June 15, 2014
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) announced $2 million in one-time funding to support the full cost of 10 additional trades programs at the campus in 2014/2015. One of the trade programs includes Horticulture Apprenticeship Level I and ll.

The other good news is the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force heard formal expressions of interest from potential partners interested in providing post-secondary education and research services at Kemptville College. Brian Carré, chair of the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force, says, “A number of public and private sector groups have come forward with proposals.”

“We are pleased that apprenticeship and trades programming can continue at the campus while a longer-term strategy is developed by the province,” said Patricia Remillard, associate director for business development and skills training at Kemptville Campus.

Students applying to these programs are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, and no later than June 30, 2014.

The Task Force is focused on local solutions for Kemptville College that respond to the needs of the agriculture and agri-food industries along with skilled trades while providing reasonable access to relevant and affordable post-secondary education.

The Kemptville College Renewal Task Force was established following the University of Guelph’s announcement to close the Kemptville Campus. Members of the Task Force include representatives from the Kemptville College Foundation, alumni, agricultural community and municipal governments.