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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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.
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’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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.