Lambton SMA emphasizes innovative program delivery, integration with employers

August 29, 2014

Ontario has published the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Lambton College. The SMA notes that Lambton is the sole provider of PSE in its region, with strength in energy and bio-industrial technology, fire and public safety, health and sustainable care, and entrepreneurship. Lambton’s programs are well-integrated with local employers and support commercialization and training through applied research activity and collaborations with local entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and other small and medium enterprises. The SMA also highlights Lambton’s support for a variety of program delivery methods. Lambton, the SMA notes, was the first college in Ontario to mandate a common inter-professional education course in the curriculum of all health programs. The college’s Class+Experience initiative, which will make all of its postsecondary programs mobile, is cited as being particularly innovative. Lambton is also recognized for its focus on access for Aboriginal learners and its work with the Aboriginal Education Council. The SMA identifies 7 proposed program areas for growth: mechanical/power, bio-industrial technologies, health, nursing, public safety, intelligence and analytics, and business/management. Lambton SMA