Letter from the President and Board of Governors Chair
Conestoga’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan was developed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest social and economic challenge we have faced in the history of the Ontario college system. We appreciate the outstanding efforts of Conestoga employees, partners and friends to support the college and our students through this difficult time.
While the pandemic has brought about many changes in the way that we deliver programming and services, we have never lost sight of the responsibilities we have to our learners and employees and the communities we serve.
As more Canadians become vaccinated and we look forward to the easing of pandemic restrictions, it is clear that Conestoga will have a significant role to play in rebuilding Ontario’s economy through education and applied research that will address workforce needs, support business recovery, and provide opportunities for displaced workers to return to meaningful employment.
Conestoga’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan provides a framework for the journey ahead. We will continue to focus on building capacity, advancing quality and enhancing sustainability as we work in collaboration with our partners to support learner success, economic development and growth, and the prosperity and well-being of the communities we serve.
This ambitious plan includes new campus development as well as the expansion and enhancement of existing facilities to serve more students from our region and around the world as they prepare for successful futures. It addresses emerging talent shortages that impede business growth, and supports the development of new capacity to address identified needs.
There are many exciting developments ahead. We invite you to engage with us as we continue to build towards our shared vision for leadership in applied learning and research that enables students to succeed and addresses workforce demands.
Thanks to the many individuals who have contributed to the development of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. Your input and commitment to the process are greatly appreciated.
Chair, Board of Governors