ERIC Number: ED431458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-16
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Post-Secondary Education in the Knowledge Economy: The College Connection.
Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario, North York.
This series of recommendations, submitted by the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario to the Senate of Canada Subcommittee on Post-Secondary Education, arises from the belief that the colleges of applied arts and technology are well-positioned to educate Canadians to thrive in the information age. The success these colleges have had in enhancing employability, economic development, and lifelong learning are cited. The report offers 14 recommendations to the Federal Government in the areas of strategic partnership, education and training in the 21st century, and the federal government achievements and future role in education and training. The colleges recommend that, among other things, the federal government: (1) utilize more fully the college's education and training capacity in the development of federal human resource strategies; (2) maintain the Canada Student Load Program, and work with Ontario to implement an Income Contingency Loan Repayment Plan that accommodates diverse college student profiles; (3) recognize and utilize the leadership of colleges in creating economic growth through public and private sector partnerships; (4) assist colleges in profiling successful college-corporate training agreements to promote greater private sector responsibility for training; (5) assist the colleges in internationalizing their institutions; and (6) appoint college leaders to federal boards, agencies and councils to ensure college expertise and resources are utilized. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario, North York.