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ERIC Number: ED511358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Secondary Transfers. ACCC Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
This report provides the recommendations made by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology based from its examination on the accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada. Aligned with the needs of employers, and operating on the leading edge of advanced skills identification, economic trends and market shifts, colleges solicit continuous business and industry input into curriculum development through Program Advisory Committees. Colleges encourage business formation and sustainability by growing the local talent pool, by re-skilling displaced employees, by offering customized education, and by providing applied research and development support to local business. They are key to immigrant credentialing and integration, and the access of the disadvantaged to post-secondary education. This report underlines the need for transparency and accountability for federal transfers for post-secondary education and increased investment to meet the demand for advanced skills. Canada's future depends on all Canadians having the opportunity to acquire or update their advanced skills. Opportunities for federal engagement are identified, including: (1) Establishing a college infrastructure and equipment fund adequate to secure the supply of advanced skills requirements of the economy; (2) Increasing funding for the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Post-Secondary Support Program to reflect the increasing number of Status Indians and Inuit learners requiring financial support to enter post-secondary education; and (3) Directing 5% of federal investment in discovery research to applied research, product development and commercialization carried out by colleges and their private sector partners. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Canada