More than 2,000 prospective students and family members visited Conestoga on Thursday, October 9 for the 2014 College Fair, where they had the opportunity to learn more about the many programs and services available at Ontario’s colleges.
Conestoga programs were on display in the Recreation Centre, where faculty, students and service providers were on-hand to greet visitors, provide information and answer questions for those considering Conestoga programs. Tours of both Doon and Cambridge (Fountain St.) campuses were also available.
Representatives from Ontario’s other colleges were also in attendance to answer questions about program offerings, admissions requirements and campus life.
The annual College Fair at Conestoga is part of Ontario’s College Information Program (CIP), a series of events held across the province in September and October to provide prospective students and their families with opportunities to learn more about the unique programs and opportunities provided by Ontario’s 28 public colleges.
Michelle Ditner is a second-year Early Childhood Education student at Conestoga. She worked as a volunteer at the event, greeting and speaking with prospective students about the college and about her program. “It was great to be able to talk to students and encourage them to come to Conestoga or to come back,” said Ditner. “There are so many resources available from the college that can make things easier for first-time or returning students.”
For prospective student Curtis Butler, the opportunity to connect with people already enrolled in the program made a real difference. “The students give an in-depth look at what goes on in the program that you can’t get from reading information online,” said Butler, who was looking for information about engineering and electrician programs.
The College Information Program continues through October 24. Applications are now open for Ontario college programs beginning Fall 2015 and Winter and Spring 2016. For more information, visit ontariocolleges.ca