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St. Lawrence College 'Connects' with Elementary and Secondary Students


Did you ever wonder what it’s like to “scrub in” for surgery, build bridges, cook up a culinary masterpiece? Or maybe you’re more interested in business, musical theatre, or policing?


On Wednesday May 3, a one-day experiential event called “Connections 7/8” will be held at St. Lawrence College’s (SLC) Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall campuses. This day will provide 150 Grade 7 and 8 students the opportunity to try out some of these activities.


On Thursday May 4, 250 Grade 10 & 11 students will be participating in one of 18 different programs offered at the Kingston campus. “Connections 10/11” is designed to bring secondary students and staff into the College, expose them to our programs, and give them an opportunity to experiment and learn through hands-on activities. 


“The Connections events are a great mechanism to open students’ the eyes to SLC’s programs.  We hope that by exposing them to the College and showing them all the different career pathways, they will be encouraged to complete their secondary education and consider college as a post-secondary option,” said Anne Nahorny, School College Work Initiatives (SCWI) coordinator at SLC.


This program is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, SCWI, and was developed by Partnering to Achieve Student Success (PASS). Connections involves students from four area school boards, Algonquin Lakeshore District School Board, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, Limestone District School Board, and Upper Canada District School Board. 


Event synopsis:


Grade 7/8 Connections:


Wednesday May 3 – Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall campuses will host 300 Grades 7 and 8 students from the four school boards. Students will experience hands-on activities in a wide variety of programs at each campus. 


Grade 10/11 Connections:


Thursday May 4 - The Kingston Campus will host 300 students representing four area school boards. Students will participate in one of 18 different programs including: Video Editing; Robotics; Engineering; Graphic Design; Solar Power; Justice Studies; Social Services; Behavioural Science; Nursing; Animal Surgery; Computer Programming; Hairstyling/Esthetician; Cooking; Fitness; Carpentry; and Advertising.




About St. Lawrence College


With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 88,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar rooftop installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices, we work with thousands of clients annually.


Shaun Kelly
Communications Officer, St. Lawrence College
613-345-0660 ext. 1660