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OSAP Workshop and Training Session

Tired of referring students to other staff or associations to answer their OSAP questions? Want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the OSAP process, including the Ontario Student Grant? Then join us for this two-part OSAP workshop and training session.
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Workshop: Key Performance Indicators

On December 8, participants will receive guidance on understanding career college KPI reports and building a successful KPI culture within a career college. Discover how to maximize a career college’s KPI results and what the implications are for career colleges with low KPI rates.
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Sexual Violence and Harassment: When to Investigate

The province’s new Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation comes into force January 1st, 2017, bringing about major changes to the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Take a proactive step in ensuring your college and staff are prepared, and attend this in-depth webinar tailored to address the questions and concerns of career colleges.
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Call For Presenters

The Career College sector has had a long, successful history in post-secondary education! If you have a presentation that matches the topics listed, we encourage you to submit your details.
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Presentation Deck: Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Employer Training Presentation September 2014 Employment and Training Division Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
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Article: Career Colleges - The Key to Employable Graduates

"With unemployment pushing double digits across Canada, the question of what exactly education is for has never been more important."
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Book your room for #CCO2015

Reserve your hotel room today and save!
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CCO Awards 2015: Call for Nominations

The nomination period for CCO’s 2015 awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Graduates is now open.
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Career Colleges Matter: HEQCO Report

The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) released a report examining Ontario's Career College Sector on July 24th, 2014.
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Congratulations to CCO's 2014 Award Recipients

For the second year in a row, Career Colleges Ontario recognized deserving individuals in the career college sector at an awards gala during the annual conference in Ottawa at the beginning of May.
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An evening with Hon. Brad Duguid, MPP hosted by CCO

Join CCO at this special event to show your support for the career college sector and the efforts of Minster Duguid.
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Tim Hudak highlights strengths of Career College sector at special event

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak experienced several career college programs first hand on Tuesday during a showcase and reception hosted by Career Colleges Ontario.
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CCO Holiday Office Hours

The CCO office will be taking a little break over the holidays...
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Tim Hudak Reception hosted by CCO

CCO is hosting a special reception with Tim Hudak on February 4th, 2013.
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NACC's 13th Annual Instructor Development Day

NACC's 13th Annual Instructor Development Day was held on November 16th, 2013 in London, Ontario.
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CCO at OSCA: Conference Recap

CCO was the platinum sponsor of the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA) conference for the second year in a row. Read more for event highlights and photos.
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CCO goes platinum at OSCA 2013

CCO is excited to announce that we are the platinum sponsor of the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA) conference for the second year in a row.
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Key ideas for improving graduate employment outcomes

As institutions consider how to continuously improve graduate employment outcomes, 3 key ideas to keep in mind are shared.
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CCO's Fall 2013 Queen's Park Day

On September 25th, CCO representatives met with 15 MPPs and 5 MPP Staffers from all three provincial political parties.
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Mississauga Budget Committee Votes to Extend Post-Secondary Transit Discount to Career College Students

Mississauga’s Career College students are one step closer to obtaining the same transit fare discount as students attending publicly-funded post-secondary institutions.
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CCO at the 2013 PC Convention

Career Colleges Ontario was a bronze sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s PC Convention in London, Ontario, from September 20-22.
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She was Born to Style

Aveda’s Born to Style contest results are in!
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Coaching vs. Mentoring

Most managers have a huge interest in developing their employees’ capabilities but many managers struggle identifying the role they should play beyond manager – should they be a coach or a mentor? What’s the difference?
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NACC/BCCCA 2013 Conference Recap

This year’s NACC conference was held in beautiful British Columbia from April 24-26.
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CCO Website Launch

CCO will be launching it's new website in conjunction with Great Exposure's holiday party in December.
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OACC Queen's Park Day 2013

Join us on April 17th, 2013 for the opportunity to meet with MPPs and demonstrate everything career colleges have to offer within the post-secondary education sector.
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OACC 2013 Conference Registration Now Open

Register today for OACC's 40th annual conference in Windsor from May 29-31, 2013.
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OACC Awards 2013: Nomination Deadline Extended

