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New funding for micro-credentials will help more people find employment
New funding for micro-credentials will help more people find employment
The Ontario budget investment of $59.5 million to expand micro-credential retraining programs will help more people who are unemployed acquire the expertise to return to the workforce, Ontario’s colleges said today.
Free virtual speakers series - Striving and Thriving
Free virtual speakers series - Striving and Thriving
Colleges Ontario's virtual speakers series runs Nov. 16 to 19. Be sure to register for this FREE series where prominent public figures offer insightful analyses of today's top issues.
Windsor Star - Ontario must make adjustments to encourage careers in skilled trades
Windsor Star - Ontario must make adjustments to encourage careers in skilled trades
Colleges are eager to work with the province to promote more apprenticeship training and the great careers in the skilled trades, says guest columnist Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.
Waterloo Region Record - Colleges need autonomy to help drive economic growth
Waterloo Region Record - Colleges need autonomy to help drive economic growth
To help power the economy, the Ontario government should give colleges more autonomy over their programs and credentials, says John Tibbits, the president of Conestoga College and chair of Colleges Ontario. This would include the autonomy to create new three-year degree programs and master's degree programs in specialized fields.
“86% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2019 KPI survey results

Events


CANCELLED: 2020 Higher Education Summit
The Higher Education Summit is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. The 2020 conference is cancelled to allow the colleges to manage the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back for details on the 2021 conference.
CANCELLED: 2020 Premier's Awards
The Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. The 2020 event has been cancelled due to the ongoing efforts to manage COVID-19. The nomination process and awards gala are also cancelled this year. Check back for details on the 2021 awards gala.