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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Ontario Government Providing More Support to Help Young People Succeed
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Ontario is partnering with more universities and colleges to help former Crown wards and youth in and leaving the care of Children’s Aid Societies pay for their postsecondary education. Starting this September, the government will partner with all Ontario universities and a third of the province’s colleges to provide a grant of $500 per month to help cover living costs for former Crown wards aged 21 to 24 who are enrolled in OSAP-eligible college and university programs.
http://news.ontario.ca/tcu/en/2013/06/tuition-for-crown-wards-and-youth-leaving-care.html

Un nouvel amiral à la barre du Cégep
Abitibi Express
Faire en sorte que les étudiants choisissent le Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue pour ce qu’il est et ce qu’il offre et non uniquement parce qu’il s’agit du collège de la région, voilà le principal défi auquel le nouveau directeur général de l’établissement, Sylvain Blais, compte s’attaquer au cours des trois prochaines années. Après un long processus de sélection, celui qui était depuis 2007 directeur des études au collège a été officiellement désigné, le 25 juin, comme successeur de Daniel Marcotte à la barre du Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Il entrera officiellement en fonction le 5 août. La décision a d’ailleurs été entérinée à l’unanimité par les membres du conseil d’administration.
http://www.abitibiexpress.ca/Actualites/Societe/2013-06-26/article-3293361/Un-nouvel-amiral-a-la-barre-du-Cegep/1

This is Canada’s polytechnic moment
The Globe and Mail
Research-intensive, publicly funded colleges and institutes of technology – British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT); SAIT Polytechnic and NAIT in Alberta; Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology; Red River College in Manitoba and, in Ontario, Conestoga, Sheridan, Humber, George Brown College, Seneca and Algonquin – are closely attuned to the career aspirations of young Canadians and the needs of employers. To a much greater degree than most Canadians realize, the country’s polytechnics provide a first-rate education combined with practical training and real career readiness. Unlike universities, which focus on basic research and broad education, polytechnics provide focused technical training and applied problem solving. Unlike other colleges, which focus on shorter courses and often lower technology offerings, polytechnics emphasize programs of study – in medical fields, animation, digital technologies and the natural resource sector, among others – that require more intensive diploma and degree study.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/this-is-canadas-polytechnic-moment/article12807397/

Cégep international en mission au Mexique avec Mme Pauline Marois
LeLézard.com
Cégep international, partenaire de la Fédération des cégeps, participe à compter d’aujourd’hui à une mission au Mexique, à laquelle prend également part la première ministre du Québec, Mme Pauline Marois. Cégep international et la Fédération des cégeps profitent de cette activité pour saluer l’intérêt du gouvernement envers le Mexique, un important partenaire du réseau collégial. M. Hervé Pilon, président de Cégep international et directeur général du Cégep André-Laurendeau, entend profiter de cette occasion pour mettre de l’avant la prochaine étape d’une entente signée en 2011 entre l’Association nationale des Universités Technologiques du Mexique (ANUT) et Cégep international. Cette entente vise entre autres la promotion de la mobilité étudiante et enseignante, l’échange de matériel didactique, le développement conjoint de programmes d’études, de projets et d’activités dans des domaines d’intérêts communs aux deux pays, ainsi que le développement de projets de recherche et d’innovations technologiques.
http://www.lelezard.com/communique-1939372.html

University education on the rise, but college grads enjoy better employment rate
Canada.com
Fewer young adults held a trades certificate in Canada in 2011, with a difference of about two percentage points between those ages 25-34 and those 55-64. Experts suggest this decline is a signal of a coming labour shortage, which federal and provincial governments have attempted to get ahead of through employment- and education-policy decisions. When college and other post-secondary education levels are considered, almost two-thirds of the Canadian population ages 25-64 had completed a post-secondary program in 2011 — about 11.8 million people — the highest rate among OECD countries and an increase of four percentage points from the 2006 census.
http://o.canada.com/2013/06/25/university-education-on-the-rise-but-college-grads-enjoy-better-employment-rate/

Sheridan gets almost $2mil for digital research and training
Brampton Guardian
Sheridan College has received additional federal government funds to support work at its Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) in Toronto. Sheridan is expected to receive $1.75 million through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College-Community Innovation program. The money will be used to create a Technology Access Centre (TAC) in Ontario focused on helping small-to-medium-sized (SME) digital media companies with applied research, testing, consulting, and training. This centre will further work already been done at Sheridan’s SIRT, located at Pinewood Toronto Studios.
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/3857176-sheridan-gets-almost-2mil-for-digital-research-and-training/