Conestoga news

July 27, 2018 2:47 PM

Conestoga set for growth in Brantford

On July 24, Brantford City Council approved the sale of three properties to Conestoga. The additional properties will expand Conestoga’s footprint in the city and allow the college to increase the number of programs delivered at the Brantford campus.

The three properties include 50 Wellington Street, 39 Nelson Street and 220 Clarence Street.

“We are thrilled that these properties will continue to enhance the City’s offering of post-secondary education opportunities in our revitalized downtown,” said Brantford Mayor Chris Friel. “Meeting the growing demand for post-secondary education needs is an important part of the City’s Community Strategic Plan and a primary objective of the Graduate Brantford initiative.”

Conestoga’s expansion in Brantford will include the delivery of a variety of programs that are expected to attract 500 new students this September. Conestoga also offers joint programming in Brantford through a successful partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University.

“We are excited to expand our presence in Brantford and work with our partners for the benefit of the community,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “The addition of new facilities will help us serve an increasing student population in Brantford by expanding our delivery of programs that will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to address community needs and support the city’s growing economy.”

Conestoga is making substantial investments in both personnel and facilities this year to address growing demand for career-ready graduates with the skills and knowledge to serve the workforce needs of local communities.

Other projects underway include the expansion of the Waterloo campus, a new Applied Research Hub in the Gaslight District in Cambridge, and a new campus in Milton to be established in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University.