understand those options and to guide them through the process of selecting and applying to our school. With the help of our recruitment team and other members of the College, we let future students know they have someone in their corner.”
Confederation College offers over 58 postsecondary programs that prepare students for a wide range of careers through hands-on, practical education and experiential learning. A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) study reported that 87.9% of Confederation College students found employment within six months of graduation (2016-17 results).
Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa.
Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 850 full- and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $643.4 million annually.
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