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Colleges Ontario, 2015
This report argues that Ontario must expand the educational options for people who want to become registered nurses (RNs). It argues that the change Ontario requires is to authorize colleges to offer their own high-quality nursing degrees. Until 2005, about 70 per cent of Ontario's RNs were educated at colleges. Today, tens of thousands of RNs who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees
Colleges Ontario, 2013
The priority for the Ontario government--for its economic ministries, its education ministries, and for the entire government--must be economic growth and helping more people find good jobs. This is particularly important for the province's young people. Far too many young people are unemployed or underemployed and are giving up hope of finding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Job Development, Employment Opportunities
Hook, Richard – Colleges Ontario, 2012
Accountability, "the extent to which one must answer to higher authority for one's actions" (Shafritz & Russell, 2000, p. 343), is a critical part of corporate and democratic life. In public institutions, sound accountability processes assure those in executive, governance, audit and "elected official" roles that public…
Descriptors: Accountability, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Literature Reviews
Colleges Ontario, 2012
This paper outlines a series of transformational changes to position colleges to help achieve the vision articulated by the Ontario government in its 2012 discussion paper, "Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge"--namely, that "Ontario's colleges and universities will drive creativity, innovation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Practices
Colleges Ontario, 2011
In November 2005, the province of Ontario and the federal government signed two historic agreements--the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Development Agreement and the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Partnership Agreement. One year later, on Nov. 24, 2006, key labour market stakeholders, including users, delivery agents and government came together to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Labor Market, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development
Colleges Ontario, 2010
Ontario needs to expand nursing education options to improve access to the nursing profession, create better pathways amongst all nursing occupations, and build Ontario's capacity to meet the province's long-term nursing needs. Ontario's colleges are capable of playing a larger role within a long-term provincial strategy for sustaining and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nurses, College Programs, Nursing
Colleges Ontario, 2009
Immigrants will represent nearly 100 percent of net labour market growth in Canada by the year 2011. More than ever, employers recognize the need to effectively integrate immigrants into the workplace and they seek solutions to leverage the talents and contributions immigrants bring to the Canadian economy. From January to March 2009, Colleges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, College Role, Transitional Programs
Colleges Ontario, 2009
Ontario has an opportunity to implement meaningful and transformational changes that exploit the potential for growth in the new economy and drive it's prosperity to unprecedented levels. But the threats to Ontario's future are just as great. Failing to move forward now with significant measures could leave Ontario unprepared for the challenges…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Position Papers
Colleges Ontario, 2009
Ontario's colleges share the provincial government's belief that apprenticeship must play a greater role in addressing skills shortages and contributing to innovative, high-performance workplaces that enhance Ontario's competitiveness. Given the severity of the economic downturn, Ontario faces an immediate, serious challenge as apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Educational Needs, Apprenticeships, Job Training
Colleges Ontario, 2009
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with the universities has estimated that 53,000 to 86,000 more university spaces will be needed by 2021 to meet student demand. There will be special pressures in the GTA. Universities' enrollment plans will not be sufficient to meet this demand. To help meet the growing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Program Proposals, Educational Opportunities
Colleges Ontario, 2009
The movement of students between postsecondary institutions is becoming increasingly common and has created a need for greater emphasis on postsecondary education (PSE) pathways. This report outlines the available data on postsecondary student mobility within Ontario, with a focus on mobility between Ontario's colleges and universities. For…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Programs, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries
Colleges Ontario, 2008
In 2006, Ontario's colleges received funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Improving College System Pathways Project. The project goals were to significantly increase educational pathways within and between colleges by developing a clearer understanding of student mobility within the system; to identify the scope…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Student Mobility, College Students
Colleges Ontario, 2007
Ontario faces significant challenges to its global competitiveness. At the same time, demographic trends point to growing skills shortages and to increased competition worldwide for skilled labour. In the face of these challenges, there is an urgent need to ensure the economy has the skills it needs and individuals have access to recognized,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Opportunities
Colleges Ontario, 2007
Ontario is Canada's largest provincial destination for immigrants. Language barriers, lack of recognition for foreign credentials and lack of work experience in Canada prevent many from gaining employment in their field of expertise. There is an urgent and growing need for occupation-specific language training in Ontario. Immigrants cannot apply…
Descriptors: Expertise, Credentials, Employment Programs, Continuing Education
Colleges Ontario, 2006
The Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO) is pleased to present this report. The 2006 Environmental Scan provides an aggregate synopsis of the key trends which will impact on Ontario's Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in the future and will assist colleges in their advocacy and strategic planning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Strategic Planning
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