2. Establish a Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies

  • The energy sector in Sarnia has contributed immensely to the economic development of our province, providing employment to tens of thousands of people in the region. With the development of the Sustainable Chemical Alliance, the Bio-Innovation Centre, and the Western Research Park, a steady stream of bio-industrial companies are selecting Sarnia-Lambton as their ideal location, and some are moving forward with plans for significant capital investment. As the only post-secondary provider in the area, Lambton College is superbly positioned to deliver relevant, career-focused education to support the needs of these industries, the community, and the province of Ontario. Our expertise in this sector also distinguishes the College on a provincial and national level. Over the next five years, we are committed to establishing a Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies, with distinctive programs and applied research initiatives that will raise Lambton College’s visibility and reputation nationally and internationally.

    • Serve the labour market demands of petrochemical/refining and bio-based industries
    • Transform three advanced diploma programs into three-year degree programs
    • Continue leadership in the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) through the creation of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-focused school within Lambton College
    • Integrate with our region’s major industry partners through experiential learning opportunities, graduate placements, applied research, and professional development
    • Provide customized educational opportunities for Aboriginal students that facilitate entry into the energy sector
    • Continue to leverage partnerships with industry, the Bio-Innovation Centre, and The Western Research Park to support additional learning and research opportunities for our students
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