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News Releases - 2009
Six high-profile Toronto rappers, including Famous and Rochester, performed at Jarvis Collegiate in Toronto today to help encourage students to think about their plans for furthering their education after high school.
Ontario’s colleges announced today that they will introduce a new contract for full-time faculty that provides a salary increase of approximately eight per cent over four years.
Ontario’s colleges applaud the provincial government’s announcement today of new investments into apprenticeship training.
For the third year in a row, Ontario's colleges have experienced a significant increase in first-year full-time enrolment with a seven per cent increase in 2009, according to figures released today by Colleges Ontario.
Applications to first-year full-time programs at Ontario’s 24 colleges have increased 8.54 per cent this year as more people pursue postsecondary education to help them fulfill their career ambitions.
Ontario’s colleges welcome the federal and Ontario governments’ announcement today of an additional $450 million to improve colleges and universities, said Anne Sado, the chair of Colleges Ontario and president of George Brown College.
The announcement today of more than $1 billion in funding for infrastructure improvements at colleges and universities in Ontario is an important investment into higher education, said Colleges Ontario president and CEO Linda Franklin.
The presidents of Ontario’s 24 colleges say infrastructure projects may be in jeopardy if government funding for the projects doesn’t start flowing immediately.
The Ontario government must protect apprenticeship training during the recession and commit to doubling the number of people who successfully complete apprenticeship programs by 2020, says a new report from business, education and labour leaders.
The Ontario government’s 2009 budget investment into applied research marks an important commitment to innovation that will create new economic opportunities, the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) said today.
An Ontario college education continues to provide an excellent pathway to success in the workforce, the most recent independently collected provincial data shows.
Colleges Ontario, which represents the province’s 24 public-funded colleges, says the 2009 provincial budget is good news for the college sector, its students and the economy.
The Educational Policy Institute report predicting dramatic tuition hikes in Canada raises an urgent red flag about the underfunding pressures faced at Ontario's colleges and other institutions.
The Ontario government should move forward on a recommendation from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to create greater access to postsecondary education and particularly degrees, Ontario’s colleges said today.
Ontario's college sector has launched its first-ever provincewide television advertising campaign today with ads aimed at parents' biases about college and university.
The presidents of Ontario’s 24 colleges are urging the Ontario government to follow Ottawa’s lead and invest in college infrastructure projects in this year’s provincial budget.
There was a 10 per cent jump in applications to programs that start in January at Ontario’s 24 public colleges, figures released today by Colleges Ontario confirmed.