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Georgian College Strategic Plan 2016-2021

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AT GEORGIAN COLLEGE, WE ACCELERATE SUCCESS. THAT PROMISE IS AT THE CENTRE OF OUR NEW STRATEGIC PLAN. The plan will ground our efforts for the next five years, providing a touchstone to focus our energies during a time when the needs of our students and communities continue to rapidly evolve and expand. Our vision is to accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships. We will focus on four key priorities: accelerated success, meaningful collaboration, inspired innovation and strong foundations. Partnership and collaboration were at the core of our year-long strategic planning process which totalled more than 1,000 points of engagement with students, staff, graduates, community leaders, employers and other stakeholders. The result is a plan fully aligned with our Strategic Mandate Agreement with the Province of Ontario, focusing on quality market-driven programs from apprenticeships and skills development to the advanced education of degrees, all offering relevant curriculum for in-demand jobs. Much of this plan builds on our success – as a college system trailblazer in entrepreneurship and social innovation, as Ontario's top co-op college, and as a long-time postsecondary leader in environmental sustainability. In the future, we will go further. Bold new measures we will undertake over the life of this plan include: • A guarantee to employers of our graduates' job readiness • A comprehensive degree strategy for central Ontario including Georgian degrees, joint and integrated degree-diplomas and partner degrees • A degree pathway delivered in our region for every Georgian diploma program • Enriched learning through meaningful research and scholarship that connects students, employees and the community We recognize our students are changing – and Georgian will continue to change as well. To that end, we will internationalize our campuses to enhance cultural awareness, support our growing number of international students and create greater study abroad opportunities for domestic students. We will also focus on the Indigenization of curriculum and our college community. And we will continue to expand and evolve program offerings and delivery methods in response to shifting labour market demands and demographics. Accelerating success is Georgian's pledge and our responsibility to students, graduates, employers and the communities we serve. We have every confidence this new strategic plan will guide us in this important effort. MaryLynn West-Moynes President and CEO Tom McBride Chair, Board of Governors 2

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