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May 22, 2017 9:54 PM

Conestoga named Education Partner of the Year

Conestoga was named the Career Education Council's Education Partner of the Year at its Annual Business and Education Breakfast on April 7.

The Career Education Council (CEC) of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin is a non-profit organization that connects its business and education partners to help students explore careers and gain meaningful workplace experiences. The annual breakfast promotes dialogue between employers, educators and students about the impact of experiential learning.

During the presentation, Kelly Schafer, executive director of CEC, stated Conestoga was chosen for the award this year because of its significant involvement with CEC.

Conestoga supports the CEC’s Your Future, Your Choice event that brings together post-secondary institutions and employers, and Career Pathways Guelph -- an event geared to grade eight students who want to learn more about future career choices.

Kate Parr, a student in Conestoga’s Mechanical Techniques - Industry Millwright program, was a student speaker at the event, and Recreation and Leisure Services student, Kristen Cuttress, was named the CEC’s Co-op Student of the Year.

For more information, visit the CEC’s website

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