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By CHRISTINE DEMERS
Niagara College continues to support students with their education. For the next three years, Niagara College is working on the Strategy Plan 2013-2016. This includes the vision, mission, values, priorities and goals to become a better school.
The main focus is to improve the programs and continue to grow as a college and a community. The Strategy Plan was created by Dan Patterson, president of Niagara College, and Len Crispino, the former chair of the Board of Governors. At the end of Crispino’s term as chair, his spot in this project was taken over by the current Chair of the Board of Governors Allan Schmidt.
Patterson says they have developed a plan that will keep them busy for the next years.
“Our priorities are to create and expand the programs and make us the premier college in Canada.”
According to The Strategy Plan document found on the Niagara College website, this plan will solidify Niagara College’s position as a leader in applied education and continue to provide unique environments for the students’ education.
The document says the plan includes the vision of enriching lives and fulfilling dreams, the mission of providing education that can change the world and the values of being focused on students, connected locally as well as globally and being committed to the excellence of the school and the students.
The goals stated in the document for the Strategy Plan focus on the achievement and preparedness of each and every student and how to increase their possibilities for success. The plan also wants to focus on the Canadian Food and Wine Institute to make it an institution that will be recognized nationally as a centre of excellence.
The goals to achieve from a leader viewpoint include a strategic enrolment plan and a way of attracting and gaining leaders to create a strong team to lead Niagara College to excellence.
Kevin Rzewinski, a Computer Systems Technician student, says the plan seems appropriate and he supports it. “The main point seems to be improving the quality of education.”