Fanshawe to open new site in Woodstock

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Greg Yantz, associate dean of Fanshawe's Woodstock/Oxford regional campus, and Lisa Wells, manager, continuing Education and Contract Training, stand outside 45 Metcalf St. The College announced that it has finalized agreement to begin using the site to offer expanded programming and services in downtown Woodstock due to rapid enrolment growth.

Fanshawe announced that there will be a new site in downtown Woodstock in a Fanshawe News, March 14 press release.

The new site will be located at 45 Metcalf St. and will offer part time studies starting in fall 2019.

According to the press release, the site will also offer provincial literacy basic skills, academic upgrading and contract training services.

Greg Yantz, associate dean Woodstock/Oxford regional campus, said that there will be approximately a thousand students using the new facility throughout the year.

“The new location at 45 Metcalf St. will provide Fanshawe the opportunity to offer a selection of flexible learning options in a prominent setting,” Yantz said.

According to Yantz, training and education will be offered in the fields of business, computers, health care, management, manufacturing and academic upgrading.

“The campus prides itself on providing training that meets the local employment needs of the community,” Yantz said. “Our students enjoy small classes and modern facilities, full-time, part-time and self-paced learning opportunities, free parking and beautiful views.”

According to the press release, Fanshawe has designed, built and operated state-of-the-art educational sites for over 50 years.

“Expansion is typically in response to student need and we have experienced more than 20 per cent growth in enrolment over the past two years alone at the Woodstock campus,” Yantz said.

The press release also said the Woodstock campus is currently home to nearly 800 full time students on 50 acres of land.

“As we continue to develop new programs in Woodstock and welcome more students from around the world, this particular expansion will help us to accommodate their needs while continuing to provide the same level of service and education that our community has come to count on,” Yantz said.

Yantz said that they are very excited to expand their presence downtown and continue to develop Fanshawe’s offerings.

“The new location will consolidate activities Fanshawe currently conducts at four different sites throughout the city of Woodstock,” Yantz said.

According to Yantz, the building will undergo renovations in the next couple of months in order to be ready for educational use.

“When complete, the 7,200 square-foot facility will provide four new classrooms and a multi-purpose conference room, freeing up much needed additional academic space at the current campus at 369 Finkle St.,” Yantz said.

To learn more about the Woodstock campus, visit