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Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

"'There are too many four-year colleges serving too many students, and too few institutions with greater focus on vocational education and training,' the researchers said."
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Re: College strikes a symptom of broken business model - Toronto Star

The challenges public colleges are currently facing may have been created by a failure to recognize the needs of many of our students, including the need for expedient vocational training and flexibility to follow their studies in a manner which best meets their needs
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Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

CCO's CEO, Sharon E. Maloney, pens a letter to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. The letter gives appreciation to the fact that PCC students will now benefit from the expansion of the Internship exemption and expresses concern over the introduction of nondescript criteria that may disqualify some students.
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The Voice - AODA Issue

Inside this issue, you will find a collection of articles from experts offering valuable resources and insight on the incoming ADOA requirements and deadlines. We have designed this issue to support career colleges and staff in meeting their compliance obligations.
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Over half of Ontario private career college students already have post-secondary education

Career Colleges Ontario publishes new report on student demographics
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Evaluation of the Second Career Program

In 2015, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) contracted an evaluation of the Second Career program to assess the long-term evidence on its use and effectiveness for displaced workers in Ontario. The ministry has since published the report this month.
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Report on police oversight bodies highlights potential training opportunities

The report offers three recommendations pertaining to the training of police oversight bodies and gives reference to potential training opportunities, which may prove relevant to career colleges, and those offering Police Foundations training in particular.
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Conference Program | June 14-16

Interested in attending our conference this June? Don't miss out on the sessions that matter to you and your college. Now you can browse our preliminary program online, check out our program at a glance, and plan your trip in advance!
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Letter to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Career Colleges Ontario has submitted a written letter to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, providing recommended changes to address the fiscal challenges of public postseconday education within the province and to demonstrate that Ontario’s career colleges are well positioned to meet the increased student demand for skilled training without increasing direct government costs.
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Call To Action: Confirm College Participation in Provincial Student Survey

The online student survey portal will be open from January 18 to February 15, 2017. We urge you to ensure that the characteristics and background of your students are reflected in the profile.
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SVHAP template and webinar now available for download!

CCO's webinar on the forthcoming SVHAP legislation, "How and When to Investigate" as well as CCO's SVHAP Policy Template are now available for download.
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Sector Alert!

Career Colleges Ontario is launching a new initiative to shed light on the sector's unique student population
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The Voice - SVHAP Compliance

Inside this issue, you'll find a collection of cogent resources and articles that will undoubtedly prove invaluable to you and your college.
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In memory of a founder and colleague, Hartley Nichol


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Conference Board of Canada: The Role and Value of Private Career Colleges in Canada


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Career colleges protect student choice for post-secondary education


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Ontario Announces Recipients of Creative Engagement and Innovation Funds


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Willis College announces new scholarship for women in technology


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Superintendent's Update - April 2016


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Province Passes Act to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment


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Canada rebrands international education scheme and launches EduCanada


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Opinion: UBC professor gets it wrong on sexual assault - Vancouver Sun


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Ontario’s budget bolsters student Financial Aid


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4 steps to choosing a private career college

If you’re unemployed or underemployed, a private career college can help you develop job-specific skills and return to the workforce as quickly as possible. But just like buying a car, don’t rush into making a decision...
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Sophos Expands Customer Support Center in Ottawa and Partners with Willis College to Create Talent Pipeline for Cyber-Security Jobs in Canada


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Ontario’s ban on health care training is hurting residents

For the first time in Canada’s history, seniors outnumber youth. But, as Canada is struggling to find ways to lighten the load for its health care professionals and meet the needs of an aging population, Ontario continues to enforce an arbitrary ban preventing many students from pursuing a career in health care.
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Canada’s regulated career colleges commit 200 scholarships, a value of $2 million, to Syrian refugees

Canada’s Regulated Career Colleges commit 200 scholarships, a value of $2 million, to Syrian refugees coming to Canada.
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Ontario launches second phase of campaign to stop sexual violence and harassment

Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne announces the launch of a new ad to tackle sexual violence and harassment. The ad depicts situations of which some Ontarians may fail to recognize as sexual harassment--from sexual harassment on the job, to expected sexual favours after a date.
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Counsellors experience hands-on learning at OSCA

