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OTTAWA – February 11, 2014 – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) applauds the federal government’s continued investment in skills training for Canadians with the 2014 budget. Building on the commitment to connect workers and employers with the skills training they need through the Canada Job Grant announced in last year’s budget, our country is on the right track to address skills shortages which have been holding our economy back for years.
“I am pleased to see the government’s continued commitment to getting Canadians the skills they need in this year’s budget,” said Serge Buy, NACC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Canadians will be happy to know that the Canada Job Grant is moving ahead and they will soon be able to take advantage of the program. We look forward to the provincial and federal governments working together to make sure the Canada Job Grant is as effective as possible and reflects the demands of the labour market.”
The Canada Apprentice Loan will help students access in-demand skills training more easily and meet Canada’s growing need for skilled training faster. Funding to help post-secondary graduates secure internships in Small and Medium Enterprises as well as high-demand fields will allow students to put their skills and education to use sooner and have a better start in the labour market.
“This budget will allow our members to get even more Canadians the skills they need and employers demand, and we congratulate the government of Canada on its continued efforts to bridge Canada’s skills gap,” added Mr. Buy.
Established in 1896, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) is the oldest post-secondary association in Canada, representing almost 500 career colleges across the country. All NACC members meet the highest regulatory standards, ensuring the best possible education for their students.
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For more information or to schedule an interview with Serge Buy, contact:
Serge Buy, CEO
Tel: (613) 720-1777