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News Releases - 2005

Expert panel headlines forum on seismic shifts in the workforce

Canada is undergoing dramatic changes in its workforce, as seen in Ontario with lost manufacturing jobs, layoffs in the giant auto sector and the closing and downsizing of paper mills in the North.
November 23, 2005


Seismic shifts in the workforce threaten Canadas prosperity

Ontario colleges launch provincewide consultations on a national skills strategy
October 18, 2005


Colleges applaud McGuinty government's commitment to education and training

Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology welcome Hon. Chris Bentley's appointment as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and applaud the McGuinty government's ongoing commitment to maintaining a skilled and educated workforce.
June 29, 2005


Ontario colleges support McGuinty government’s long-term investments in students

The McGuinty government’s long-term investments into college education demonstrate an important commitment to the education and training of the province’s workforce, college presidents said today.
May 11, 2005


More than 24,500 Ontarians urge McGuinty government to fund colleges now

More than 24,500 people have cast their votes online for improved funding for Ontario colleges in the upcoming 2005 Budget, the province’s college presidents announced today.
May 6, 2005


McGuinty government must invest in colleges in 2005 Budget

The McGuinty government must use its May 11 budget to reinforce the Rae report and make major investments in Ontario's colleges, the college presidents said today.
May 2, 2005


Fund Colleges Now: A dynamic new campaign to promote investment in college education

The province's 24 colleges of applied arts and technology have today launched a dynamic advertising and interactive-media campaign to bolster the Rae report message that Ontario must invest in its college system.
February 20, 2005


New poll finds public concerned about funding for Ontario colleges

A new poll finds Ontario citizens are concerned about the government funding levels to Ontario colleges and most feel it has had a negative impact on the quality of education provided.
February 13, 2005