Greetings, and a very warm welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! We’ve covered the neighbourhoods of Kitchener-Waterloo, Kitchener and Waterloo themselves, and many more of the great places and things in the regions.
Time and again, the major post-secondary institutions located in Kitchener-Waterloo have come up – after all, they are a big part of what makes the area great, and they’ve certainly played a major role in the Waterloo Region’s rise to the world stage as a leader in technology.
So now, WRX Property Group is brimming with pride as we unveil a brand new, three-part series on post-secondary education! Today, we’ll start with Conestoga College; but don’t fret, perennial favourites Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are just around the corner.
Conestoga College is the local college for the TriCities (Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge) and the surrounding Townships, and the only local provider of polytechnic education. To clarify, in Canada college refers to primarily to technical schools with programs geared towards specific careers; universities, on the other hand, are institutions that grant undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
There is some overlap between the two (both can grant Bachelor’s Degrees, for example) but typically colleges are more ‘applied’ or hands on, whereas universities are more theoretical.