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Confederation College Hosts CIP Tour

CIP Tour Brings 11 Ontario Colleges to Northwestern Ontario


October 7, 2022

THUNDER BAY, ON, October 6, 2022 – Confederation College hosted the annual College Information Program (CIP) Tour last night on their Thunder Bay campus, giving prospective students the opportunity to explore 11 different Ontario colleges all in one place.

Over 150 people attended the event. It was the first in-person CIP event since before the pandemic. Confederation College departments and faculty set up interactive booths for prospective students to learn about their programs or services and allow students to get a feel for the type of projects they would potentially be working on. Professor Chris VonBargen did a live demonstration of the college's new 3D scanner, completing a 3D rendering of a volunteer.

The CIP tour offers anyone considering college, the opportunity to speak with college representatives, ask questions, and learn more about the unique programs only offered through Ontario Colleges. Students received material containing information on how and when to apply, campus life, financial aid and more.

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"It was great to see so many students participating in the event last night," said Alexandra Jones, Supervisor of Marketing and Recruitment. "The tour allows prospective students an opportunity to learn about the options available to them and how a college education may be the right path to their dream career."

The tour continues through the region for the next two days, before heading down to Southern Ontario. Confederation College will host their annual Open House on December 1, giving grade 12 students the opportunity to spend the day on campus, take a tour, meet with program coordinators and learn more about the programs and services offered. For more information visit

Participating colleges included: Algonquin College, Cambrian College, Conestoga College, Confederation College, Fanshawe College, Georgian College, Loyalist College, Northern College, Sault College, St. Clair College, St. Lawrence College.

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as a growing Distance Education division.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 4,800 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full- and part-time employees. Confederation's regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $703.3 million annually.


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