St. Clair College suspends student job placements that some require to graduate

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 05:21:28 AM. It's day two of the province wide college faculty strike, and St. Clair College has suspended job placements for about 150 of its students. Placements that officials said students are required to complete in order to graduate.
It's day two of the province wide college faculty strike, and St. Clair College has suspended job placements for about 150 of its students. "Really, it's stopping our outside education from the school and what we need to graduate" said Serena Valore, a third-year business administration student at the college. 'All teaching is suspended:' St. Clair, Lambton join Ontario college faculty strike More than 12,000 Ontario college faculty walk off the job 'We pay your salaries': Ontario college students demand tuition refund should strike occur Valore said she was supposed to begin a placement with the Heart and Stroke Foundation sometime this month, but can't now because her teacher is on strike. She said she's required to clock 180 hours of work before she can graduate. "The fact that I'm not even able to get it or not able to start it is unfortunate because it's a big part of what I have to do to graduate and it's a big part of my experience in school and everything else," said Valore. John Fairley, vice president of college communications and community relations, said that out of the 120 programs offered at the school, 80 have a placement or internship component. About 70 programs have those placements taking place in the late winter or spring semester. But about 150 students' placements are currently affected in Windsor and Chatham-Kent. Third-year business administration student Serena Valore said she has no idea what's happening with the work placement she was supposed to...Read more
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