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November 29, 2010

College presidents meet with MPs on the Hill

November 29, 2010 — Today, 78 presidents of colleges, institutes and polytechnics are in Ottawa meeting with MPs and Cabinet ministers to press for a national dialogue on Canada’s looming demographic bombshell and serious shortage in advanced skills. (more…)
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November 26, 2010

Accelerating Innovation through Colleges and Institutes

November 26, 2010 — ACCC released its 2010 showcase of college applied research and innovation projects today. Accelerating Innovation, Colleges, Institutes and Polytechnics: Applied Research for Economic and Social Development highlights 86 projects that have provided concrete results for businesses and community organizations across the country. (more…)
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November 1, 2010

People without Jobs, Jobs without People

Ottawa, November 1, 2010 — Canada needs a plan now to tackle the shrinking workforce and the heightened skill levels required by employers. This is ACCC’s message to the House of Commons Finance Committee today. (more…)
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October 6, 2010

Aurora College to host National Conference

FORT SMITH - October 6, 2010 – From October 17 to 19, 2010 Aurora College will host the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Symposium on Serving Aboriginal Learners in Rural and Remote Communities. The symposium, which will be held at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife, will attract 70 to 100 participants from across Canada, including college presidents, vice-presidents, deans, directors, program coordinators, curriculum developers, and others involved in the research, pedagogy and practice of education for Aboriginal adult learners. Aurora College President, Sarah Wright-Cardinal, is excited about the opportunity. "We are honoured to have been selected as the host... Read more
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September 1, 2010

ACCC Recommends National Dialogue on Advanced Skills Crisis

Ottawa, September 1, 2010 — In its brief to the House of Commons Finance Committee, ACCC recommends the launch of a national dialogue toward an action plan to mitigate the imminent demographic bombshell and the associated shortage of advanced skills that will damage the Canadian economy. The first baby boomer will reach 65 in 2011, and many millions are poised to retire soon after. (more…)
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