OTTAWA – April 25, 2013 – Yesterday, the National Association of Career Colleges announced the launch of a new program to better connect educators with employers.
Known as the Canadian Forum Linking Employers and Educators (CFLEE), this new initiative will allow businesses to better communicate their educational needs directly with educators.
“By bringing educators and employers to the same table, and encouraging them to discuss their needs, we will help bridge the gap and fill holes in our labour market,” said NACC’s Chief Executive Officer Serge Buy.
In Budget 2013, the federal government noted that “training in Canada is not sufficiently aligned to the skills employers need or to the jobs that are actually available.” NACC’s new initiative will help bridge this gap by facilitating discussion between employers and educators.
“The newly announced Canada Job Grant will help change the way training is administered in Canada, and career colleges are a big part of that,” added Mr. Buy.
The co-chairs of CFLEE are John Reid, President & CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and Robert Prendergast, NACC Director. Mr. Reid and Mr. Prendergast’s experience will help this initiative achieve measureable results.
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.
Visit www.nacc.ca for more information. Follow us on Twitter @NACC_.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Serge Buy, contact:
Tel: (613) 800-0340