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ERIC Number: ED511360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Colleges and Institutes: Advanced Skills for the Health Sector
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
This report provides the recommendations made by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health based from its examination on the health and human resources issues in Canada. Colleges are the advanced skills educators of choice. 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 social sector input into curriculum development through Program Advisory Committees. They are key to immigrant credentialing and integration, and the access of the disadvantaged to post-secondary education. This report underlines the key roles that the national network of colleges play in productivity and competitiveness and providing the advanced skills needed by Canada's health sector. 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.) [This Brief was presented by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health.]
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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