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Message to PEI Bioscience Companies from Holland College Bioscience Program – April 3, 2020

Dear Colleague:

I’d first like to thank the various industries on PEI who submitted positions for OJT 2020, and for continuing to support those positions during this challenging time. However, it has been decided that student OJTs will be cancelled for Holland College programs this year, including Bioscience Technology. The students were made aware of the OJT cancellation today at 12:00 PM.

What this means for our students: Mike and I have been moving our curriculum online, allowing the students to finish their coursework on schedule. The school year will end on Friday April 24th, as previously planned. After that point, students will be eligible to graduate, even if they won’t have the benefit of an actual graduation ceremony.

What this means for our industry: We wanted you to be aware of this decision when you interview our students, and do not see “PRAC-2400: On-The-Job Training” as successfully completed on their transcripts. Please contact me or Mike if you have any questions about student preparedness for employment.

Best regards, and stay safe–

Jennifer Slemmer, Learning Manager
Holland College Bioscience Technology Program

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