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September 30, 2004 3:11 PM

RBC Foundation Donates $20,000 to Conestoga

With its recent implementation of intensive, applied skills degree programs, Conestoga College is moving in a new direction, providing advanced opportunities for high-level learning for students keen to meet the needs and challenges of a growing, complex economy in which many local businesses and industries are moving forward into positions of global importance.

The RBC Foundation, which is affiliated with Royal Bank Canada, has stepped forward to assist Conestoga with this enterprise that is so important to the local economy and community growth.

President John Tibbits recently accepted a $20,000 donation from the RBC Foundation, which will be used for the acquisition of learning resources related to the four-year degree program in Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies. The College’s intention is to apply these funds towards obtaining and enhancing resources to be located at the Learning Resource Centre at the Doon (Kitchener) campus, for use by second-year students in the program.

Making the presentation to the College were Peter Everest, Senior Account Manager, Public Sector and Professional Markets, RBC Royal Bank, and Gus Kotsiomitis, Sales and Market Manager, Public Sector Markets, Commercial Markets (Ontario), RBC Royal Bank.

The RBC Foundation is involved in community investment activities, and education is one of its key priorities.

The Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies program combines instruction in mathematics and engineering technology, business and management studies, liberal studies and periods of co-operative education in industry. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree from the College, and can go on to a variety of career options, such as the engineering and managerial functions in test and software design, embedded systems design, network design and wireless networks.

CONTACT: Ingrid Town, 519-748-5220, ext. 3490


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