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News Releases - 2008
Hydro One, which has invested $3 million to help Ontario colleges produce greater numbers of Engineering Technology graduates, has won a provincial award honouring its commitment to education and training.
Patricia O’Connor, one of Canada's first female paramedics and the founder of an air ambulance service for remote communities in Northern Canada, is one of six winners of the 2008 Premier's Awards for outstanding college graduates.
First-year enrolment at Ontario's colleges continued its strong upward trend this year with a 5.6 per cent increase over last year, according to figures released today by Colleges Ontario.
Ontario college graduates continue to have a distinct edge in the job market. More than 90 per cent of recent college graduates who entered the labour force found employment within six months, according to the provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results released today.
Ontario’s 24 colleges are applauding the provincial government’s announcement today of budget investments to support the education, training and retraining of the workforce.
Some 350 representatives from business, labour, education and government gathered in Toronto to address one of Ontario’s most pressing challenges – the shortage of skilled workers.
Students across Ontario can breathe a sigh of relief today with the news that a new product, ‘Obay’, purported to stop them thinking for themselves, or about their future, isn’t for real and won’t be appearing in their parents’ medicine cabinets anytime soon.
Ontario colleges are pleased that the federal and provincial governments are directing funds to labour market training to strengthen the skills of the province’s workforce.
Join business, labour, and education leaders on March 4 to help identify solutions to Ontario's shortage of skilled workers.
Ontario colleges are applauding the McGuinty government’s announcement today of an additional $65 million for college education and training.
Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition is urging provincial politicians to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the skills shortage.