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Lambton to host CIP 2002

Representatives from nearly 20 colleges will gather at Lambton College next week to give the public easy access to information on Ontario colleges' programs and services.

The college is hosting CIP 2002 (College Information Program) on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"Instead of students travelling to each of the colleges to research facilities, programs and services, the colleges have sent representatives here, armed with tons of information on their respective campuses, " said Connie Byrns, recruitment officer, Lambton College.

During the evening session, college representatives will make half-hour presentations at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., bracketed by a walkabout in the gym, which will feature a display of information about each college.

Lambton College will also have all program displays and representatives available in the gym from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. As well, select labs will be open to the public for demonstrations and viewing.

The following morning, there will again be a walkabout in the gym with the opportunity to talk to representatives from other Ontario colleges and discuss specific Lambton College programs with its representatives.

CIP 2002 is an opportunity to visit a college campus, discuss specific college programs with college representatives, find out about admission requirements and procedures, gather financial information and learn about student life and college services.

"This is a day designed to provide people with all the information necessary to make solid decisions about their post-secondary education," Byrns said. "It's a 'must-attend' for anyone considering their career path."

For more information on CIP 2002, call Lambton College's recruitment office at 519-541-2403.

In addition to the regular CIP, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Lambton Mechanical Trades will host its own open house from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Welding Techniques program will be in Room G010; Mechanical Technician -- Industrial Maintenance program will be in Room G003, and the Machine Tool and Die program in Room G008.

The Mechanical Open House will have employers on hand to answer career questions.


A self-employment initiative for people with disabilities was recently launched at Cambrian College.

"Exploring Self- Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities" is a multi-dimensional project that includes a self-assessment workbook, a practitioner's guide, a resource guide and a video - all of which are being distributed free of charge to more than 300 disability and business organizations throughout Ontario.

The print materials, which are in French and English, are also available on cassette, CD-ROM, and in Braille format. The video is available with both open and closed captioning in English and French.

The project also includes a Web site designed to provide information and to build relationships between disability and development organizations. It features online formats of the above materials and an online bulletin board. "Exploring Self -Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities" is a project that brings practical, accessible information about self-employment and disability-related considerations to aspiring entrepreneurs with disabilities and to the disability and business organizations who may serve them.

The project also serves to encourage community partnerships that promote greater awareness of self-employment as a viable work and career option for people with disabilities.

"Exploring Self -Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities" was developed in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), Pullen & Associates, the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC), RBC Royal Bank and Cambrian College through The Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services.

Through this project, the six partners are addressing a need to strengthen and enhance the economic growth of our communities by tapping into the potential of each resident, and by assisting them to pursue their goals.

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