***Watch the live stream of the Installation Ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlF3ez8oWQQ
Belleville, Ontario, April 11, 2017 – The Board of Governors of Loyalist College has announced that an Installation Ceremony for Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan as President of the College will be held on Friday, April 21. Members of the community are invited to attend the Ceremony, which will take place at 2 pm in the Dining Hall of the Kente Building.
Board Chair June Hagerman has also announced that Sheldon Levy, the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, will be the guest speaker at the Ceremony. “We are delighted that Deputy Minister Sheldon Levy will join us for this special occasion,” she said. “He has been recognized for championing an entrepreneurial education model achieving global status with the Ryerson Digital Media Zone in Toronto, and an international network including partnership start-up incubators in India and South Africa. We look forward to his thoughts about the role of post-secondary education in stimulating economic growth.”
The Deputy Minister’s responsibilities encompass a significant portfolio that supports Ontario’s economy. Under his leadership, the Ministry delivers employment and training programs that meet the changing needs of the province’s labour market, and a high-quality, accessible post-secondary education system that is globally competitive. The work of this Ministry drives the innovation that is vital to Ontario’s prosperity.
About Loyalist College
We put you to work™. When it comes to grads getting jobs, 87.4 percent of the College’s most recent graduates found employment within six months of graduation compared to the provincial average of 83.6 percent, according to Provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results released in April 2016. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.
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