An in-person event taking place November 25 - 27, 2023 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. For more information, please visit: www.highereducationsummit.ca.
The opportunities to strengthen the workforce in communities and stimulate economic growth were promoted at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's 2023 annual conference. See featured remarks by Marketa Evans, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario, and Ann Marie Vaughan, the president and CEO of Humber College.
Colleges Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) are partnering to promote economic growth through enhanced workforce training and business-led, college-based research and innovation.
Marketa Evans, the vice-president of government and stakeholder partnerships at Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), has been selected to be the next president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.
Ontario’s colleges have released a new set of common sector-wide standards to strengthen the programs and supports for international students.
“83% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2022 KPI survey results
A moment with Marketa
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.
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.