SUMMERSIDE, PEI, September 28, 2015 – Collège de l'Île held its Annual General Meeting at the Belle-Alliance Centre in Summerside on Monday, September 21st. The Collège took the opportunity to look back at the past year, including the adoption of a new strategic plan for 2015-2018 by the Board of Directors.
During the past year, the Collège pursued a strategic planning process, providing a great opportunity to review the internal and external environments in order to identify important trends for the next few years and identify strategic initiatives for a new era at the Collège.
"Adopting a strategic plan gives us a clear vision for the future of the Collège. We have evaluated a
number of promising opportunities and identified those that are in line with the strategic directions of both the community and our funding agencies and also meet the challenges of the postsecondary sector," explained Donald DesRoches, President of Collège de l'Île
Each facet of the strategic plan includes major innovations. In order to diversify its clientele, the Collège will strengthen relationships with students in the French schools and immersion programs alike and increase its efforts in certain international markets such as Mexico. The Collège will identify and include in all its training programs notions of service specific to the Acadian and Francophone community.
"One great innovation in terms of partnerships will be our strategic relationship with Holland College. Another important change to come is the redefinition of the Collège's value proposition, which will necessarily lead to an improved student experience. The Collège will also strive to better prepare graduates for the expectations of the job market", concluded DesRoches.
The Collège also announced at its AGM that it ran a financial surplus for the third consecutive year. The surplus this year amounts to $20,419.
The 2015 Annual Report of Collège de l'Île contains more information on the different facets of the 2015-2018 strategic plan.
Collège de l'Île is the only postsecondary French-language institution in Prince Edward Island. With three learning centres in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs, customized training and training based on labour market needs. It offers a stimulating, student-focused learning environment that uses cutting-edge technology.
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