Welcome to Holland College!
Welcome to Holland College for Interchange 2014. This year’s theme is Transitions. As professionals, we are well aware of the challenges young people face as they move from the comfortable confines of their high school to the sometimes intimidating post-secondary environment. At this conference, we will investigate how we can make that transition as close to seamless as possible.
A young person’s time in college or university is a time of incredible growth, but it can also be one of stress, be it financial, social, or academic. By identifying stressors and streamlining processes in order to minimize a student’s anxiety, we can provide an environment that enables them to thrive and flourish.
Together we will discuss some of the challenges students face and those that we, as professionals, encounter. We will investigate best practices, and hear about interesting and innovative strategies that our colleagues from across the region have developed. By the end of our time together, you should feel rejuvenated, enthusiastic, and, if we can live up to our reputation for fun, a little bit exhausted!
I look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Registrar, Holland College