Joint Statement from NACC & CCO


­­­­Career College Sector Commends Additional Government Support for Former Everest Students

 

March 11, 2015

Today, the career college sector welcomes the announcement made by the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), for additional funding to assist in the accommodation of former Everest College students.

"We're pleased to see that students will be able to receive the support needed to finish their training," said Serge Buy, CEO of the National Association of Career Colleges.

Since the MTCU’s announcement on the suspension of Everest College last month, the career college sector has advocated for a quick solution for students.  Colleges have collaborated with the MTCU to find effective solutions and have encouraged the MTCU to increase communication to former students.

“Ontario’s regulatory framework offers protection for students for extremely rare situations like this,” said Sharon Maloney, CEO of Career Colleges Ontario.  “We hope that the Ministry will communicate effectively to the students impacted so they have the information they need to make an informed decision about their future."

Career colleges in Ontario employ approximately 12,000 people, pay $94 million in business and payroll taxes and make significant investments in local communities.

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For more information, or to schedule an interview:

Sharon Maloney

CEO, Career Colleges Ontario

416-949-2588 / 416-440-2926

sharonemaloney@careercollegesontario.ca

 

Kristin Baldwin

Director of Communications, National Association of Career Colleges

613-800-0340

kbaldwin@nacc.ca

 


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