The Higher Education Summit is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. The 2020 conference is cancelled to allow the colleges to manage the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back for details on the 2021 conference.
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.
“86% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2019 KPI survey results
Getting frank with Franklin
One thing I find very heartening during this unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak is the way so many people and organizations across Canada are coming together to “caremonger.” Each day, we see countless examples of people at their absolute best, doing whatever they can to help others.
The Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. The 2020 event has been cancelled due to the ongoing efforts to manage COVID-19. The nomination process and awards gala are also cancelled this year. Check back for details on the 2021 awards gala.