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NACC Educator and Graduate of the Year Awards

December 10, 2014

Is there an educator at your school that goes above and beyond? Is there a graduate who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today! Nomination forms for the Educator of the Year and Graduate of the Year awards are available now.  Deadline – February 20, 2015.  Please contact Adelaide Anuseh at aanuseh@nacc.ca with any questions.   Read More »

Addressing the Issue of Foreign Credential Recognition: Career Colleges Increase Newcomer Outreach in Atlantic Canada

November 19, 2014

HALIFAX – November 19, 2014 – Today, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) announced that it is expanding its outreach activities under the Alternative Career Pathways (ACP) initiative in Atlantic Canada. Immigrant-serving organizations and NACC member colleges in Atlantic Canada will collaborate to deliver information through seminars, workshops and resources. In Halifax, NACC was particularly […] Read More »

New to Edmonton? Looking For Your Next Job? We Can Help.

November 6, 2014

The National Association of Career Colleges is pleased to join a number of local immigrant-serving organizations at an Open House in Edmonton on Wednesday, November 12, providing newcomers with the opportunity to learn about training and career opportunities in their area. This Open House is being presented as a part of the Alternative Career Pathways […] Read More »

Conference Board of Canada Report Commends NACC PSW Program

November 4, 2014

A recent report by the Conference Board of Canada has commended the high quality industry standards set by NACC’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program.  Our PSW program harmonizes occupational requirements across several provinces through standardized curriculum and examination services.  The report, entitled “Skills—Where Are We Today? The State of Skills and PSE in Canada,” looks […] Read More »

NACC Article in Canada’s Education Magazine

October 31, 2014

The Nov/Dec 2014 edition of Canada’s Education Magazine features an article by NACC CEO Serge Buy entitled “Be in Demand: Career Colleges Bridge Education and Employment.” Here, he highlights the very important role career colleges play in bridging Canada’s “skills gap” by forming strategic partnerships with employers to offer students with quality education for the jobs […] Read More »

Fall 2014 Career Connections Magazine

October 30, 2014

The Fall 2014 edition of Career Connections magazine is now available. This edition highlights three in-demand  programs offered by our member colleges: Business, Healthcare and Emergency Medical Services. It also provides time management tips and advise on successfully transitioning to a new career. Click here to read our online version. Read More »

Career Colleges Welcome Canada Job Grant Applications

September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 – Today, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) welcomes the implementation of the Canada Job Grant in the province of Ontario. “We are pleased to finally see the implementation of this important tool that will help people in Ontario obtain the training they need for the jobs that exist,” said NACC […] Read More »

NACC’s Alternative Career Pathways Initiative tackles skilled newcomers’ employment challenges head on

September 17, 2014

VANCOUVER – September 17, 2014 – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) highlighted today the role its Alternative Career Pathways Initiative plays to help skilled newcomers in Canada. This follows the circulation of a report, which outlined key hurdles faced by newcomers to Canada when seeking employment in their professional fields. The report, produced […] Read More »

2014 BCCCA Conference & AGM

September 16, 2014

NACC is reminding all our BC members about BCCCA’s upcoming conference and AGM.  This year’s event will be held at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, from Wednesday, November 5th – Friday, November 7th 2014.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear about updates in the sector and to network with industry experts, sponsors and fellow members. […] Read More »

NACC Partners with Conference Board of Canada for Special Event

August 20, 2014

The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) is pleased to be partnering with the Conference Board of Canada for the 2nd Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit 2014, held November 5-6 in Toronto. As part of our partnership, we are able to offer our members the special rate of nearly 50% off the conference registration fee […] Read More »

Career Edge and the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) partner to help skilled newcomers join Canada’s workforce

August 11, 2014

TORONTO, August 11, 2014 – Career Edge and NACC have joined forces to connect internationally qualified professionals (IQPs) with leading organizations to help re-launch careers in Canada. The partnership’s pilot program, NACC Edge, is an alternative career pathway that aims to help IQPs find relevant work in their area of expertise by using their Canadian-obtained […] Read More »

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 »

The New Canada Job Grant: An Effective Program to Help Canadians Train for Existing Jobs, Says Career College Sector

March 21, 2013

OTTAWA – March 21, 2013 – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) applauds the federal government for the introduction of meaningful changes meant to better link employers to Canadians looking for work. “Thanks to the reforms proposed in this budget, including the new Canada Job Grant, an increased number of unemployed and underemployed Canadians […] Read More »