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August 26, 2019

CICan to help 230 young Canadians join the green economy

Ottawa, August 26, 2019 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is proud to announce the renewal of two programs funded under Canada’s modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. This will allow an additional 230 young Canadians to get a strong start in the green economy through CICan’s Career-Launcher Internship program. The renewed Natural Resources and Clean Tech internship programs are more inclusive and will encourage employers to support youth facing barriers to employment. In keeping with the goals of the modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy they will be accessible to more youth than before, including post-secondary students and graduates.... Read more
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June 21, 2019

CICan to support innovation in Kenya’s TVET sector

Nairobi, June 21, 2019 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will continue to support innovation in Kenya’s Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) sector thanks to a brand-new joint initiative. It will work with two Kenyan organizations to fund research at Kenyan TVET institutions that looks at ways to improve skills and employability prospects for Kenya’s youth.  CICan will work with Kenya’s Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA) and Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) to implement the Supporting Innovation in the Technical and Vocational Education Sector: Towards Productivity and Competitiveness (SITVES) project. This joint initiative will support new or existing innovation centres or research departments in Kenyan TVET... Read more
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May 8, 2019

New CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program to support rural students

Niagara Falls, May 8, 2019 – Thanks to a generous donation of $1 million from Paul and Gerri Charette, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will offer a brand-new bursary program for students attending CICan member colleges or institutes, with a preference given to those studying in rural, remote, or northern areas. The new bursary program was officially announced yesterday at the closing dinner of CICan’s annual national conference.   The CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program will provide financial support to college and institute students who demonstrate financial needs and face barriers to participate or complete post-secondary education. This year the fund will finance a total of ten bursaries of up to $5,000 each. ... Read more
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May 8, 2019

Red Deer College President Joel Ward receives CICan’s Distinguished Service Award

Niagara Falls, May 8, 2019 – Red Deer College President and CEO Joel Ward was honoured by his peers of the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Presidents’ Leadership Network who named him as the 2019 recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. He is recognized not only for his leadership at RDC, but for his outstanding contribution to Canada’s post-secondary system as a whole, throughout his distinguished career.   Joel Ward became President of RDC in September 2009 and worked at colleges and institutes across the country in many different functions before that. A former professor of marketing and international business, he served as Dean of... Read more
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May 7, 2019

CEWIL named CICan’s Outstanding Partner for 2019

  Niagara Falls, May 7, 2019 - Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) Canada was named as Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) 2019 Outstanding Partner in recognition of its important contribution to training the workforce of tomorrow.  CEWIL Canada is the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada and its mission, in partnership with post-secondary institutions, community members, employers and government, is to build the capacity to develop future-ready students and graduates through quality work-integrated learning.   Since 1973, CEWIL Canada members from close to 100 post-secondary institutions across the country have worked in partnership to develop resources that promote the highest quality of post-secondary work-integrated learning programs. ... Read more
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