Cambrian Reports Continued Growth

Posted on Thursday September 5, 2013
Cambrian held an energizing Pep Rally for all first-year students on September 3.
Approximately 2,000 first-year students clapped and cheered at an energizing pep rally organized to kick off the first day of classes at Cambrian College Tuesday. Those students represent a portion of the growing number of fulltime students who applied to Cambrian for fall 2013. As of September 3, the College is reporting a four percent increase in first-year full-time applicants. That growth follows a four percent increase in first-year enrolment in September 2012. In all, the College expects that its total full-time enrolment will exceed 4,100 students for 2013-14.
“This is tremendous news for our College, Greater Sudbury and northern Ontario,” said President Peter Lawlor. “This continued growth shows that our selection of world-renowned programs, engaged faculty, effective services and helpful staff are delivering both what current students are looking for to build their careers and what employers need to develop their businesses.”
“These strong numbers tell us that we’re moving in the right direction,” Lawlor continued. “We know that recommendations from friends and employers are the most powerful reasons that students choose Cambrian across every discipline, from engineering, health sciences, and community services to the skilled trades, business, and the arts. The College continues to be an economic driver in our region by providing quality education and hands-on experience.”
Cambrian continues to accept applications for full-time programs that begin in September, and will report its final enrolment numbers to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities later this month. While final enrolment numbers will not be available until that time, early indicators show that a number of programs can expect continued growth this fall – yet another signifier that Cambrian graduates continue to meet the growing employer and economic demand.  A number of fields remain sought after by applicants, including: Chemical, Civil and Mining Engineering Technician, Personal Support Worker, Carpentry Renovation, Electrical, and Heavy Equipment.
Cambrian’s Schools of Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies, Health Sciences and Emergency Services, and Skills Training have shown the most growth in applications while the School of Community and Justice Services has maintained its strong showing from last year.  The College is also seeing more students enrol in part-time programs and online delivery options.
With more than 80 full-time programs and hundreds of part-time and online options, Cambrian is the largest community college in northern Ontario. France Quirion, Associate Vice-President, Student Services, explained that “Program selection remains a key success factor for students who choose Cambrian. In addition, services to support academic achievement also play a crucial role.” Quirion added that Cambrian is always changing “to meet the dynamic needs of the modern student body, which includes learners of all ages.”
Cambrian is still accepting applications for all open enrolment programs. Anyone with questions about programs or applying to Cambrian can email or call 1-800-461-7145.
Peter Lawlor
(705) 566-8101, extension 7622
France Quirion
Associate Vice President, Student Services
(705) 566-8101, extension 7294
Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
(705) 566-8101, extension 6375

Cambrian College Welcomes Students to a New School Year

Posted on Friday August 30, 2013

Residence Move In

The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner, and students from across Ontario as well as numerous international students will be moving in to residence at Cambrian College starting …

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