FAQs for Industry Partners

Here are a few commonly asked questions about how we work – our answers apply to every project, regardless of sector, size and scope.

What makes for a good partnership project?
What does Centennial College look for in an industry partner?
What does Centennial College expect from an industry partner?
What are the possibilities for leveraging funds for my project?
How can ARIC help me leverage these funds?
What is the average timeline for most projects?
What kinds of resources does ARIC have access to?
What skill set will the students working on my project offer?
If a student working on my project graduates before the project is completed, will they be able to continue working the project?
I have more questions. What should I do?

What makes for a good partnership project?
At ARIC, a good partnership project is an intellectually stimulating one. It allows our highly-trained faculty and staff to make good use of their professional skills. And while ARIC can help with funding, the main focus and motivation of our partnerships must absolutely be the advancement of Centennial students. By that token, it should not be considered a resource for outsourcing, but a mutually beneficial collaboration. A good partnership will help prepare our students for the workforce by providing them with challenging opportunities and learning options with which they can build up their resumes. A good partnership will also be flexible in terms of implementation and able to work within Centennial’s academic timelines. While we pride ourselves on delivering timely results, the project must not be a critical, time-sensitive one.

What does Centennial College look for in an industry partner?
Centennial College seeks a long-term, fruitful relationship with our industry partners.  Our industry partners work with our students, and in turn, give back to the school through such things such as guest lectures and corporate training. They place and hire students and consider us for group hiring.

What does Centennial College expect from an industry partner?
We want our industry partners to be engaged. They should be available to answer questions and provide timely feedback. They should also be willing to contribute in-kind to project costs.

What are the possibilities for leveraging funds for my project?
Federal and provincial funds are available to support small and medium-sized enterprises in innovating and developing new products, processes and systems.

How can ARIC help me leverage these funds?
ARIC can help you in identifying the right funding agency, navigating and writing fund applications and managing projects.

What is the average timeline for most projects?
Timelines vary depending on the project. They may last anywhere from 6 months to 5 years. 

What kinds of resources does ARIC have access to?
ARIC can connect you with faculty expertise, skilled students, specialized equipment, provincial and federal funds and many fruitful networking opportunities. 

What skill set will the students working on my project offer?
Centennial College proudly offers programs in the following Schools:

We can hire proficient students enrolled in any program from these schools. They approach our project with focus and enthusiasm, bringing an adept knowledge, curiosity and a results-driven work ethic.

If a student working on my project graduates before the project is completed, will they be able to continue working the project?
Yes, a student can continue to work on the project after graduating.

I have more questions. What should I do?
Contact us with your questions today by calling 416-289-5000, x8056 or send us an email at research@centennialcollege.ca