ERIC Number: ED452919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario 2001 Environmental Scan.
Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario, Toronto.
The 2001 Environmental Scan for the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario is designed to assist colleges in their strategic planning processes. It provides information about economy and labor, various trends in education and training, postsecondary enrollment and demographics, transfer payments and operating grants, Ontario's population projections, 2000 Ontario and federal budgets, and college staffing. Results include: (1) the business services industry is expected to grow the fastest in 2000 at a projected rate of 7.2%, continuing the trend of previous years; (2) the Greater Toronto Area is leading Ontario's growth, fueled by some of the fastest growing industries such as finance, insurance, real estate and construction; (3) over the decade 1999-2000, net migration will add one million people to the population of Ontario, accounting for 75% of total population growth increase; (4) colleges continue to tailor their program offerings to address growth areas in the economy and provide graduates with the necessary skills; and (5) overall, full-time postsecondary enrollment in Ontario colleges remained relatively similar between 1998-99 and 1999-2000, rising by less than 1% from 138,820 to 139,466 students. (Contains 16 references, and numerous figures and charts.) (JA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demography, Economic Climate, Educational Environment, Environmental Scanning, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Long Range Planning, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.acaato.on.ca/research.html.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario, Toronto.