St Clair SMA highlights support for regional economic development, industry partnerships

September 8, 2014

Ontario’s strategic mandate agreement (SMA) with St Clair College highlights the institution’s support for high-quality, accessible education that meets the needs of the southwestern Ontario labour market, through programs including Cross-Border Logistics and Security Management; International Manufacturing and Trade; Hospitality; and Health and Community Wellness. St Clair is noted to support regional economic development in a variety of areas. The college supports health and community wellness innovation through its partnerships with regional hospitals and universities, Local Health Integration Networks, and its international partners in Michigan; and supports international manufacturing, cross-border security, and supply chain management innovation through its training of highly qualified personnel and applied research initiatives. The SMA also notes St Clair’s work with industry partners including Uni-Fab, MEDA Engineering, and Night Glow. The SMA identifies 5 proposed program areas for growth: technical & skilled occupations in health; technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences; skilled sales and service occupations; professional occupations in health; and technical and skilled occupations in art, culture, recreation, and sport. St Clair SMA