Applied Research at Conestoga
Conestoga College is a gateway for industry innovation. Each of Conestoga’s priority research areas support applied projects that meet the needs of industry and community partners. They also drive growth in the local and regional economy.
Research projects are integrated into the curriculum, giving students the opportunity to build innovation-enabling skills. Capstone, final-year thesis, curriculum and independent projects are an important avenue of applied research. Through these projects, one or more students – up to an entire class – explore solutions to a challenge facing a company or community organization.
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Preparing Talent for Canada’s Valued Health-Care Workforce
To meet the growing demand of health-care workers, polytechnics are delivering training for critical occupations needed to keep Canada safe and healthy. Canada’s polytechnics provide industry-responsive education and training, ensuring graduates have practical skills and the know-how to hit the ground running. With close ties to industry, polytechnics are able to respond to the skills needs of employers at the speed of business.
Conestoga College is working in partnership with ParaMed to address the critical need for Personal Support Workers (PSW) in eastern Ontario. Starting in January 2021, Conestoga will deliver a 20-week PSW FAST-ONSITE program at no cost, providing clinical placements at local health-care organizations and connecting students to the health care system – allowing patients in need to receive care from qualified and dedicated PSWs. After course completion, select students will be able to join the ParaMed care teams throughout Ottawa and surrounding regions, serving clients as early as June 2021.