Fleming SMA highlights college’s role as regional training hub, applied environmental research

August 25, 2014

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) signed between the province and Fleming College. The SMA identifies as Fleming’s key areas of differentiation its comprehensive program portfolio, its role as a regional hub for trades education and training, its specialized programs in environmental and natural sciences, and its applied research programs offered through the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment. Fleming is recognized for providing students with career-ready, labour-market-ready training that supports local social and economic development, and for its Applied Learning Enhancement Strategy, which emphasizes personalized and work-integrated learning. The SMA further highlights Fleming’s focus on improved access for first-generation students, Aboriginal students, and students with special needs. The college’s partnerships with regional school boards and its pathway programs to 5 universities are also noted as strengths. 4 programs are identified as proposed areas of growth: natural resources and environmental sciences, trades and technology, healthcare and community services, and arts and heritage. Fleming SMA