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News Releases - 2007

Applications increasing to Ontario colleges

First-year enrolment at Ontario’s 24 colleges is on track for a significant increase in 2008. Preliminary figures show applications are up 4 per cent compared to the same time last year.


McGuinty government praised for addressing workforce shortage issues

The McGuinty government is being praised today by business, labour and education leaders for the commitment in its economic statement to provide skills training to greater numbers of people.


Member Compensation Survey Demonstrates the Value of OACETT Certification

A college education in engineering and applied science technology opens the door to an average salary of almost $65,000, and total cash compensation of more than $70,000 annually.


Toronto outreach program among provincial award of excellence winners

A Toronto outreach program run by Centennial College is among eight winners of an award for excellence in Ontario’s college sector.


Bestselling cookbook author Bonnie Stern wins Premier’s Award

Cookbook author and media personality Bonnie Stern is one of six recipients of this year’s Premier’s Awards for outstanding Ontario college graduates.


Major study explores why young people do not pursue higher learning

Ontario’s 24 colleges have commissioned the most comprehensive research study ever conducted into the attitudes of high school students who won’t be pursuing any postsecondary education after high school.


Hydro One partners with four Ontario colleges to attract students to electricity sector

Hydro One has entered into a partnership with four Community Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology to attract and educate the future employees of the electricity transmission and distribution utility sector.


Colleges Ontario congratulates new minister

Colleges Ontario extends congratulations and best wishes to the Hon. John Milloy, the new Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.


College enrolment increases by six per cent in 2007

First-year enrolment at Ontario’s 24 colleges has increased six per cent per cent this year, with more than 94,000 people enrolling in first-year programs.


Ontario faces labour shortage of 360,000 people

Ontario faces a labour shortage of more than 360,000 people, which threatens many sectors of the economy, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report released today by a coalition of business, education and labour leaders.


Ontario colleges support part-time employees' right to associate

Ontario’s 24 colleges will work with the provincial government to review the legislation governing collective bargaining for the colleges.


Ontario Colleges' 2007 election platform

Colleges Ontario has developed a 6-point plan to make Ontario the most accessible, most user-friendly jurisdiction in Canada for skills training and lifelong upgrading.


Report highlights pressing need for workforce development strategy

An analysis of economic trends in Ontario underlines the urgent need for a comprehensive skills and workforce development strategy to increase the province’s competitiveness.
June 19, 2007


Employers give college graduates high marks

Ontario college graduates have once again received high marks from employers, with more than 90 per cent of surveyed employers expressing satisfaction with graduates hired within the past year.
April 10, 2007


Ontario colleges pleased with capital funding

Ontario’s college system is pleased with the 2007 provincial budget commitment of $140 million for capital improvements and repairs.
March 22, 2007


Sudbury college student wins provincial award

Recipients of the 2007 Colleges Ontario Awards were recently honoured.
February 19, 2007


Seneca College President Dr. Rick Miner appointed Chair of New Brunswick’s post-secondary commission

New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham has appointed Seneca College President Dr. Rick Miner as co-chair of the province’s Commission on Post-Secondary Education.
January 19, 2007


New President and CEO for Colleges Ontario

Linda Franklin has been appointed the new President and CEO of Colleges Ontario.
February, 2007