North Grenville Municipal Council received the consultant’s report last week on a renewed Kemptville College. The report, prepared by Eric McSweeney & Associates on behalf of the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force, calls for the creation of “The Kemptville Centre for Rural Advancement.” What happens next? North Grenville Chief Administrative Officer Brian Carre explains:
The KCRA, if established, would look at hosting a number of different service providers who will administer education, skills and training to meet the needs of today’s labour force.
The report describes the Kemptville Centre for Rural Advancement as the path to a successful future for the local institution. North Grenville CAO Brian Carre explains how the researchers came to that conclusion.
Carre says the multi-tenant model is already in successful operation in several campuses, including Olds College in Alberta.
Carre explains there is also an opportunity for not-for-profit partnerships.
The report is now in the hands of the Honorable Lyle Vanclief, and he will not be publishing his findings but rather submitting them directly to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal.
The entire report is available for public review at http://www.northgrenville.ca/files/NG%20Proposal%20for%20KCRA.pdf