Confederation College is a provincially funded college of applied arts and technology located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967, and has area campuses in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. The college, with its area campuses, serves an area of approximately 215,000 square kilometers. It is one of two colleges servicing Northwestern Ontario. The press, Opus, is a member of CUP.
Confederation College was founded as a trade school in 1967, during the formation of Ontario’s college system. Air vice Marshall (ret`d) Douglas Bradshaw was the first president of Confederation College from March 6, 1967 to 1974. His vision of an aviation program in the north was implemented in the College’s Aviation Centre of Excellence. He died on 1/10/1996. In his memory, the Douglas Bradshaw Athletic Achievement Award is presented to a graduating student, having the most improvement in and contribution to athletics and whose quality of spirit and competitive drive contributed to the overall success of the Confederation College Athletic program.
The college offers a full range of programs and educational services throughout the region, which includes full-time post-secondary programs, part-time credit and non-credit courses, specialty programs for business and industry, pre-employment and skills training programs, apprenticeship programs and cooperative/workplace training programs.
Confederation College has 3,200 full-time post-secondary students, 410 apprentices, 550 adult training students and 17,000 part time & continuing education students.
The Thunder Bay campus is home to five campus buildings (Shuniah, Dorion, Neebing, Conmee & McIntyre buildings), with the student residences located in the Sibley Hall Residence. Also present on the Thunder Bay Campus is the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Located at the Thunder Bay International Airport is the college's School of Aviation. The Thunder Bay campus is also home to the Confederation College Student Union offices.
At Confederation College we are committed to delivering quality education to our students, regardless of where they come from. We deliver the type of education that graduates and employers want. Rated #1 in Employer Satisfaction in the province of Ontario (among all 24 public colleges, 2012). 88.9% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. 92% of students are very satisfied with the quality of the learning experiences in their program.
Confederation College offers variety of programs specially tailored to the student interests;
- Aboriginal programs
- Engineering Technology
- Protective services
- Skilled Trades
- General arts and sciences
- Health Sciences
- Business Studies
- Community Services
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Media arts
- Natural Resources
College is excited to bring to their students a fun filled schedule of entertaining activities. Campus Recreation will add to your college experience in ways that will leave you wanting more. No experience necessary, only the willingness to have FUN. 10 Pin Bowling, Laser Tag, Beach Volleyball, Casino Night & Auction Night, Darts, Dodge ball and Basketball are major sports at Confederation College.