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  • Established in 1967
  • Mission: To inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education
  • Georgian was Ontario’s first co-op education college and today is a recognized leader in student work experience
    • partnerships with 6,200 co-op employers
    • 66 per cent of full-time programs offer work-integrated learning
  • Known for attracting the best partnerships with local and international employers and for providing industry with highly skilled graduates to sustain and grow their operations
  • More than 125 career-focused programs, 11,000 full-time students, 28,000 part-time registrations
  • Offers academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, as well as university undergraduate and graduate degrees, college degrees and graduate certificate programs
  • One-of-a-kind University Partnership Centre: offers college degrees as well as university undergraduate and graduate degrees with partner institutions
    • 1,550 students, 19 degree programs
    • More than 500 articulation and transfer agreements with 47 institutions around the world
  • Small class sizes, averaging 26 students for degree and diploma courses, and 20 for graduate certificate courses
  • Seven campuses:
  • plus University Partnership Centre, Kempenfelt Conference Centre, three Employment Services locations
  • Scored above the Ontario college average in nearly every category of the 2013-2014 Key Performance Indicators. Highlights:
    • 86.9 per cent of Georgian grads in the labour force found work within six months of graduating – well above the provincial average of 83.4 per cent
    • 81.6 per cent graduate satisfaction (average is 80.1 per cent)
    • 77.2 per cent student satisfaction and engagement (average is 76.3 per cent)
    • 91.5 per cent employer satisfaction with the quality of educational preparation of graduates (average is 92.2 per cent)
  • Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers seven times, one of Canada’s Greenest Employers five years in a row
  • More than 900 awards and scholarships are disbursed to students annually with a combined value of over $700,000
  • 60,000 alumni
  • Specialty areas of study include:
  • On-campus residences in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound and a variety of off-campus housing options
  • Aboriginal student resource centres at Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses
  • Approximately 2,500 staff and faculty (full-time and part-time)
  • Power of Education fundraising campaign: $65-million cumulative goal for strategic priorities including a Student Welcome Centre, entrepreneurship, technology, collaborative learning spaces and awards and scholarships
  • Board of Governors consists of 12 appointees from a cross-section of communities, as well as the President and CEO, Vice President of Corporate Services and Innovation, one student, one faculty member, one support staff member and one administrative staff member
  • Annual regional economic impact of $188 million, provincially $306 million (based on 2013 figures)
  • Annual budget: $180 million

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