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.
More apprenticeship training will help grow Ontario's economy
More apprenticeship training will help grow Ontario's economy
The Ontario government is to be applauded for emphasizing the importance of apprenticeship programs, particularly as the province strives to produce a more qualified and highly trained workforce for the skilled trades and other sectors. Ontario has committed funding towards new equipment and technology upgrades to ensure apprentices get training that is aligned with innovations in the workplace; while new funding has been announced to encourage greater numbers of Aboriginal Peoples, at-risk youth, women and newcomers to Canada to pursue skills training.
Ontario colleges are taking action against sexual assault
Ontario colleges are taking action against sexual assault
Ensuring our campuses provide a safe and welcoming environment to all students is a priority for everyone at Ontario's public colleges. In cases where sexual assaults do occur, we want to ensure that immediate and effective help is available to victims.
This historic agreement is a giant leap forward for Ontario colleges
This historic agreement is a giant leap forward for Ontario colleges
In other words, the student won't have to repeat any of those first-year courses. Similarly, a student who transfers at the end of the second year will have the student's first two years of credits fully recognized. This will eliminate duplication and cut costs for business students who transfer to another college within Ontario.