Career college leaders weigh in on importance of choice in higher ed

May 30, 2016

Recent debates have emerged around the question of whether students attending career colleges deserve the same financial aid as those attending public colleges, and this debate ultimately comes down to how much Canadians value choice, write Serge Buy, CEO for the National Association of Career Colleges, and Sharon Maloney, CEO of Career Colleges Ontario. The authors note that students who enrol in career colleges are looking to access these schools’ “compressed program lengths, continuous enrolment, flexible scheduling, small class sizes and more hands-on training.” For these reasons and more, the authors conclude that “choice in any sector is a good thing, and post-secondary education should be no exception.” Globe and Mail