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August 31, 2018 2:58 PM

Celebrating new beginnings

As the 2018-19 academic year begins, Conestoga’s newest full-time faculty and staff received a special welcome to the college from President John Tibbits at an event held at the Doon campus on Thursday, August 30.

“This is a very exciting time to be joining the college,” Tibbits said. “Conestoga is growing and transforming as we build new capacity to serve workforce needs here in our community and across Ontario.”

New campus facilities will open in both Brantford and Waterloo this fall, with further expansion plans now in development for campuses in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and Milton.

“The work we do at Conestoga is vital to the future of our community,” Tibbits continued. “More than 75 per cent of employers in Ontario can’t find the skilled talent they need. Giving everyone the chance to build their skills and take their place in the workforce builds stronger businesses and healthier, more prosperous communities.” 

This fall, the college will welcome a record number of full-time students from across Canada and around the world who have chosen to live and learn here in our community as they take the next step toward career and life success.

More than 100 new full-time employees have been hired at Conestoga over the last year to support expanded programming, contribute to student success and build essential capacity to serve the needs of students, industry partners and the community. The college now has more than 1,200 full-time employees.

“We will continue to invest in our people, in facilities and equipment that will help our students be successful and achieve their potential,” Tibbits said. “I’m confident the next five years will be the most exciting yet.”

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Conestoga’s newest full-time faculty and staff received a special welcome to the college from President John Tibbits at an event held at the Doon campus.
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