Colleges Ontario requests policy changes to broaden degree program offerings at colleges

September 29, 2021
Colleges Ontario is requesting that the Government of Ontario approve policy changes which would allow colleges to broaden their career-specific degree programs. The request is supported by a poll showing that Ontarians overwhelmingly support the expansion of career-focused degree programs at colleges. Nearly 70% of respondents indicated that they would support the creation of new three-year diploma programs. If implemented, the policy changes would include the creation of new three-year degree programs, an increase in the number of four-year degree programs, and the creation of master’s degree programs in technical areas. “There is clearly strong support for more degree programs at colleges,” said Colleges Ontario President Linda Franklin. “Expanding our degree programs will open up more opportunities for graduates when they enter the workforce.” NewsWire (ON)