Within the broader urban area around Toronto, the Greater Golden Horseshoe, of which Welland is part, there are 10 universities and 8 colleges including Niagara’s Brock University and Welland’s own Niagara College. The region is richly endowed with post-secondary excellence and, relative to many jurisdictions in the world, an affordability that continues to increase levels of participation. Welland and Niagara’s educational and research institutions are not just educating tomorrow’s workforce, they are also the providers and coordinators of Innovative research and commercialization programs that build partnerships between educators, researchers, students and businesses. These research based and technology focused ventures ensure that Welland and it’s businesses can remain innovative in a constantly evolving market.
Welland is well positioned to access university and college graduates, co-operative education students and research partnerships
Niagara College, with its main campus in Welland specializations include advanced technology, applied health, community safety, media, food and beverage sciences, business, hospitality and tourism, and environment and horticulture. Niagara College offers over 100 post-secondary programs, with 82 programs with Work Integrated Learning Activities (WIL) including 23 Co-op programs, 8 Apprenticeship programs, 27 Applied Research programs, 13 Field Placement programs, and 8 Learning Enterprise programs.
Brock University is one of Canada’s top mid-size institutions in terms of quality of education, quality of teaching and most satisfied students, has 18,000 students and 600 faculty. At Brock, a significant focus on health and bio sciences has emerged, centred on the $120-million Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, a state-of-the-art facility where students and professors explore new frontiers in green science and health & wellness. Brock claims the fifth largest co-op program in Canada.
Niagara Launch Centre
Powered by Niagara Catholic District School Board promotes Innovative and Creative education, training and inspiration for high school aged students in all pathways. The Centre provides hands-on education in manufacturing, construction and automotive technology and is committed to creating a highly skilled workforce through community connected experiential learning, authentic industry partnerships, and career opportunities.