Maclean's supplement explores Canadian colleges' "triple play"

October 24, 2012

A special report in the October 29 issue of Maclean's reports on the "triple play" Canadian colleges offer students: "investment in state-of-the-art campus facilities, invaluable industry connections and support, and the ability to carve out a rewarding academic experience that leads to sustainable career development." The report cites surveys indicating strong employment rates for graduates and high levels of satisfaction among employers. One employer interviewed for the supplement mentions NSCC's "portfolio learning approach" as one factor drawing her to NSCC grads; "it lets me know that they have hands-on experience working on real projects, instead of just the theory." The report draws examples from institutions such as Centennial, CNA, George Brown, Humber, Lethbridge College, Loyalist, RRC, Seneca, and SIAST in explaining how colleges help students round out their education, through state-of-the-art facilities, workplace internships, and international exchanges. "It's reassuring for parents to know that college doesn't close doors for their kids," says Academica Group's Ken Steele about joint college-university programs, noting that the model works well in fields such as health promotion, human services, and public relations. Supplement