The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) Program at St. Clair College Is Celebrating a Decade of Excellence! | St. Clair College
Thursday, June 13, 2024
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The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program at St. Clair College is celebrating a decade of excellence! Join us for an exciting Open House event on June 14th, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Student Life Centre (SLC).

The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program at St. Clair College is a unique educational pathway tailored for individuals with developmental disabilities and other significant learning challenges. The program aims to provide these individuals with the opportunity to experience college life, pursue postsecondary education, and develop skills that will help them prepare for employment.

“No St. Clair program so emphatically demonstrates the college's philosophy and practice of accessibility to education for all who seek it as does Community Integration Through Cooperative Education," said President Michael Silvaggi. "For a decade, the college and our many private-sector partners who welcome the program's students for their work-placements have provided education and training that has not only fully involved those with learning differences in the life of our community but given them enhanced independence. In exchange, we – all St. Clair's students and staff – have been inspired by witnessing the barrier-breaking determination of CICE students and alumni."

Media invitation details:
Date: June 14, 2024
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Location: St. Clair College, Main Windsor Campus, Student Life Centre (SLC)

Event Highlights:

Speakers and Presentations:

  • Zachary Balough, our Master of Ceremonies, will kick off the festivities. Zach’s engaging style will set the tone for an inspiring afternoon.
  • Shannon Comartin, Program Coordinator of CICE, will share program updates and opportunities for graduates. Discover how CICE prepares students for meaningful careers.
  • Biagio Lattuca, Chair of Community Studies, will discuss the program’s impact on community development and education.
  • Stephanie DeFranceschi, former Chair of CICE and now Chair of Health Sciences, will reflect on her journey with the program.
  • Randy Semeniuk, Academic Integrity Administrator and former CICE Chair, will provide valuable insights into student success.
  • Cameron Wells, a CICE graduate, will share firsthand experiences and the impact of the program.

Raffle Prizes:

  • Don’t miss out on exciting raffle prizes! Submit your name for a chance to win.

Games and Networking:

  • Explore interactive games, connect with fellow attendees, and enjoy light refreshments.

Alumni Association Sign-Up:

  • Learn about the Alumni Association and how you can stay connected after graduation.

This milestone celebration promises inspiration, networking, and fun. Let’s celebrate a decade of CICE excellence together!

To learn more about the Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program, visit

For more information regarding the media release contact Fiona McLean at