Northern College and District School Board Ontario North East to Hold Joint Session on Educational Cooperation

August 28, 2019

TIMMINS, ON: Northern College and District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) are pleased to announce to announce a join meeting, to be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

This inaugural meeting, which will include the governing boards of each educational body is evidence of a growing partnership designed to increase educational and institutional cooperation between the two facets of the provincial educational system.

“From time-to-time college administration has had occasion to make presentations to the School Board, and certainly college and school board administrators meet with some regularity,” stated Northern College President, Dr. Fred Gibbons. “However to the best of my knowledge, this will be the first meeting of the two respective governing bodies.”

Both DSB1 and Northern College share similar geographic catchment areas alongside mutual educational goals, aiming to provide Ontario’s northeast with high quality, accessible and inclusive educational programming that follows students from their first steps into a classroom to the day they graduate from their post-secondary studies.

“We look forward to expanding our partnership with Northern College,” stated Bob Brush, Chair at DSB1. “By working together closely, we can continue to support a strong workforce for the North and create a positive future story for our students.”

The meeting, hosted at Northern College by its Board of Governors and will include a tour of its Timmins Campus facilities to better connect primary and secondary school officials with what post-secondary education close to home has to offer.

The closed session board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in room A106 at Northern College’s Timmins Campus followed shortly after by an open session at 6:30 p.m.


Media Contacts:

Northern College
Kyle Gennings
Marketing and Communications Officer
T. 705-235-3211 ext. 2276
F. 705-235-6888
C. 705-288-1101

District School Board Ontario North East
Andréanne Denis
Communications Officer
705-360-1151 ext. 17604

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