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Archives: Career Centre

May 5, 2021
Province supports Conestoga training initiative for long-term care

The Ontario government is investing close to $5M in a Conestoga-led micro-credential program that will help 500 people across the...


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...


March 23, 2018
Co-op employers and students honoured at celebration

To celebrate National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week, Conestoga’s Career Centre and Co-operative Education and Corporate Training departments hosted an...


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...


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,...


May 8, 2014
Food Works program provides free training for youth

A new program to be launched at Conestoga this summer will provide rural youth with tuition-free training to help them...


December 16, 2013
Virtual Job Fair connects students and employers

Conestoga and the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin recently collaborated to provide a virtual job fair to support...


October 30, 2013
Former Blackberry employees recharge their careers

After years of leading product launches and building strong customer relationships for BlackBerry in the U.S. and Canada, Stacey Tozer's...


October 30, 2013
Former Blackberry employees recharge their careers

“Tech Jobs Connex (a service created for former Blackberry employees) and the Conestoga Career Centre proved an invaluable resource during...


October 25, 2013
Faculty member named among Women of the Year

Conestoga faculty member Robin Ritz-Carson was awarded a Women of the Year award by Stratford's The Optimism Place, Perth County's...


June 3, 2013
Internship Program Success Story

Before coming to Canada I worked as an engineer at the same company for 16 years yet all my experience...


June 3, 2013
Second Career Success Story

Neeru is an internationally trained professional, with a Master's degree in Finance from India and experience as a Loan Manager...


June 3, 2013
Employment through Enhanced Language Training Program

Sveta was a participant who completed the Enhanced Language Training (ELT) for Foreign Trained Engineers in 2012. Through this program...


October 26, 2012
A Trip Home Turns into a Career Change

For Kelly Innes, a trip home to visit her parents in Waterloo Region from British Columbia started her on a...


September 23, 2011
CAA Success Story - Shawn

Shawn came to the Stratford Conestoga Career Centre in 2009 when he had been downsized from a job that he...


September 23, 2011
CAA Success Story - Brian

Brian had previously been employed for many years in another field. When that ended, he decided to change his career...


June 2, 2011
CAA Success Story with the GAS Program!

As a single mother of two, I had recently been laid off from my position in Human Resources. I had...


April 7, 2011
Students come out to ‘Explore Conestoga’

Spring is a time for warmer weather, new beginnings, and making a decision on which college to attend in September....


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
CAA Success Story with the ELT Program!

I found myself sitting in an ELT training session, joined by engineers from over fourteen countries. The training was excellent...


March 2, 2011
WSIB Students Succeed with Courage & Support

Being forced to make a career change is not easy under any circumstances, but needing to re-train because of an...


November 8, 2010
Success Story: Parminderjit Rull

Parminderjit Rull is a purchasing officer at Conestoga College, but before she got that job, she was a student in...


August 24, 2010
Stratford Learners Using Prep Programs To Follow Their Dreams

There are many different paths students take to reach their ultimate career goals. This journey is unique to every person...


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...


November 7, 2009
Hair Stylist Career: from Cambodia to Ontario Recognition

Sila came to Job Connect two months after arriving in Canada from Cambodia. With a hair stylist certificate from Cambodia,...


October 23, 2009
First Hardware Technician Apprentice sign-up!

Over the past year, Conestoga Waterloo Campus Job Connect Program worked with CAPTEC Americas Inc. in Kitchener to support an...


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,...


August 19, 2009
Cowan Foundation Gift Impacts Community

Terry Reidel, Executive Director of The Frank Cowan Foundation and Greg Barratt, Executive Vice-President Business Development, Cowan Insurance Group recently...


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...


February 19, 2009
Against All Odds

He's 48 years old, he's out of work and he's almost out of money. But Richard Dupe is looking...


December 10, 2008
Grand Opening for Conestoga Career Centre

More than 100 representatives of community agencies, educational institutions and government gathered today at the Student/Client Services Building at...


November 4, 2008
Better Skills for Employees: Conestoga Part of National Project

Conestoga is one of only three Ontario college-sector participants chosen for involvement in a national project to develop and...


October 24, 2008
More Laid-off Workers to Get Second Career Training

Ontario is expanding access to Second Career so more laid-off workers can get skills training for high-demand jobs in their...


October 17, 2008
Interview with Fred Svacina, Ontario Skills Development Program

After 30 years of being a Tool & Die tradesman, Fred Svacina hit some road blocks on his career...