Algonquin College Pembroke Campus

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Monday August 26, 2019

Algonquin College has been a staple of the Ottawa Valley for 52 years and has continued to lead the way with modern, cutting edge post-secondary education.

Since the Ontario college system was founded in 1967, Algonquin College has been instructing young minds and helping direct them into a career they will thrive within. A new waterfront campus was built in 2012 to better accommodate the growing student body and meet the demands of a technologically savvy population, requiring top-notch amenities from their colleges.

"We have a much more modern building with state-of-the-art labs for our students to learn in," said Acting Dean Jamie Bramburger. "And good quality instructional spaces for our faculty to teach in.”

About 1,000 full-time students are attending the college. What many people don't know is that half of them come from outside Renfrew County.

"One of the benefits of studying in a smaller college is class sizes," said Bramburger. "Our class sizes average 25 to 50 students in a program so that provides a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know their teachers."

These students also get to spend a lot of time in internships and co-ops, building connections with local employers and learning the practicalities of the job market, getting their workplace skills while still in school.

"The employers know that students are coming in with a certain degree of experience in the field, which is a big advantage," said Bramburger.

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