The OACC Awards 2013 nomination deadline has been extended until March 15th, 2013.
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McGraw-Hill Ryerson Unveils Suite of Adaptive Learning Products for Canada

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Higher Education Unveils Suite of Adaptive Learning Products For Canada, Including First-Ever Adaptive E-Book
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Education Works Champions 2013

OACC would like to congratulate member career colleges and their graduates that were selected as Education Works Champions.
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NACC Conference Agenda Now Available

2013 NACC Conference & AGM Agenda
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PCC Act Review Consultations with OACC Members

OACC is holding Consultation Sessions throughout the province during the week of February 18, 2013 for OACC members.
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OACC Awards 2013

Call for Nominations: OACC Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Graduates.
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Call for Conference Presenters

Do you know an engaging speaker who discusses issues relevant to Ontario’s career colleges?
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OACC Charity Month Food Drive

A month-long province-wide food drive from January 15th- February 14th, 2013.
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NACC Awards 2013

NACC is seeking nominations for their Educator of the Year and Graduate of the Year awards.
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NACC Conference Registration Now Open

NACC's Conference and AGM will be held in Vancouver, BC from April 24-26, 2013.
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December 2012 Second Career Dashboard

Second Career Dashboard data 3rd quarter report as of December 2012.
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Be SMART and Successful in 2013

Since the beginning of recorded history, people all over the world have made an enduring tradition of celebrating the coming of a new year by setting themselves up for failure.
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Year-End Deadlines for Career Colleges

With 2012 coming to a close, there are a few important year-end deadlines for career colleges to keep in mind.
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Is a Career College right for you?

Every year, over 60,000 students choose to attend one of Ontario’s 600 career colleges. Here are the top 5 reasons a career college might be the right fit for you...
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Walmart Green Student Challenge

Post-secondary students across the country are in a race to build support for their sustainable business idea. The race ends on December 14...
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Embrace the Future - Reap the Benefits of Cloud Computing

Computing power is quickly becoming just another metered utility, like water or electricity, where you pay only for what you use.
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September 2012 Second Career Dashboard

OACC would like to share with you a summary of results from the Second Career Dashboard data as of September 30, 2012.
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Do you know an Education WORKS Champion?

Education Works - Nominate yourself or someone you know! Have you overcome obstacles and used education to achieve your goals?
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People Leadership eSSentials for Private Career College Leaders

This Program is Designed for: Owners and Presidents Directors and Administrators Who Manage and Lead Others Supervisors or Instructors Who Manage and Lead Others
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OACC Goes Platinum at OSCA 2012

OACC is the proud platinum sponsor for the OSCA 2012 conference in November.
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OACC's Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration Open

OACC 40th Annual Conference will be held at Caesars Hotel & Casino Windsor, May 29, 30 & 31, 2013. Sponsorship and Exhibitor registration and information now available!
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Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow

To succeed, a modern organization needs both speed and stamina. It needs the talented, creative hare and it needs the steady, disciplined tortoise.
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Career colleges save Ontario taxpayers $1 billion

The Ontario Association of Career Colleges issued a press release highlighting the contribution career colleges make to the province.
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Ontario Government Cuts OSAP Red Tape for Students

Ontario moves to cut OSAP red tape by introducing a more streamlined process.
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Career College Tip Archive

OACC’s Tuesday Tip series can now be found online.
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Accentuate The Positive:

Building a Stress Free Workplace. "Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." -Dr Hans Selye, Canadian Stress Researcher
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Sometimes The Best Isn't The Brightest

Successful hiring is often not so much about finding the best person as it is about finding the best fit.
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OACC Gives Evidence at Queen's Park

The OACC spoke during the Legislative Committee hearings regarding the Budget Bill at Queen’s Park on June 11, 2012.
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OACC Board of Directors 2012-2013

A big welcome to the 2012-2013 OACC Board of Directors.
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Creating An Objective Job Evaluation

The creation of a functional Job Evaluation Plan is one of the biggest steps an organization can take towards an effective, efficient, and equitable compensation structure...
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OACC Queen's Park Day

