(3,200 full time, 17,960 part time)
|Location||Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada|
|Sports teams||Confederation Thunderhawks|
|Colors||Red and Blue|
|Affiliations||ACCC, CCAA, CSA, CBIE, CUP, Negahneewin College|
Confederation College is a provincially funded college of applied arts and technology located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967, and has area campuses in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. The college, with its area campuses, serves an area of approximately 215,000 square kilometres. It is one of two colleges servicing Northwestern Ontario. The press, Opus, is a member of CUP.
Confederation College was founded as a trade school in 1967, during the formation of Ontario’s college system. Air Vice Marshall (ret`d) Douglas Bradshaw was the first president of Confederation College from March 6, 1967 to 1974. His vision of an aviation program in the north was implemented in the College’s Aviation Centre of Excellence. He died on 1/10/1996. In his memory, the Douglas Bradshaw Athletic Achievement Award is presented to a graduating student, having the most improvement in and contribution to athletics and whose quality of spirit and competitive drive contributed to the overall success of the Confederation College Athletic program.
The college offers a full range of programmes and educational services throughout the region, which includes full-time post-secondary programmes, part-time credit and non-credit courses, specialty programmes for business and industry, pre-employment and skills training programmes, apprenticeship programmes and cooperative/workplace training programmes.
Thunder Bay campus
The Thunder Bay campus is home to five campus buildings (Shuniah, Dorion, Neebing, Conmee & McIntyre buildings), with the student residences located in the Sibley Hall Residence. Also present on the Thunder Bay Campus is the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Located at the Thunder Bay International Airport is the college's School of Aviation. The Thunder Bay campus is also home to the Confederation College Student Union offices.
The Dryden Campus offers programs in Business, Community Service, Health and Skilled Trades.
Fort Frances campus
The Confederation College Rainy River District campus located in Fort Frances, Ontario offers a variety of courses to the area of Fort Frances. The campus is located within the Fort Frances Multi-use facility, which also houses Fort Frances High School and the Townshend Theatre.
The Rainy River District campus offers a whole range of full-time and part-time courses ranging from post secondary diploma programs, certificate programs, continuing education courses, and general interest courses.
The Greenstone Campus in Geraldton offers programs in Business, Community Services, College Access, Health and Skilled Trades.
The Northshore Campus in Marathon offers programs in Business, College Access, Community Services and Health, as well as specialized training in mining and diamond drilling.
Sioux Lookout campus
The Sioux Lookout Campus offers programs in Business, Health, Community Services and Skilled Trades.
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- http://www.confederationc.on.ca/history/wilkins/inventing-the-college-bradshaw-years.asp Confederation College History -The Bradshaw Years
- http://www.accc.ca/english/services/cdnforces/hero.htm Project Hero
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