It's decision time for many students in Ontario looking for post-secondary programs that will set the path for their futures. Advertising or aviation? Nursing or network specialist? Biotechnology or broadcasting?
Centennial College is making the decision easier during its Discover Centennial days. Six sessions over three days during March Break will provide prospective students with the opportunity to tour the college's four campuses, learn details of specific programs and ask questions of Centennial faculty and students.
"Discover Centennial is very helpful for grades 11 and 12 students and their families who are researching post-secondary opportunities," says Lisa Mark, manager, liaison and student recruitment. "It's also valuable for people not currently in the education system researching new career options."
Some may have never visited a college or university before, or may be the first in their family expected to go on to post-secondary education. Hearing first-hand about what's in store can be very reassuring.
"We know that students who have researched their programs and made sure of a good fit do better overall," Mark says. "So we're doing everything we can to help new students make informed decisions about their academic choices."
Guests will visit laboratories and the college's unique learning facilities such as the on-campus aircraft hangar.
They'll try out some of the services and social activities that make student life at Centennial so enjoyable.
For those who need it, there are tours of the residence, as well.
Ontario's first college, Centennial offers more than 80 innovative undergraduate programs in a wide variety of disciplines leading to bachelor degrees, diplomas or certificates. In addition, Centennial offers post-diploma programs and apprenticeship opportunities.
All of Centennial's programs combine theory with applied learning experiences in state-of-the-art laboratories, or through work placements or paid co-op work terms with industry partners.
For more information about Discover Centennial, directions or to book your March Break visit, call 416-289-5326 or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambrian College's civil engineering technology program has received national accreditation from the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, making it the first community college in Ontario to receive this distinction for an applied science or engineering technology program.
As diploma holders from a nationally accredited program, graduates will not have to write additional technological exams or reports in order to receive their professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
"We are pleased that Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology has received national accreditation for its civil engineering technology program," said Don Cheeseman, chairman of the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. "Certification is a must for professionals who want to advance their careers because it ensures job mobility across Canada and in several countries around the world. What's more, employers increasingly prefer to hire certified technicians and technologists as they have employment-ready skills."
"This national certification," said John Hood, dean of Cambrian's school of computer and engineering technology, "reflects the calibre of our civil engineering technology program.
Cambrian is committed to ensuring a skilled workforce through the provision of a solid and relevant educational foundation.
This certification confirms our focus and gives Cambrian graduates a competitive advantage in the global marketplace."
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