Conestoga news

October 27, 2003 11:15 AM

November 5 College Information Fair at Conestoga

Wednesday, November 5 will be a great day to learn about the benefits, value and rewards offered by a college education. On that day, local high school students and the general public can visit Conestoga College in Kitchener for the annual Visitor Information Program/College Information Program (VIP/CIP), in which 25 institutions are participating.

The week of November 3-7 is College Week in Ontario, so it's an ideal time to learn about these institutions, which offer everything from one-year certificates to apprenticeship training to three-year diplomas and four-year degrees. Ontario's public colleges annually serve 150,000 full-time students and close to one million part-time students, and employ approximately 30,000 people in 200 communities across the province.

The daytime schedule on November 5 goes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and features more than 2,500 high school students from Waterloo Region, and Wellington, Perth and Huron counties. These students begin the day with a visit to the college information display booths at the Conestoga College Recreation Centre at the Doon campus. Following this, each student attends two workshops on programs/career education areas offered by Conestoga. After lunch, each student then attends two workshops presented by the participating institutions. All students have pre-registered for these workshops.

From 6:30-8 p.m. in the evening the information displays, fully staffed, are open to the general public at the Recreation Centre. College representatives on duty will be more than happy to meet with prospective students and their parents, and to answer any and all questions about college education.

Participating will be 18 Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, from St. Lawrence in the east to St. Clair in the west to Canadore and Confederation in the north; all three Institutes of Technology and Advanced Learning (Conestoga, Humber and Sheridan); Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences; and the three agricultural and food sciences colleges of the University of Guelph.

CONTACT: Jan Stroh,