Conestoga SMA highlights college’s contributions to Technology Triangle

August 19, 2014

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Conestoga College, highlighting the college’s support for industrial research, design, and manufacturing technology and innovation in the province’s Technology Triangle. The SMA cites Conestoga’s industry partnerships in engineering and manufacturing, food processing, and trades as specific areas of institutional strength, as well as the college’s impressive graduate employment rate. Conestoga is further cited for the variety of delivery methods it makes available to students, including experiential learning activities such as simulation, applied research, and clinical placements. The SMA also makes note of Conestoga’s support for faculty development through its Curriculum and Organizational Development Office. 6 programs are identified as proposed areas of growth: accounting and finance, advanced manufacturing, applied food safety, digital content creation, security and intelligence, and early learning. Conestoga SMA