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November 11, 2019
Language classes connect newcomers to government services

As part of their government services learning module, students in Conestoga’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes recently...


July 8, 2019
IT Business Analysis graduates share tips for success

Students in Conestoga’s Information Technology Business Analysis (ITBA) graduate certificate program participated in Career Connections at the Doon campus on...


March 25, 2019
Top employers and co-op students honoured at awards ceremony

On March 21, Conestoga’s outstanding employer partners and co-op students were honoured at the annual Employer Recognition awards breakfast at...


December 10, 2018
Discover Your Future program celebrates first Brantford graduates

A celebration to recognize participants who completed Conestoga’s recent delivery of the Discover Your Future program was held at the...


August 10, 2018
Discover Your Future opens pathways to post-secondary education

This September, Conestoga will relaunch Discover Your Future - a free, six-week program that will be offered at both the...


May 7, 2018
Conestoga hosts ZOOM Career Day for youth

On May 2, Conestoga hosted a ZOOM Career Day at the Doon campus. The event is held by the Business...


October 6, 2017
Amazing 50 celebration visits Conestoga

On October 5, the Conestoga community welcomed the arrival of the Amazing 50 trailer. The unique 42-foot trailer has been...


November 23, 2017
Conestoga graduates nominated for Premier's Awards

Six Conestoga graduates have been nominated for the 2017 Premier’s Awards. Established in 1992 and presented annually, the awards honour...


August 25, 2017
Immigrant Entrepreneurship program recognizes first graduates

On August 22, Conestoga celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of clients to complete the Self-Employment for Immigrants: Building...


March 27, 2017
Top employers and students honoured during National Co-op Week

In recognition of National Co-op Week, Conestoga’s School of Career & Academic Access, Department of Co-operative Education, and Corporate Training...


September 19, 2016
Thousands of new students participate in Orientation activities

Conestoga’s Student Life department reported that more than 4,200 students participated in the Orientation Week activities held at Conestoga’s campuses...


September 7, 2016
Conestoga granted more than $1.5M to support research and innovation

The Government of Canada will provide more than $1.5M to support applied research at Conestoga that will drive innovation to...


August 22, 2016
Ontario colleges partner with McDonald's Canada

McDonald’s employees are now eligible to receive credits towards a Conestoga business diploma thanks to a new agreement between Colleges...


March 18, 2016
Conestoga honours top employers and co-op students

In recognition of this year's National Co-op Week, Conestoga recognized some of the college’s outstanding employer-partners and co-op students at...


December 8, 2015
Area MPPs announce new program for youth

Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, visited Conestoga’s Doon campus on Friday, December 4,...


March 22, 2015
Conestoga honours outstanding students and employers

Close to 100 members of the Conestoga community, partners and friends gathered in the Blue Room at the Doon campus...


March 27, 2014
Conestoga recognizes outstanding local employers

Sixteen area employers were recognized at Conestoga’s 2014 Employer of Distinction awards presentation held on Thursday, March 27 at the...


June 3, 2013
Learning Essential Skills before Coming to Canada

Essential Skills training is offered in many ways to people living in Canada, but what about training for immigrants who...


June 3, 2013
Increasing Employability for New Canadians

Qing came to Canada with a successful history of working in foreign investment and teaching Chinese to American teachers in...


March 14, 2013
Developing new skills leads to job-search success

George's job search began about two years ago when he decided to relocate back to Canada from Europe, where he'd...


October 26, 2012
Employer Panel Highlights Important Skills for Job Seekers

Conestoga College in partnership with the Working Centre hosted an employer panel at the Waterloo Campus - Bloom Dining Room...


October 26, 2012
Computer Use - One of the Nine Essential Skills

One of TIOW’s (Targeted Initiative for Older Workers) objectives is to encourage older workers to improve their Essential Skills and...


October 26, 2012
A Framework of Essential Skills for Conestoga Students

Alongside 11 other colleges across Canada, and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Conestoga has been participating in the Developing...


October 26, 2012
Free "Essential Skills" Assessment Tools

With the growing understanding that all jobs have certain core skills in common and that these skills are vital for...


April 27, 2012
CAA's NEW Essential Skills for Immigrants Initiative

We are proud to announce that CAA will be a participating college on the Association of Canadian Community Colleges' (ACCC)...


April 27, 2012
Employer Recognition

The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) Program at the Guelph Campus has been working with Goodwill Industries for the...


February 1, 2012
Annual Review

Career and Academic Access is celebrating its 6th year of identity as a School within Conestoga College. Though our individual...


November 9, 2011
Preparatory Programs Participate in Employer Recogition Event

The Employment Facilitation Network of Cambridge and North Dumfries (EFN) held their annual Employer Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday October 26th...


September 23, 2011
Conestoga College Participates in National Project

The SCALES Project (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) is a national project where partners across Canada...


September 23, 2011
Canadian Immigration Integration Program (CIIP) announces Conestoga as its new Southern Ontario Focal Point Partner

Conestoga was named the new southern Ontario focal point partner for the Canadian Immigration Integration Program (CIIP) as a result...


April 4, 2011
Conestoga Career Centre Open House

In late March, Conestoga College's School of Career and Academic Access (CAA) held an Open House at our Guelph campus,...


