Among the informational items shared by Patti France in her President's Report to the college's Board of Governors during its January 26th meeting were these:
Enrolment continues to remain robust, with several hundred new students added to St. Clair for those dozen or so programs which feature January intakes.
The graphic accompanying this story documents the revised numbers.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING
The college has embarked on a new employer-partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).
The CCDI is a made-in-Canada solution designed to help employers, diversity and inclusion/human rights/equity and human resources practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace. Founded and run by experienced diversity and inclusion practitioners, CCDI's focus is on practical, sustainable solutions that help employers move toward true inclusion.
Through this partnership, college staff will have access to webinars on diversity and inclusion. It will also be working with specific teams to set up instructor-led training. Staff have been invited to register for the knowledge repository where they can find resources and recorded webinars.
Staff were invited to participate in a webinar on January 14 on Diversity and Inclusion fundamentals to continue the college's journey of advancing diversity and inclusion. This webinar is also being made available for student viewing on the college's website.
WINDSOR-ESSEX AUTOMOBILITY HUB
St. Clair College continues to be engaged as a partner to support a Windsor-Essex Automobility Hub, in conjunction with PEM Motion.
PEM Motion offers consulting and engineering services to start-ups in the electric vehicle industry in order to build innovative products, as well as scale-up companies. In a relatively short time, it has spun off several companies out of the Aachen, Germany location, resulting in more than 1,500 new jobs, over 300 million Euro in revenue, and more than 30,000 vehicles produced per year. The products range from an electric vehicle specifically designed for the German postal service, an affordable small electric passenger vehicle, and an e-scooter. PEM is expanding globally with a facility in Monterrey, Mexico and, most recently, in Sacramento, California.
Following an initial visit to Windsor by PEM representatives, a delegation representing St. Clair College, the University of Windsor and the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation met with PEM and toured its facilities in Germany. An exclusive Memorandum Of Understanding was developed between the Windsor-Essex region and PEM to perform a feasibility study to determine the viability of establishing a Canadian arm of PEM Motion in Windsor-Essex.
The start of Phase 2 begins on January 27, with a meeting between all stakeholders, outlining the plan for establishing the Hub. It is already off to a good start with a first customer secured before its launch. Enwin Utilities has requested the Automobility Hub provide it with three e-vehicles.
DIAGNOSTIC CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY
On December 18, the college was advised by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities that the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program was approved for funding and Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) eligibility purposes.
SEE THESE OTHER BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING STORIES:
The college’s ever-increasing involvement in Research and Development: http://stclair-src.org/news/need-know-news/college-delves-rd
The fiscal year’s outcome, with four months left to go: http://stclair-src.org/news/need-know-news/buckets-black-ink-year-end-bottom-line
Despite the pandemic, the college remains active in the life of the community: http://stclair-src.org/news/need-know-news/pandemic-doesnt-curtailing-colleges-caring-involvement-community