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St. Lawrence College ‘Connects’ with Elementary and Secondary Students


BROCKVILLE, CORNWALL, KINGSTON – St. Lawrence College will host two experiential events for more than 850 students from Grades 7 & 8 and 10 & 11 to learn more about different career paths. Held at St. Lawrence College’s campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, the Connections events bring elementary and secondary students into the College, expose them to the programs that are currently available and give them a chance throughout a day-long event to experiment and learn about post-secondary education and career paths through hands-on activities.


The program is supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities through the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) and will involve students from four area school boards: Algonquin Lakeshore District School Board (ALCDSB), Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB).


On Wednesday, May 8th, the Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston campuses will host 550 Grade 7 & 8 students from ALCDSB, CDSBEO, LDSB, and UCDSB. Students will be involved with hands-on activities in a wide variety of programs at each campus. 


On Thursday May 9th, the Kingston campus will host 300 Grade 10 & 11 students from the four area school boards.  Students will be participating in one of 18 different programs for the day, including business, fitness, health sciences, biotechnology, hairstyling & esthetics, culinary arts, carpentry, masonry, digital arts for musicians, robotics, computers, community services, police work, corrections, engineering, general arts and science, behavioural science and graphic design.


“The Connections events are a great mechanism to open the eyes of students in Grade 7 and 8 and Grade 10 and 11 to the programs that are available at St. Lawrence College.  It is our hope that by exposing them to the College and showing them different career pathways that exist through a college education, they will be encouraged to complete their secondary education and consider college as a post-secondary destination,” said Pat Garrod, SCWI coordinator at St. Lawrence College.




About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.


Denise Wing

Communications Officer

Marketing & Communications

St. Lawrence College

Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston

T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261