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Association of Canadian Community Colleges Misleads Students with Name Change

July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 – The recent attempt by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) to rebrand itself as “Colleges and Institutes Canada” is misleading.  It implies that they represent all colleges, when in fact they represent only “community colleges” or “publicly funded” colleges. In fact, there other types of colleges offering post-secondary education.  Career […] Read More »

NACC Letter to ACCC

July 7, 2014

To see the original signed letter, please click here. July 7, 2014 Ms. Denise Amyot, President Association of Community Colleges of Canada 1 Rideau Street, Suite 701 Ottawa, ON     K1N 8S7 Dear Ms. Amyot, We met recently at a meeting organized by Employment and Social Development Canada in Toronto.  You informed me at that time […] Read More »

NACC Invited to Attend Federal Government Skills Summit

June 25, 2014

NACC was invited to attend a conference organized by the federal government called the “Skills Summit” on June 25.  The intention was to bring together business, educational and labour leaders to start conversations on issues related to training. The much discussed “skills gap” can be seen as a regional, sectorial and national issue – experts […] Read More »

NACC Educator of the Year

May 9, 2014

Also that night, there was a presentation for the Educator of the Year Award, which recognizes an educator at a career college who demonstrates leadership and passion for education and their students.  This year the award was given to Heather Hodgson-Schleich of triOS College Kitchener. Since joining triOS’s Police Foundations and Law Security Program in […] Read More »

NACC Graduate of the Year Featured on APTN

May 9, 2014

NACC handed out its annual Awards during a Parliamentary reception at the 2014 Conference, and APTN cameras were rolling during the presentation of the Graduate of the Year Award. This honour recognizes a new graduate who has successfully completed a program at an NACC school, is currently working in the field in which they trained, […] Read More »

NACC-CCO Conference

May 9, 2014

The joint NACC-CCO Conference held May 6th to 9th saw some very informative speeches from government officials.  Increased recognition of career colleges from politicians and stakeholders was a common refrain over the three days and a sign of the great strides we have made as a sector. Please enjoy the videos of the following: The […] Read More »

Career Colleges Congratulate Government of Canada on Announcement of Historic Manufacturing Contract

February 14, 2014

OTTAWA – February 14, 2014 – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) applauds the federal government’s ongoing commitment to job creation across the country.  The announcement with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada of a 14-year contract with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is excellent news for Canada’s manufacturing sector and labour market. “This announcement is […] Read More »

Career College Sector Supports Continued Federal Investment in Skills Training

February 11, 2014

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 […] Read More »

NACC Applauds Government of Canada’s Investment in Aboriginal Education

February 7, 2014

“The National Association of Career Colleges congratulates Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo on the important announcement of additional federal government resources for First Nations’ education today. The NACC has long believed that given the right tools, education and investment, students of […] Read More »

Minister Jason Kenney Announces Funding for NACC’s Alternative Career Pathways Initiative

February 7, 2014

Release - February 7, 2014  Minister Jason Kenney Announces Funding for NACC’s Alternative Career Pathways Initiative  (Toronto) – At a joint press conference today with the Hon. Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P., federal Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, Serge Buy, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), launched […] Read More »

NACC Supports Connecting Canadians to Jobs Through Training Programs

November 8, 2013

OTTAWA – November 8, 2013 – As provincial and federal ministers responsible for employment and training are meeting in Toronto, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) CEO Serge Buy calls on all sides to collaborate in order to implement the Canada Job Grant and deal with other important issues. “We strongly support the Canada […] Read More »