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.
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.
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.
Ontario’s colleges are calling for a new provincial strategy for post-secondary education that will expand the range of degree programs at colleges, including the creation of career-focused three-year degree programs and master’s programs in specialized fields.
Colleges Ontario is pleased to announce that John Tibbits, the president and CEO of Conestoga College, has started a two-year term as the new chair of Colleges Ontario, the association representing Ontario’s 24 public colleges.
“86% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2019 KPI survey results
Getting frank with Franklin
One thing I find very heartening during this unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak is the way so many people and organizations across Canada are coming together to “caremonger.” Each day, we see countless examples of people at their absolute best, doing whatever they can to help others.
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.