Three-year agreements define pathways for St. Clair, University

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Windsor Star/Dave Waddell

The University of Windsor and St. Clair College will have their core strengths and areas for future growth more formally defined after signing their Strategic Mandate Agreements recently with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

The three-year agreements signed by Ontario’s 44 post-secondary institutions are aimed at streamlining a system to better meet the needs of the modern economy and reduce duplication.

“It’s a very sensible approach if that’s the mission in the end,” said St. Clair College president Dr. John Strasser.

“We’re building on our strengths and expanding to meet new opportunities, but we don’t want everyone moving into the same area. That puts an unnecessary strain on the province’s resources.”

Between them, the two schools will focus on areas like technology, health and environmental sciences, engineering, law and skilled trades while hoping to expand further into the fields of border logistics, digital media, hospitality and cultural occupations. [Read More]