“If we can get this going in the right direction, we all have a responsibility to make it work.” – the Hon. Lyle Vanclief, provincially appointed facilitator, former Minister of Ag and Food, former farmer.
Among the questions, suggestions and visions for a renewed Kemptville College presented to the Hon. Lyle Vanclief on campus October 21st, there was at least one concrete proposal. Local businessman Perry Como wants to partner with existing expertise in heavy equipment, the local truck centre and a network of contractors to get potential truck drivers and heavy equipment operators licensed, trained and experienced at Kemptville College and set up with employment upon graduation. The provincial facilitator said he has no set deadline for his report to the Minister and will submit it when he has done all he can to review opportunities.
Vanclief said he has spoken to Colleges, universities and private schools, telling them what we have to offer and asking if they would be interested in setting up a satellite campus or leasing buildings on site. The next step would be to get letters of intent and to present his report to the Minister of Ag, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal, who can then decide what is best for this area. Vanclief will accept concrete business proposals until October 30th.
Pictured: assistant Doug Moses, the Hon. Lyle Vanclief