FROM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE
The past year, the second in our strategic plan, Our Future,was an outstanding year at St. Lawrence College. Many new initiatives were launched moving us from good to great while improving and innovating in every area of the College. Students and customers continue to be our driving force at every step and College values of integrity,teamwork, and innovation fuel our work together inputting our students first to ensure that we are always on target.
We continue to create new online programs, adding to the more than 1,000 currently offered. These programs will ensure that students, both on and off campus, receive the digital fluency necessary in their future careers.
We are extremely pleased to note that the past year saw a growth of over 28 per cent in our international student population. Moving forward we will continue to create new strategies to attract even higher numbers of international students to our campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, Alpha International Academy, and other partnership locations around the world. While benefiting from the outstanding experience at St. Lawrence College, international students enrich our classrooms and boost economic vibrancy in our communities.
And finally, an employee engagement survey was conducted to determine the current level of engagement of our employees and any opportunities for improvement in that area. We were overwhelmed by the results. A 92 percent full-time response rate, and an outstanding 67 per cent overall employee response rate, resulted in an 84 per cent level of engagement, placing us in the top 10 per cent of the Canada-wide benchmark group of our partner, TalentMap. Our focus will now turn to addressing priority areas to further advance employee engagement. Survey results indicated a high level of passion, pride and dedication by our employees, and we will strive to continue to make SLC a great place to work and learn.
St. Lawrence College is stronger than ever. Our enrollment is on target and we have a solid financial future. On behalf of the College, thank you to our community for their continued support and to our students who make SLC one of the most dynamic colleges in Canada. In looking ahead, next year will mark 50 years as a college and college system in Ontario and work is already well underway to ensure that this anniversary will be celebrated to the fullest.
Chair, St. Lawrence College Board of Governors
President and CEO, St. Lawrence College
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