The OACC is excited to announce we will be holding an MPP lobby day and reception at Queen’s Park on May 14, 2012.
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Moving Forward Together - In Times of Change Put People First

We live in volatile economic times. Globalization has intensified competition. New technologies and heightened expectations characterize our age of immediacy. The world is an unforgiving place for those who cannot or will not change.
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OACC Yours To Discover Conference 2012

Register online today for OACC's annual conference May 30, 31 and June 1.
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PCC Students Excluded from New Tuition Grant

OACC is disappointed that students attending PCCs in Ontario will not be eligible for the new 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant.
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Digging For Diamonds - Preparing For The Skills Shortage

HR professionals can expect to see themselves in an increasingly high-pressure role over the next decade, as they struggle to meet their organizations’ recruiting demands in the face of a looming skills shortage.
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OACC at Queen's Park

OACC visits Queen's Park.
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OACC Supports Ontario Auditor General’s Recommendations

The Ontario Association of Career Colleges was approached by the Auditor General of Ontario to provide comment on the value-for-money audit of the Private Career College Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and universities.
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Save The Date: OACC Conference 2012

SAVE THE DATE for the most exciting conference this year!
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New Partnership for Complections and Canadian Film Centre

OACC member Complections International Academy has developed a mutual agreement with the Canadian Film Centre.
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NEW HRDownloads Article

Save Yourself Some Pain: Use Stay Interviews to Improve Retention There's an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Just like going to your doctor for regular checkups, meeting with your employees to conduct regular "Stay Interviews" can help you find problems while they're still small.
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More Students Choosing Career Colleges

Ontario’s registered private career colleges have seen an increase in enrolment this past year.
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OACC Welcomes New Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities

Ontario’s registered private career colleges and their students congratulate the Honourable Glen Murray on his newly appointed post of Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
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A Love of Learning

OACC Vice President Michael Bateman is featured on the cover of the September/October issue of Canadian Business Franchise.
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The Ontario Provincial Election – Oct 6, 2011 – Get Involved

It is important that candidates in the upcoming provincial election campaign understand the importance of the career college sector in Ontario and the significant role it plays in the Ontario post-secondary education system. As OACC members it is important that you make your views known and to get involved in the campaign.
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OACC Legislative Briefing Book now online

OACC is continuously working on legislative and regulatory issues. Members can now read OACC’s position and current status of various legislative and regulatory issues.
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OACC Conference 2012 Exhibitors & Sponsors

Exhibitor/Sponsor Package for 2012 OACC Conference now available! Hurry, only 24 tables available!
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OACC talks apprenticeships with PC Critic

OACC invited MPP Bob Bailey for a tour of Pre-apprenticeship Training Institute in Toronto on July 19.
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OACC 2011-2012 Membership renewal available now!

Renew your OACC membership online now! Fees are due by Oct. 1, 2011.
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HRDownloads Partnership

OACC is pleased to announce that we have partnered with HRdownloads Inc. in order to provide members with the most comprehensive resource for Human Resources documentation and advice in Canada!
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PCCs not closed in event of public college strike

Private career colleges unaffected by a potential strike at Ontario’s public colleges
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vpi and the OACC - Working Together

OACC members check out the presentation given to OACC Board of Directors on May 25 for employment services offered by vpi.
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OACC promotes sector at Ontario PC Convention

Representatives from OACC attended the Ontario PC Party convention held at the Toronto Congress Centre May 27-20, 2011.
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OACC Elects New Board of Directors

OACC members attended the 38th OACC Annual General Meeting in Niagara Falls on May 5, 2011 to vote on bylaw changes and elect the 2011-2012 Board of Directors.
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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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CCO Awards 2016: Excellence in Teaching

Meet the recipient of the CCO Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bruce Caine.
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CCO Awards 2016: Outstanding Graduate in Services

Meet the Award Recipient for this year's CCO Award for Outstanding Graduate in the Services category, Lionel Martins.
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CCO Awards 2016: Outstanding Graduate in Health Services

Meet the Award Recipient for this year's CCO Award for Outstanding Graduate in the Health Services category, Jacob Teschke.
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