The provincial government has announced a new accelerated training program for personal support workers (PSWs) that will produce a huge increase in the PSW training at Ontario’s colleges.
A strong workforce is pivotal to the province's economic renewal. To ensure the workforce has the professional expertise to restore Ontario as an economic powerhouse, the government's 2021 budget should make targeted investments in applied research, college equipment and apprenticeship training.
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.
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“86% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2019 KPI survey results
Getting frank with Franklin
Did you know that as of right now, colleges can offer and deliver four-year degrees but not three-year degrees? Instead, colleges are required to offer three-year advanced diplomas in many areas important to the economy. This is something of a global anomaly. In most of the world, post-secondary programs that are essentially the same as our colleges’ three-year programs award degrees to graduates rather than diplomas.