Career Colleges Ontario is pleased to have, once again, been the platinum sponsor of the Ontario School Counsellors Association's annual conference. The event took place last week and drew a crowd of counsellors and education professionals from across the world.
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Significant changes to workplace harassment laws on the horizon for Ontario

This article provides a brief overview of the recent proposed changes to workplace harassment laws for Ontario. The views and opinions expressed in the article are that of its publisher and are not necessarily that of Career Colleges Ontario.
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Anti-sexual harassment bill makes communities safer and more responsive to survivors

Ontario is ramping up the fight against sexual violence in the province. Today, Women’s Issues Minister Tracy MacCharles announced the proposal of new legislation to...
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Everest students find new hope in Ontario colleges

It was a difficult year for Everest students, which saw the closure of all Ontario campuses back in February. Months later, and career colleges have worked together to get crestfallen students back into the classroom and on a path to their new careers.
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Superintendent Memorandum - Revised Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities

Beginning October 15, 2015, the Superintendent requires all registered private career colleges to provide the revised Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities to all incoming vocational students.
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Career College Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy Template

As you may know Premier Kathleen Wynne announced in March 2015 An Action Plan: It’s Never Okay, to stop sexual violence and harassment in Ontario’s communities, work places and campuses. Career Colleges Ontario (“CCO”) is supporting this initiative and has been working closely with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to help career colleges...
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CCO's CEO Responds to Sault Star Article

CCO's CEO, Sharon E. Maloney responds to comments by Ron Common, the president of Sault College printed in the Sault Star August 28, 2015.
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Inside the “Invisible Sector”

Inside the “Invisible Sector” of Higher Education: What Do We Know About Canada’s Private Career Colleges?
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Call for Proposals: Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The MTCU posted calls for proposals for two skills-training pilot projects under COJG.
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Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work Webinar

The OHRC and HRPA are co-hosting a "Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work" webinar on Tuesday, July 7.
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NSLSC Staff Training Sessions

NSLSC is offering webinars to provide more training on the Student Loan Repayment Process for both new and educated staff members.
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New NSLSC GoToWebinar Platform

NSLSC repayment process presentations now available via webinar.
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Canada's Federal Budget Includes Efforts To Assist Career Colleges

The recently-released budget includes several efforts that will assist both career college students and career colleges themselves.
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CCO's Executive Director Quoted in Article

Career College Ontario's Executive Director Paul Kitchin was interviewed for an article on the changing nature of education by Media Planet.
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Notice to Members: MTCU/Everest FAQ Document

Career Colleges Ontario has comprised a Frequently Asked Questions document that collectively highlights both questions from CCO members and CCO staff regarding the suspension of registration of Everest College and its former students.
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Notice to Members: Former Everest Employees

Career Colleges Ontario hopes to connect displaced Everest employees with other private career colleges.
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Joint Statement from NACC & CCO

A joint statement from the National Association of Career Colleges and Career Colleges Ontario.
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triOS College Wins Canada's Best Managed Companies Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

triOS College Business Technology Healthcare has provided its excellence in education and career training by winning the prestigious Canada's Best Managed Companies Award for excellence in Canadian business.
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Notice to Members: Everest College Students

An update on the Everest College closure.
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Media Release: Everest College

A media release on the suspension of Everest College.
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Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

"'There are too many four-year colleges serving too many students, and too few institutions with greater focus on vocational education and training,' the researchers said."
Read More

Re: College strikes a symptom of broken business model - Toronto Star

The challenges public colleges are currently facing may have been created by a failure to recognize the needs of many of our students, including the need for expedient vocational training and flexibility to follow their studies in a manner which best meets their needs
Read More

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

CCO's CEO, Sharon E. Maloney, pens a letter to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. The letter gives appreciation to the fact that PCC students will now benefit from the expansion of the Internship exemption and expresses concern over the introduction of nondescript criteria that may disqualify some students.
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Date 5/30/2018

CCO’s annual conference is a gathering of career colleges and their stakeholders across the province in celebration of the sector, its students and the continued progress being made in recognition of the important role career colleges play in Ontario’s postsecondary education system

45th Annual Conference

CCO’s annual conference is a gathering of career colleges and their stakeholders across the province in celebration of the sector, its students and the continued progress being made in recognition of the important role career colleges play in Ontario’s postsecondary education system - 5/30/2018
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