Lambton College’s Information Technology programs help local businesses develop E-Business tools


June 19, 2014

Sarnia, ON, June 19, 2014 -- Students enrolled in Lambton College’s Information Technology (IT) programs have been given the opportunity to help local businesses develop E-Business tools. The pilot project, funded through the Ontario Centre of Excellence Voucher for E- Business (VEB) program, paired students and faculty supervisors with five local businesses to help them develop and implement an E-Business plan to increase visibility and market share.

The five local businesses who participated in the program were recruited through local economic organizations. As part of their E-Business needs, each organization acquired a new website.

The participating businesses and their newly developed websites include Lou Parry Photography  (louparryphotography.com), McCallum Build and Renovate (mccallumbr.ca), Toolrite Engineering (toolrite.ca), Feher Manufacturing and Machine Ltd.- Flexcomp Hose (flexcomp.ca), and JV’s Enterprises (jvsenterprises.ca). Each business has expressed their satisfaction with the end product and process.

“I am extremely pleased with the level of support, service and interaction that was delivered by Lambton College, staff and students to ensure the complete satisfaction of us here at Toolrite Engineering,” said Rick Perdeaux, owner, Toolrite Engineering.

Lambton College sees this program as a great experiential learning opportunity for students in both IT and Business programs to learn about E-Business practices and how they can be adopted to increase competitiveness in domestic and world marketplaces.

For more information please contact Andrea Hands, Research Development and Outreach Coordinator, Applied Research & Innovation, Lambton College andrea.hands@lambtoncollege.ca.

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For media inquiries or more information, please contact:

Jami Kloet
Marketing Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone:  (519) 542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email:  jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca