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News Releases - 2008


Hydro One wins Colleges Ontario Award

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.


Premier's Awards for college graduates announced

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.


College enrolment rising - faster than expected

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.


College graduates get jobs

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.


Colleges applaud investments into a stronger workforce

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.


350 experts meet to address skills shortage

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.


Colleges Ontario Launches Obay Marketing Campaign

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.


Colleges pleased with commitment to labour market training

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.


Skills Shortage Symposium

Join business, labour, and education leaders on March 4 to help identify solutions to Ontario's shortage of skilled workers.


McGuinty government praised for investment in colleges

Ontario colleges are applauding the McGuinty government’s announcement today of an additional $65 million for college education and training.


Strategy needed to address the skills shortage

Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition is urging provincial politicians to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the skills shortage.