As the ongoing Covid-19 emergency continues to evolve around the world and within the university community, Conestoga is focused on continued forward planning to ensure the resilience of the college and the safety of students and staff. The college is working closely with the local public health authority, local and federal government, as well as community partners and staff on this issue. Making sure that all students at Conestoga can continue to participate in an outstanding education without compromising on health, safety, or wellness is a top priority.
Conestoga College has recently made the exciting investment to purchase a 250,000 square foot facility and 41 acres of accompanying land in the town of Cambridge for over CAD 33 million. The college intends to use this impressive facility to consolidate its variety of professional trade schools into one comprehensive, state-of-the-art learning and training facility.
This has been an ambition of the college for some time, but now the emergence of this site as the perfect location has allowed the college to unite its trade programs and deliver significant added value through the improvement in facilities and services.
Planning for the new campus site has commenced and is expected to be open to students by September 2021. Learners from trade and apprenticeship courses at the Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph campuses will be able to come together in this brand-new building.
This new approach will reduce duplication in program learning, provide excellent new facilities, and further maximize the professional potential of Conestoga’s trade students.