Polytechnics Canada outlines priority action issues for federal parties

April 6, 2011

Polytechnics Canada has laid out a number of priority action issues it urges all federal parties to incorporate in their campaign platforms for education, skills training, research, innovation, and commercialization. These include renewing the Canada Social Transfer to ensure adequate and stable funding earmarked for PSE, creating Industrial Research Chairs at colleges and polytechnics, ensuring that a National Digital Skills Strategy directly recognizes college contributions to the information communications technology sector, and increasing the completion rate for mature apprenticeship students through targeted support mechanisms. Polytechnics Canada has posted background material for all 10 action issues on its website. Priority Action Issues | Backgrounder