College Open House This Saturday November 17

By Bob Peters
November 16, 2012

St. Lawrence College - Open House Cornwall Ontario - Students looking to get a sneak peek at college life will have a chance this weekend at the St. Lawrence College Open House. The event takes place Saturday, November 17 from 9am to Noon.

Staff, students and faculty will be at the Cornwall campus, ready to discuss College programs and services, give tours of the campuses and residences, and answer questions.

“When it comes to choosing a college, seeing is believing. We hope that anyone interested in furthering their education and attaining their dream job will come to the Open House and see all that St. Lawrence College has to offer,” said Gord MacDougall, Interim President & CEO at St. Lawrence College.

A New Look to Campus

The Cornwall campus of St. Lawrence College is ideally situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. The Campus itself recently benefited from a $14 million project that saw major physical improvements to campus labs, classrooms and amenities. The improvements include new paramedic, computer, chemistry and physics labs, a nursing simulation lab, new mechanical (HVAC) and electrical systems and a new student and customer service area.

A Popular Choice

Cornwall is a popular choice with a record 1255 full-time and 300 part-time students on campus this year. Approximately 20% of the students are from out of town, with 15 international students from 7 different countries.

The Cornwall campus offers a wide range of programming that includes programs in  Applied Arts, Business, Community Services, Computer and Engineering Technology, Healthy Sciences, Justice Studies and Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship.

“It is not just programming that is attracting new students,” says Mr. Don Fairweather, Dean of St. Lawrence College.  “In this day and age, a post-secondary education which includes practical field experience makes you more attractive to employers.”

New Supply Chain & Logistics Program

In January, the College will offer a much anticipated Supply Chain & Logistics Techniques program. The 18-week program is comprised of 15 weeks of in-class instruction, followed by 3 weeks of field placement at some state-of-the-art distribution centres within Eastern Ontario.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Techniques program was created in response to the need of local employers in the supply chain sector, such as Walmart Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, Target, the Benson Organization, Richelieu Hosiery, Canlyte, and American Standard.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Techniques program looks to see students graduate with a skill-set that will make them attractive assets to companies within this fast-growing sector.

Registration is not required for this public event. Those who are unable to attend the Open House can take a virtual tour at or can book a personal campus tour by calling St. Lawrence College: 1-800-463-0752.

About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. The SLC college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. It also serves more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research and the revitalization of its campuses.

87.9 % of the College's recent graduates found work within six months of graduation, according to the latest Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data. St. Lawrence College received straight A’s in all other KPIs:

Employer Satisfaction: 92.3%
Graduate Satisfaction: 81.3%
Student Satisfaction: 81.1%

You can find out more informaton on the St. Lawrence College website:


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