Continue campus growth with enhanced access to programming for diverse learners and increased enrolment to meet the workforce needs of the communities we serve
Conestoga is committed to the delivery of a comprehensive range of education and training options to provide learners from diverse backgrounds with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge to gain meaningful employment and contribute to their communities.
We continue to make substantial progress in the expansion of campus facilities and the development of new programs targeted to meet evolving workforce needs.
In 2020-2021, 20 new programs were approved internally and received Board of Governors approval. The ministry approved 35 programs over the year and 13 micro-credentials were launched. These rapid training programs help people upgrade their skills to find new employment.
Conestoga delivers more degree programs than any Ontario college outside of the GTA including the province’s only collegebased engineering degrees fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. The college has also emerged as a clear leader in the delivery of education and training programs to support the seniors care sector.
New strengths in online learning and a range of campus expansion and development projects will be instrumental in supporting Conestoga’s efforts to prepare more learners to meet local, regional and provincial workforce needs.
- Plan and prioritize campus expansion in support of Conestoga’s overall growth to meet employer and workforce needs.
- Renew and enhance existing facilities to support growth and improve the quality of the student and employee experience while improving space and resource utilization.
- Continue to focus on increased domestic enrolment across all categories of programming through ongoing promotion and recruitment as well as the delivery of a broad and diverse range of courses, programs, and credentials that can be customized to meet market demand.
- Promote, grow and diversify international enrolment through increased focus and emphasis on support services and integration within the college and broader community in order to contribute to Canada’s immigration goals and address current and emerging workforce needs.
- Expand market-driven programs and applied research in response to ever-changing social, economic, and market demand on employers, businesses, and industries.
- Develop in-demand graduates by expanding and leveraging programming in work-integrated, experiential, and active learning that responds to current and evolving workforce needs with a particular focus on skills development, entrepreneurship, and leadership in the green economy.
- Plan and enhance the technology infrastructure, systems, processes and tools to support a growing network of campuses while enhancing the delivery of programs and services.