ON must create, improve, expand programming to support mid-career, adult learners: HEQCO study

August 13, 2019

Ontario’s colleges and universities need to address the challenges of a fast-changing economy by introducing new short-term, flexible training programs that cater to the needs of displaced workers and other adult learners, according to a new report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. The report recommends that post-secondary institutions introduce competency-based education (CBE) programs, as well as facilitate the development of CBE by easing funding regulations and other regulatory constraints on public posts-secondary institutions. “As displacement becomes a regular feature of our modern economy, the government should leverage these investments to create a more flexible and responsive system of lifelong learning in Ontario,” the report adds. HEQCO (ON)