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November 17, 2009

Keep Canada Competitive: Support Colleges, Institutes and Polytechnics

Ottawa, November 17, 2009 — “Canada must quickly ramp up its support for colleges, institutes and polytechnics, if we are to keep pace with our international competitors,” says James Knight, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). (more…)
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November 11, 2009

Project Hero Gains Momentum

Ottawa, November 11, 2009 — On the occasion of the True Patriot Love Dinner held last night in Toronto, James Knight, President of ACCC, announced that 15 colleges and institutes have committed to Project Hero. (more…)
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September 29, 2009

Productivity Freefall: Applied Research and Advanced Skills Needed Now

Ottawa, September 29, 2009 — In its presentation to the House of Commons Finance Committee, ACCC will focus on the steady, five decade decline in Canadian labour productivity, a key determinant of living standards. Canada once ranked third among OECD countries. We are now 17th. In a recent speech, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada explained, “too many businesses in Canada are technology followers, not leaders.” (more…)
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January 27, 2009

Colleges say budget begins to address advanced skills crisis

Ottawa, January 27, 2009 — The stimulus package in today’s federal budget begins to address a key requirement for Canada’s future productivity and economic growth: more college and institute graduates with advanced skills. “Canada’s colleges and institutes badly need an infusion of new capital to renovate, retrofit and expand facilities, and to acquire leading-edge technology for teaching purposes,” says James Knight, President of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).  “This budget has announced measures to help address these needs and to provide increased capacity for advanced skills development,” adds Knight. (more…)
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January 26, 2009

Statement by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges on the announcement of colleges’ infrastructure fund

Ottawa, January 26, 2009 — Statement from James Knight, President and CEO of the Association Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) following the announcement this morning of a new federal college and university infrastructure fund. “The announcement today by Transport, Infrastructure and Communities minister John Baird of a $ 2 billion fund for construction, repair and upgrade of colleges and universities is good news for students, for colleges and for Canada.   (more…)
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