March 28, 2011
Canadian Immigration Integration Program (CIIP) announces Conestoga as its new Southern Ontario Focal Point Partner

Based on a submission by the School of Career and Academic Access, Conestoga College has been named as the new...


March 2, 2011
Helping Foreign Trained Engineers into the Labour Market

Career and Academic Access is proud to offer the Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program for foreign trained engineers. This program...


March 2, 2011
Stratford Talks about "Green Jobs"

Recently Stratford Conestoga Career Centre hosted an information session on Green Jobs. Midwestern Ontario Region Green Jobs Strategy representatives spoke...


November 15, 2010
Linamar Launches Skilful Plan to Expand Into the Future

Linamar has big growth plans, but to get there the Guelph-based diversified manufacturing company will need a much larger workforce...


November 8, 2010
Guelph Career Centre Offers New Program

Under the name of "New Horizons" Conestoga's Guelph Career Center is now offering employment services to laid-off experienced workers....


November 8, 2010
Conestoga Centres Now at Five Locations

Conestoga Career Centre now has 5 locations: Doon Guelph Stratford Waterloo Campus Waterloo Weber Street...


November 8, 2010
Collaborations to Facilitate Community Hiring

Earlier this year, Conestoga College Employment Services was invited by Social Capital Partners (SCP) to be a part of an...


November 8, 2010
Catching up with Workforce Development

Funding Success for a Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Project The government of Ontario, through Employment Ontario,recently announced the...


November 8, 2010
Catching up with Academic Upgrading

ACE On-line is Growing Students who participate in Academic Upgrading (AU) in order to prepare for writing the GED Test,...


August 9, 2010
New Projects by Workforce Development

A number of proposals have been submitted by the School of Career and Academic Access proposing new programs that would...


August 9, 2010
Catching Up with Academic Upgrading

97% of Academic Upgrading students who started their post-secondary programs during the fall of 2009 and the winter of 2010...


August 6, 2010
Intensifying and Broadening the Spectrum of Workforce Development at Conestoga College

Through generous support from the Cowan Foundation the Chair of Workforce Development, Dr. Thanh-Thanh Tieu (pictured below), joined CAA in...


August 3, 2010
New Essential Skills Initiatives

According to Statistics Canada, 47% of Canadian workers do not possess adequate skills in three areas that are necessary for...


July 27, 2010
Conestoga Career Centre wins Award for Customer Service

Conestoga College's Career Centres at the Guelph campus and Fergus location stepped up to the challenge of serving the unemployed...


July 26, 2010
Conestoga Career Centres Now Offer Expanded Services

The Career Centres of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning are a valuable community resource that provides information...


June 28, 2010
Retooling for the Trades

The Retooling for the Trades is being offered through the Conestoga Career Centre, Guelph and Waterloo campuses. This program is...


May 31, 2010
The Cowan Foundation Funds Workforce Development Chair at Conestoga

Thanks to the generosity of The Cowan Foundation, in the form of a $100,000 grant, Conestoga College Institute of Technology...


September 23, 2009
Hired within Days after an Interview

Shari McEwin came to advisor Heather Scott, Perth Career Counselling, looking for career exploration towards a "helping" field. Discussed interests,...


July 23, 2009
$200,000 Customer Contract

Jeff Kittmer was laid off from a factory and began working with advisor Leanne Mayer, Perth Career Counselling, in February,...


June 23, 2009
Second Career Success

As the labour market started showing clear evidence of a drastic downturn last August, Chris May knew it was time...


May 22, 2009
Immediate Contract after Leaving Conestoga College

Deciding to enter the professional Accounting Practices Program at Conestoga College is probably the best decision I ever made, said...


May 22, 2008
College Education a Blue-Chip Investment, Study Finds

Ottawa, May 20, 2008 - How does a sure-fire 15 per cent return on investment sound? Too good to be...


January 16, 2008
Improving Your Workplace Through TOWES

Elmira Truck Service Limited, located in Elmira ON., has been providing quality Fleet Maintenance for over 35 years. Some of...


November 13, 2007
Free Career Development program

This full time 8 to 10 week program is open to both men and women who are 19 years of...


October 23, 2007
Academic Upgrading Program Now Available Evenings in Stratford

Conestoga College has recently received additional funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to expand its academic upgrading...


March 5, 2007
Free Program at Three Campuses Offers Employment, Education Skills

In April, Conestoga campuses in Guelph, Waterloo and Cambridge will offer a free preparatory skills program called Employment/Training Readiness (E/TR),...


November 23, 2006
Free Program in Guelph Offers Employment, Education Skills

In the new year, the Conestoga campus in Guelph will offer a free preparatory skills program called Employment/Training Readiness...


March 31, 2006
Free Program in Guelph Offers Employment, Education Skills

Conestoga College is midwestern Ontario's most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution, serving all sectors of the population in meeting their needs...


October 10, 2002
Outreach Initiatives Expanded by College

New activities and new locations are now part of the operations of the School of Academic Support and Preparatory...


November 14, 2001
Conestoga Recognizes Employee Service and Effort

Each November, Conestoga College recognizes and thanks long-serving employees for their dedication, as well as presenting a number of Employee...