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Confederation College: Have Questions About Your Future College Education?

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2018115 Views

THUNDER BAY, ON, September 19, 2018 – The annual College Information Program (CIP) Tour will be visiting eight communities in northwestern Ontario from September 24 to 27, giving students the opportunity to explore 16 Ontario colleges – all in one place.

The tour includes booths and displays featuring representatives from colleges from across Ontario, including Confederation College. The CIP Tour gives high school students, or anyone else considering a college education, an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the variety of postsecondary opportunities available to them across the province.

“Students will be able to speak with college representatives about programs being offered, how to apply, financial aid, opportunities after graduation and more,” said Cheryl-Lyn Lamers, Manager, Strategic Enrolment Management. “The CIP Tour makes it easy to learn about the postsecondary options available and specifically, the value of a college education.”

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend an event in their area. The full schedule is as follows (times are noted in the appropriate time zone):

Day of Week Date Start Time Finish Time City Location
Monday Sept. 24 9:00 am 10:30 am Ignace Ignace HS
Monday Sept. 24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm Dryden Dryden HS
Tuesday Sept. 25 9:00 am 10:30 am Kenora Beaver Brae HS
Tuesday Sept. 25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm Fort Frances Fort Frances HS
Wednesday Sept. 26 10:15 am 11:30 am Atikokan Atikokan HS
Wednesday Sept. 26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm Thunder Bay Confederation College
Thursday Sept. 27 9:00 am 10:30 am Red Rock Nipigon-Red Rock HS
Thursday Sept. 27 2:10 pm 3:15 pm Marathon Marathon HS

Participating colleges include: Algonquin College, Cambrian College, Canadore College, Centennial College, Conestoga College, Confederation College, Durham College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Georgian College, Lambton College, Loyalist College, Northern College, Sault College, Seneca College, St. Clair College.


Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 850 full and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $643.4 million annually.

For more information, please contact:

Vince Ponka, Media & Communications Officer

Ph: (807) 475-6137, Cell: (807) 620-0043, E-mail:

ON-SITE CONTACT, Thunder Bay session:

Cheryl-Lyn Lamers, Manager, Strategic Enrolment Management

Ph: (807) 630-7326, E-mail:


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