Valuable Information at the Right Time: Career Colleges Increase Newcomer Outreach in GTA

TORONTO – August 28, 2014 – Today, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) announced that it will be expanding its outreach activities under the Alternative Career Pathways initiative in the Greater Toronto Area.

The activities will include seminars, workshops and a combination of online and offline resources that will be delivered in collaboration with various stakeholders and partners. Immigrant-serving organizations and our members will work together to get this information to the people who need it the most.

“Ontario, and the GTA specifically, continue to attract educated and skilled immigrants who leave behind their careers to start a new life in Canada,” said Serge Buy, NACC’s CEO. “Upon arrival, they may discover their training is not recognized, and could be unaware of the various career paths available to them. Our goal through this initiative is to be a helpful resource that shows newcomers the link between their existing skills and related career opportunities.”

NACC’s decision to increase its activities is in response to the consistent flow of skilled immigrants whose foreign credentials are not fully recognized in Canada. Its Alternative Career Pathways initiative helps these individuals make the best use of their previous training and gain employment in alternative careers.

Alternative Career Pathways
The Alternative Career Pathways is an NACC initiative that provides tools and information to internationally trained individuals to help them explore training and occupation options in or related to their professional fields.

About NACC
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:

Nelly Leonidis
Communications Manager | Alternative Career Pathways
Suite 270, 44 Byward Market Square Ottawa, ON | K1N 7A2
1-866-981-6863 |