July 15, 2014
Following the provincial election, Kemptville College Renewal Task Force says it is looking forward to putting its plan into action. Several proponents have responded to a formal Request for Expressions of Interest and the Task Force is now ready to take the next steps.

“During the provincial election campaign period, Task Force activities were not on hold,” said Brian Carré, chair of the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force. “We forged ahead on discussions with interested parties so that we would be ready with a plan after cabinet ministers were sworn-in and the legislature was back at work.”

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 for the people of Eastern Ontario.

The Task Force will present options for a renewed Kemptville College at a public Town Hall meeting on July 16 at the W.B. George Centre.

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 and landscape communities and municipal governments. Landscape Ontario is represented on the Task Force by Sally Harvey CLP, CLT, Manager of Education and Labour Development.