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News Releases - 2012

Colleges support Jobs and Prosperity Council's focus on career training

The Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council has made a number of important recommendations to ensure more people get access to career-specific post-secondary education and training, Ontario’s colleges said today.


Record numbers of students enrol in Ontario's colleges

First-year enrolment in Ontario's colleges hit its highest level ever this year, increasing by 4.9 per cent over the previous year. More than 123,000 students are enrolled in first-year programs at the province's 24 colleges.


Thomas L. Friedman and Irshad Manji to headline Higher Education Summit

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Thomas L. Friedman and bestselling author Irshad Manji will be among the featured speakers at this year’s Higher Education Summit in Toronto.


Ontario must establish three-year degree programs at colleges

The Ontario government must permit colleges to offer three-year degrees, says a submission to the government from the province’s 24 colleges.


Industry leaders promote importance of innovation

Industry leaders will speak at a June 25 breakfast at the MaRS Centre in Toronto about the important work that colleges and industry are doing to improve innovation and productivity in the province.


Employers continue to hire Ontario college graduates

New statistics show 83 per cent of Ontario college graduates found jobs within six months of graduation, despite the difficult economy.


Drummond report reaffirms the focus on higher education

The province's Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services has produced a report that reaffirms the importance of focusing on higher education and student success, Ontario colleges said today.


Students with knowledge of college could win the ultimate party

A new online contest that tests Ontario high school students' knowledge of college will lead to one school winning a great party this spring.


Ontario colleges praise government's commitment to students

Ontario's colleges are pleased that the government has delivered on an election promise to provide a 30 per cent tuition rebate to college and university students.