March 10, 2021
Your Good News Bulletin
Premier Ford tours Ashtonbee to highlight safety measures
Premier Doug Ford, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and Scarborough Centre MPP Christina Mitas toured Ashtonbee Campus on Monday afternoon to promote workplace/classroom health and safety for skilled-trade apprentices. The visit highlighted government funding that has been provided to the sector, and specifically Centennial, for implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. The School of Transportation received $467,810 for the Ashtonbee Campus to spend toward supporting a safe learning environment for apprentices honing their skills in campus labs. The funds enabled the School to set up plexiglass barriers to enhance social distancing, install handwashing and sanitation stations, and purchase personal protection equipment (PPE) and licenses needed by students to access online learning applications. Pictured is Premier Ford speaking with an automotive student working on a V6 engine with Dean Alan McClelland and President Craig Stephenson looking on.
Learn to garden with the #CCGreenThumb community
As spring approaches, many have started planning their gardens, while others show a budding interest in growing plants for the first time. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, Sustainability at Centennial has put together a variety of virtual webinars to help you get started! Information in these webinars will be helpful to every growing situation, whether you have a backyard or a balcony. Our first webinar will help you begin your journey of growing plants from seeds; entitled Learn to Grow Vegetable and Fruit Plants from Seeds, it is taking place on Monday, March 22 at noon, and you can register now. You can also view past webinars and resources to get you growing on our Learn to Garden webpage. Refer back to this helpful link often for updates on new webinars and resources throughout the 2021 growing season. Remember to have fun, do not be afraid to experiment and please post your progress pictures at #CCGreenThumb and #CCSustainability so we can all follow along and share tips and tricks as a community!
Save the date: Get Hired Grad Conference, April 20-22
Congratulations to our Class of 2021! Our newest graduates are invited to the exclusive Get Hired Grad Conference taking place from April 20 to 22. The virtual events permit students to hang out with employers and alumni from the Greater Toronto Area over three days and
- practice interviews with employers in their sector;
- learn how to communicate like a leader in the workplace;
- discover where the jobs are and tips on using NOC codes;
- learn to advocate for themselves, and more.
The conference is an opportunity for our grads to participate in activities to build their confidence as they prepare to enter the workforce. Please share the invitation with your senior classes! Stay tuned for details on HireCentennial or the Career Services’ webpage. Brought to you by Career Services and Co-operative Education in partnership with SIER/Solv. and the Centennial Leadership Academy. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICT Workshop can resolve your computer issues
The ICT Workshop in the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science can repair the personal computers of Centennial faculty, staff and students along with upgrades and new software installations. Customers only pay for components and college discounted software, if needed, but the work is provided free. Please note that due to the pandemic, only online support is offered at the present time, and services do not apply to business-owned IT devices. Students enrolled in the Computer Repair and Maintenance Project class provide the service in an effort to emulate a client-oriented business. You can help to provide this valuable experience and benefit from the free service that the ICT Workshop students are keen to offer. Between now and March 31, these students can help you resolve problems with your computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, printers, scanners and more. Email Professor Will Wong at email@example.com with any questions, available every Wednesday between 10:45 am and 2:20 pm for consultation.