Organization: Association of Canadian Community Colleges

Polytechnics call for fairness in post-secondary funding

Polytechnics Canada is calling on the federal government to commit $150-million annually to a fund for applied research projects in the upcoming Budget. The alliance of seven large post-secondary institutions says the new fund is essential to “fairly support the three post-secondary streams – polytechnics, colleges and universities”. It is also urging for the development…

Forum seeks answers to drop in college IT enrolment

Organizers of a forum seeking ways to reverse the decline in enrolment in college information technology (IT) programs are planning a follow-up event with even broader industry representation. The National Information Technology Human Resources Forum was held in Mississauga last November. Enrolment has declined 20-75% and less than 10% of students are female. The event…

NSERC announces first community college awards

Science and Engineering Canada (NSERC) has made its first investment through the new College and Community Innovation Fund (CCIF) to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). The award of provides for up to $600,000 over three years dependent upon matching funds from other sources. Awards are also pending for three other colleges: Olds College…