ACCC announces industry-engagement plan to support job growth

October 29, 2013

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) has announced that it is seeking closer alignment with Canada’’s businesses and industry associations to support jobs and growth, bridge the country’’s skills gap, and ensure students have the necessary knowledge to start a good career. The plans were made during ACCC’’s National Skills Summit, at which presidents and CEOs from Canada’’s colleges, institutes, and polytechnics came together to identify solutions for greater access to education, including for Indigenous learners, and to connect Canadians to the right skills for employment. To support the new engagement with industry, ACCC will re-establish an employer coalition, promote its work on pathways and transferability, leverage its membership on committees of other related organizations, and will name 3 new external directors to its Board of Directors. ACCC News Release