February 20th, 2024 marked a significant milestone as the 56th annual convocation unfolded at the prestigious Meridian Arts Center in North York. Amidst three distinguished sessions, the spotlight shone on the current graduates, celebrating their remarkable achievements. Additionally, Ace Acumen Academy celebrated a momentous achievement as they welcomed their 10,000th graduate, Manisha, who successfully completed the Computer Systems Technician – Networking program. However, the occasion was bittersweet as it also marked the final convocation ceremony for St. Clair College President, Dr. Patti France. With her retirement on the horizon, this convocation serves as a poignant farewell to her impactful tenure. Congratulations Graduates, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors
Amidst Mental Health Awareness Week, our campus is embracing a unique approach to well-being with a Paint Therapy Session led by our compassionate mental health coordinator, Sam.
Recognizing the power of artistic expression in fostering mental wellness, participants are invited to find solace in strokes of color and creativity. This session aims to provide a safe space to brush away stress, unlock inner creativity, and paint a brighter, more mindful tomorrow together.
As we navigate the complexities of mental health, initiatives like these underscore the importance of holistic approaches to healing. Stay tuned for more empowering events aimed at promoting mental well-being.
During our recent Mental Health Awareness Week, we had the privilege of hosting Punjabi Community Health Service. Led by Harpreet and her dedicated team, they shared invaluable insights on how their services can benefit our students’ well-being. What’s more, they graciously stayed to engage with students at a booth, providing opportunities for Q&A and offering additional information. It was a fantastic opportunity for our college community to learn and connect.
We were thrilled to host guest speaker Carlos Wilson, Registered Psychotherapist, as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week! Students joined us to prioritize mental wellness and engage in meaningful conversations. This was an opportunity for valuable insight and support! For more information, visit https://carloswilson.ca/.
With tails wagging and hearts full of love, therapy dogs have become the beloved champions of spreading smiles and comfort wherever they roam. These furry angels are on a mission to unleash happiness, one wag at a time.
“Pawsing” for a moment to appreciate their invaluable contribution, our campus is abuzz with the joy and positivity they bring. Stay tuned for more heartwarming encounters with these four-legged therapists!
In a bid to promote mental wellness, the Wellness Care Counseling team made a meaningful appearance at our College, sharing vital strategies for coping and regulating emotions. Yusra, their insightful speaker, shed light on topics ranging from stress management to distinguishing depression from sadness.
As our Mental Health Awareness Week celebrations continue, attendees are encouraged to participate in these enlightening discussions. Stay tuned for more empowering events aimed at nurturing our mental well-being!
Mental Health Awareness Week Launches Today! From February 12th to 16th, join us for a groundbreaking event dedicated to fostering mental well-being. Our lineup is stacked with must-see guest speakers, interactive wellness booths, serene yoga sessions, captivating photobooths, and the incredible support of StudentVIP. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to prioritize your mental health and join the movement towards a happier, healthier community #BEWELL
We’re excited to announce the remarkable achievements of our tutoring booth and class walkthrough initiatives! Thanks to the dedication of our tutors and tutor leads, Braden Chen and Esther Baffour, along with the enthusiastic participation and engagement of students, more learners are discovering and utilizing these invaluable resources to bolster their studies. It’s truly rewarding to witness the growing number of students benefiting from these services and experiencing academic success. A heartfelt thank you to our incredible team for making it all possible!
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Our Social Service Worker (SSW) program addresses critical labor shortages by providing hands-on education. Through partnerships with institutions like One Kenton Place, students gain practical experience under expert guidance. Phuc and Bableen, two of our students currently placed on site have said that day to day, students get support and guidance staying focused and combining the concepts learned in college with the lessons learned in placement to succeed. Their strong foundational knowledge helps show the supervisors how confident and ready they are to succeed. Recent meetings between Ace Acumen board members and Racheli Balofsky – Director of Recreation at One Kenton Place – highlight our commitment to community collaboration. This real- world training equips graduates with essential skills and confidence for impactful careers in social services.
The collaboration between Ivan Franko Homes (IFH) and St. Clair College at Ace Acumen Academy shines bright as key stakeholders converge for a productive meeting. Led by Board Members John Wu, President, Milly Li, Vice President, and Amit Jan, Vice President, alongside Ivan Franko Homes CEO Olya Vovnysh and Program Manager Natalia Razzaq, the gathering at IFH’s Mississauga location underscores the commitment to fostering positive student placement partnerships. The collaboration supports positive outcomes for students to gain valuable real-world experience that will enhance the achievement of their future career goals. Gratitude abounds as they express appreciation for the enduring collaboration between IFH and our college. Kiran Sharma, one of our current placement students on site, was recognized for her hard work and presented with the “Student of the Month” award, recognizing her for: her outstanding work, dedication, and efforts for the benefits of the seniors of Ivan Frank Homes in Mississauga.