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New funding for micro-credentials will help more people find employment
New funding for micro-credentials will help more people find employment
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.
Free virtual speakers series - Striving and Thriving
Free virtual speakers series - Striving and Thriving
Colleges Ontario's virtual speakers series runs Nov. 16 to 19. Be sure to register for this FREE series where prominent public figures offer insightful analyses of today's top issues.
Windsor Star - Ontario must make adjustments to encourage careers in skilled trades
Windsor Star - Ontario must make adjustments to encourage careers in skilled trades
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.
Waterloo Region Record - Colleges need autonomy to help drive economic growth
Waterloo Region Record - Colleges need autonomy to help drive economic growth
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 urged to create new strategy to expand degree programs at colleges
Ontario urged to create new strategy to expand degree programs at colleges
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.
Conestoga College president John Tibbits is new chair of Colleges Ontario
Conestoga College president John Tibbits is new chair of Colleges Ontario
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.
The Future of Ontario's Workers
The Future of Ontario's Workers
The StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy has released a white paper about Ontario's workforce that recommends measures to promote economic recovery. Its recommendations include a call for colleges to get more autonomy to work with employers to create new programs that fulfil local demand.
Colleges praise decision to allow more students to complete their programs
Colleges praise decision to allow more students to complete their programs
The Ontario government has announced that in-person education and training at colleges will resume in July on a limited basis. This ensures more students will complete their programs and acquire the expertise sought by employers.
Statement from Ontario's college presidents - fall programs
Statement from Ontario's college presidents - fall programs
Ontario’s colleges are getting ready for the fall semester. Colleges remain committed to providing safe environments for students and employees while ensuring learning continues.
Toronto Star - International students studying online will still qualify for Canadian work permits
Toronto Star - International students studying online will still qualify for Canadian work permits
Ottawa has confirmed that students outside the country who study Canadian post-secondary courses online can still qualify for a post-graduation permit to work in Canada.
Cancellation of the 2020 Higher Education Summit and Premier's Awards gala
Cancellation of the 2020 Higher Education Summit and Premier's Awards gala
(Toronto, May 12, 2020) – As colleges manage the wide-ranging and ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Colleges Ontario has confirmed it has cancelled the Higher Education Summit and Premier’s Awards gala in 2020.
In It Together 2020: Foundations for promoting mental wellness in campus communities
In It Together 2020: Foundations for promoting mental wellness in campus communities
The College Student Alliance and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance -- in collaboration with Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities -- has released a report, "In It Together 2020," on mental health challenges facing today's post-secondary students. This updated version of a report first released in 2017 continues to call for a comprehensive strategy to improve services for students.