The Higher Education Summit is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. The 2020 conference will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
The Ontario government’s decision to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs will produce more qualified nurses to fill key shortages in many communities.
The Ontario colleges' submission for the 2020 provincial budget -- The Future of Work in Ontario -- calls for targeted investments in priorities such as mental health and applied research. It also calls for policy measures to reduce costs such as providing colleges with the option to offer stand-alone nursing degree programs.
Ontario Labour, Training and Skills Development Minister Monte McNaughton has announced a new marketing campaign to promote the well-paying and rewarding careers in the skilled trades.
Colleges Ontario and Mitacs have announced they will collaborate on awarding up to 200 internships to college students in 2020 on applied research projects. This research will stimulate economic growth throughout the province, particularly in rural and northern communities. It will also provide new work-integrated learning opportunities to full-time college students throughout the province.
“86% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2018 KPI survey results
Getting frank with Franklin
Let's talk about student mental health. Providing effective support for mental health challenges is a top priority on our post-secondary campuses. Students’ challenges have become increasingly complex and the demand for services has grown.
The Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. As the culminating event of the conference, the gala will also be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel where the recipients of seven award categories will be announced.