There are 27 colleges in Ontario including Conestoga, Kemptville and Boreal. The colleges offer a full range of academic opportunities ranging from apprenticeship-level programs to graduate degrees. Areas of study include the arts, technology, agriculture and business.
Founded in 1967 and located in Kitchener, Conestoga College is one of nine polytechnic institutes in Canada and offers degree and certificate programs designed to train students for the workforce. The college structures its learning environment with small class sizes and project-based, practical learning. The college is also home to the Woodworking Centre of Ontario, a secondary wood-processing training facility of 50,000 square feet.
The Kemptville campus of the University of Guelph is located south of Ottawa. Established in 1917, the mission of Kemptville is to improve rural life through educational programs in agri-food and related industries. Principal areas of study include agriculture, horticulture, heavy equipment operation and animal husbandry. Students follow a course of study for either a co-diploma or an apprenticeship.
Boreal College is the only French language school in Ontario's northern region. The college's mission is to provide educational development and career support to the Francophone community. Bilingual graduates of Boreal have a competitive advantage for finding jobs in the labor market.