Getting frank with Franklin

"Ontario's colleges are at the forefront of the new economy, ensuring students acquire the professional and technical expertise that leads to rewarding careers."
Linda Franklin is president and CEO of Colleges Ontario, the advocacy association for Ontario’s 24 colleges. Getting frank with Franklin examines the top issues in post-secondary education today.
Colleges are central to Canada’s efforts to strengthen the future workforce
Colleges are central to Canada’s efforts to strengthen the future workforce
Canada’s Future Skills Council recently released a new report, Canada – A Learning Nation: A Skilled, Agile Workforce Ready to Shape the Future. The goal is to build a sustainable workforce. Clearly, colleges will be pivotal to the success of those recommendations.
Three-year degrees will bolster the plans for micro-credentials
Three-year degrees will bolster the plans for micro-credentials
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.
Strengthening colleges can help drive economic recovery
Strengthening colleges can help drive economic recovery
When we first started working with the StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy on a new white paper, “The Future of Ontario’s Workers,” we had some idea how the economy might transform over the next few years. Clearly, advancements like AI and robotics would have a profound effect on our future workforce.
Getting ready for the fall semester
Getting ready for the fall semester
Planning for the fall is well underway. The No. 1 priority continues to be protecting the safety of students, staff and everyone who visits college campuses while ensuring students continue to have access to high-quality programs.