In meeting with representatives of Algonquin College and St. Lawrence College on Monday, and a private sector group on Friday, Task Force members underscored the need to continue to provide agriculture and agri-food related education along with selected skilled trades.
“Over the past week we have had a number of productive meetings with groups that are quite attracted with the potential of the Kemptville campus”, said Brian Carré, Chair of the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force. “It is quite interesting to see the range of possibilities that exist and potential that others see in the campus.”
“We are optimistic that a local sustainable solution will emerge from these discussions”, added Mr. Carré. “We are particularly heartened to see the commitment of Premier Kathleen Wynne that every effort must be made to explore options for the continued availability of academic programs currently offered at Kemptville Campus beyond 2015.”
Over the course of the coming weeks the Task Force will continue dialogue with the three college representatives as they undertake their due diligence. As well, meetings have been established with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities this week.
A dedicated website and social media presence are being established to assist in communicating the Task Force’s progress.
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For more information:
Brian J. Carré, Chairman
Kemptville College Renewal Task Force
613-258-9569 ext. 155