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More than 8,000 expected at newly expanded Ontario College Information Fair

26 Colleges, Two Days, One Location

Toronto, October 18, 2013 – Colleges from across Ontario will come together to make it easy for potential students to get information on degrees, graduate certificates, diplomas and apprenticeship programs, all in one location from October 21 to 22.

The annual Ontario College Information Fair is the largest event of its kind in the province and draws more than 8,000 high school students, adult learners, teachers, guidance counselors and parents each year.

This year the fair has been expanded to two days to provide greater flexibility for those looking to further their education or start a new career. The Ontario College Information Fair will take place at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto) on October 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The popularity of postsecondary education programs offered by Ontario colleges continues to increase, with more than 58 per cent of new students choosing to enrol in college. In order to provide potential new college students with relevant information about programs and campus life and answer any questions, all Ontario colleges will be present at the Ontario College Information Fair.

In addition to informational booths, there will be presentations made by the host GTA colleges, including Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, The Michener Institute, Seneca College, and Sheridan College. Sessions will cover topics such as financial aid, the unique experience of the mature student, and educational pathways between colleges and universities.

Facts about Ontario colleges:
•    95 per cent of graduates would recommend their colleges to someone else
•    88 per cent of graduates would recommend their specific programs

With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.

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For more information, please contact:
Kayla Lewis
Seneca College Media Relations
416-491-5050 ext. 77018