Ottawa, ON, February 28, 2014 – Denise Amyot, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics released this statement following news that the Federal Government has reached an agreement with most provinces and territories related to the Canada Job Grant:
“Canada’s colleges, institutes and polytechnics are pleased to see progress towards implementation of the Canada Job Grant. ACCC supports efforts aimed at providing access to training for skills for employment.
“Colleges and institutes give students valuable real-world experience from co-op opportunities, apprenticeships and internships, which are integral to the applied nature of college programs. We are eager to see this program underway so that it is benefitting students and getting both Canadians and newcomers into the job market.”
ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly funded colleges and institutes, working with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities from coast to coast to coast.
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