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Public Administration students given access to important industry training


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Students and faculty from Seneca’s Public Administration program attend two-day national conference to learn about the basics of public-private partnerships.

The Canadian Council for Private-Public Partnerships (CCPPP) and the Seneca Alumni Affinity Program recently made it possible for all students from Seneca’s Public Administration program to attend an important industry training event and seminar.

The CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships and the P3 Fundamentals Seminar on the basics of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), held November 14 and 15, are annual internationally-recognized forums that bring together over 1,200 senior government and business leaders from across Canada and around the world.

“We sincerely appreciate the Council’s interest and ability to work with us to be able to include the P3 Fundamentals training as part of our program curriculum,” said Wanda Forsythe, Chair of the School of Legal and Public Administration. “The use of the P3 model continues to grow within Ontario. To give the opportunity for our students to hear directly and engage with industry experts on this topic further enhances our core program curriculum.”

Seneca’s Alumni Affinity program provided financial assistance to make this partnership possible.

“The goal of the affinity program is to provide our future graduates with off-campus opportunities and experiences that otherwise wouldn’t be available to them,” said Barry Naymark, Manager, Seneca Alumni. “We were pleased to assist our Public Administration students to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the P3 model and network with potential employers at this national forum.

Established in 1993, the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships has more than 400 member organizations from across Canada and abroad. Its mission is to promote smart, innovative and modern approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government.

”We are always looking for new ways to work with post-secondary institutions and youth to introduce and educate future leaders on the benefits of the P3 model. We commend Seneca for recognizing the importance that P3’s play in building infrastructure in Canada and for working with us to make this joint initiative possible,” said Mark Romoff, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.