Holland College announces staff reductions

April 4, 2014

Holland College has announced several measures to manage fiscal constraints, including eliminating 3 full-time positions that are currently vacant, not renewing 2 casual employee contracts, and reducing the hours of 5 other employees. The college will also be changing its Adult Education program to have “fixed entry and exit points 3 times per year as opposed to the continuous enrolment model the courses currently follow.” The courses will include more instructor-led models and student progress management and assessment; Holland has developed special schedules for each of the 9 college locations across PEI that are based on historical patterns of student demand. 5.5 full-time-equivalent term positions and 4.5 FTE casual positions will not be renewed in the Adult Education program. “We are working to minimize the impact of these reductions on the staff. Our Human Resources department and the various department heads will meet with the affected employees over the next few days to discuss their options,” says Holland VP Michael O’Grady. Holland News Release