Conestoga news

November 23, 2005 2:28 PM

Open House for Parents to Showcase Diversity of College Opportunities

Conestoga College will present Parents Night -- a free open house for parents -- to highlight the diverse, dynamic opportunities available to young people who want to pursue a college education in our region.

The event will take place on Wednesday, December 7, starting at 7 p.m. at the Conestoga College Recreation Centre, located at the Doon campus in Kitchener. Parents Night is part of the School-College Work Initiative (SCWI), a co-operative program between Conestoga and local school boards.

Conestoga's diverse range of programming now includes everything from preparatory studies to post-graduate programs. The College is highly respected for the quality of its diploma-level programs in business, technology, health sciences, community services and media studies. Conestoga now has its own, four-year baccalaureate programs, as well as baccalaureate programs offered in co-operation with universities such as McMaster and Windsor. Conestoga is one of Ontario's largest colleges in the apprenticeship education area, and a leader in developing and offering innovative programs, such as combined diploma/apprenticeship studies.

The College also boasts a 94 per cent graduate employment rate -- the best of any college in the province.

Parents Night visitors will also learn about how Conestoga programs directly relate to career opportunities, as well as about the many financial aid and student services/student life programs available.

Parents can reserve a place at the December 7 event by contacting Conestoga at 519-748-5220, ext. 3656 (519-763-9525 in the Guelph area).

CONTACT: Paul Osborne, 519-748-5220, ext. 3419,