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News Releases - 2010


Students can win Down With Webster concert at their prom

High school students throughout Ontario will compete to have Down With Webster perform at their spring prom.


College enrolment increased nearly six per cent this year

Enrolment at Ontario's colleges continued its strong upward trend this year with a 5.9 per cent increase over last year, according to figures released today by Colleges Ontario.


College graduates drive Ontario’s shift to a green economy

Ontario’s colleges are helping drive the province’s transition to a sustainable economy by training graduates for new “green-collar jobs” in areas such as renewable energy and waste water management, says a Colleges Ontario report released today.


Ontario’s colleges praise call for improvements to higher education

Ontario’s colleges are praising the recommendations to improve higher education contained in a report released today by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO).


Fanshawe graduate wins provincial award for work with aboriginal students

Belinda Sayeau, a graduate of Fanshawe College in London, has won a provincial award for her work helping aboriginal students to get a postsecondary education


Ontario’s colleges applaud investment in applied research

Ontario’s public colleges applaud the announcement today by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) of new funding to support applied research projects that will strengthen competitiveness and economic growth.


Ontario needs strategy to increase postsecondary success rates

Ontario’s colleges are anxious to see the provincial government’s new long-term strategy to improve success rates at the province’s colleges and universities, the college presidents said today.


Ontario college graduates continue to get jobs

An Ontario college education continues to prepare people for success – even in a difficult economy – with about 85 per cent of most recent graduates finding work within six months of graduation, new data released today confirm.


Ontario colleges praise government’s commitment to higher education

Ontario’s colleges are praising the important commitments made by the McGuinty government today to produce more college and university graduates.


Colleges applaud postsecondary investments

Colleges Ontario, which represents the province’s 24 public colleges, applauds the provincial government’s commitments and investments in postsecondary education in today’s provincial budget.


Applications to Ontario colleges grow at much higher rate than universities

Applications to full-time fall programs at Ontario’s colleges have increased 14 per cent this year, significantly higher than the 2.7 per cent increase reported by universities.


More than 700,000 Ontarians will be unemployable by 2021: report

More than 700,000 people in Ontario will be unemployable by 2021 due to inadequate skills and education, says a groundbreaking report released today by Seneca College president emeritus Dr. Rick Miner.