Confederation College Suspending Three Programs

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Confederation College Shuniah Building

Confederation College Shuniah Building
Confederation College Shuniah Building

Low Enrollment and Insufficient Placement Cited as Reasons

THUNDER BAY – Confederation College President Jim Madder has issued the following statement:As part of the regular program review process at Confederation College, and after much consideration, it has been determined that we will be suspending the 2018/19 intakes of the following programs: Power Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Technology and Child and Youth Care. Students currently enrolled in the first or second year of these programs will be supported to complete their studies. No layoffs are anticipated due to the transferable skills of our program faculty and staff. In the coming year, potential opportunities to renew each program will be explored in collaboration with program faculty, staff

As part of the regular program review process at Confederation College, and after much consideration, it has been determined that we will be suspending the 2018/19 intakes of the following programs: Power Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Technology and Child and Youth Care. Students currently enrolled in the first or second year of these programs will be supported to complete their studies. No layoffs are anticipated due to the transferable skills of our program faculty and staff. In the coming year, potential opportunities to renew each program will be explored in collaboration with program faculty, staff and advisory committees.

Program suspension decisions are based on a wide range of program performance indicators. For these three programs, the primary indicators which have led to the decision are as follows:
· Power Engineering Technician – insufficient work placement opportunities for students and a significant change in regional employment opportunities in the industry
· Civil Engineering Technology – declining and consistently low enrolment across the past few years, low retention rates
· Child and Youth Care – declining and consistently low enrolment across the past few years, low retention rates

At this time, Confederation College does not anticipate any further changes to our program offerings for the 2018/19 academic year.

Jim Madder
President