Career exploration: NC hosts local high school students for College Information Program

Students looking for a pathway to career success had a chance to explore the many opportunities that a college education can provide at the College Information Program (CIP) hosted by Niagara College at the Welland Campus on Monday, October 21.

Niagara College staff and faculty were on hand to provide information about Niagara College’s 130+ programs, as well as student services, careers and learning pathways, campus life, student services and more. Representatives from all 24 Ontario colleges were also on site to welcome over 1,000 local high school students from Niagara.

A key stop along the six-week tour across the province from September 23 to October 30, the CIP was a chance for Niagara students to meet with representatives from all 24 colleges locally and to learn about unique programs only offered at Ontario’s colleges, careers and pathways, admissions requirements, campus life, housing, student services, and more.

“The College Information Program is an important local event for secondary students to explore college in Ontario,” said Phil Hayes, associate director, Recruitment at NC. “Niagara College was happy to welcome grade 11 and 12 students from the region to learn about all that college has to offer in an engaging and informative setting.”

NC provided busing for high school students in the region, with students coming from schools as far as Grimsby and Dunnville. NC had information booths for all academic schools and all student services, giving high school students a chance to have one-on-one conversations with faculty and college students enrolled in programs.

Niagara College offers more than 130 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, distilling, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit niagaracollege.ca.

Photo: Niagara College recruitment coordinators Ryan Teeter and Alexis Kilroy are pictured in front of the Niagara College information booth at the College Information Program at the Welland Campus on October 21.