Ontario colleges issue pre-election platform

August 22, 2007

Colleges Ontario has released a wish list for the upcoming 2007 provincial election, to make Ontario "the most accessible, most user-friendly jurisdiction in Canada for skills training and lifelong upgrading." The platform is based on the prediction that Ontario will face a serious skills shortage and skills mismatch in the next few years. CO would like to see PSE attainment rates increase to 75%, a smoother transfer process between colleges and universities, a marketing campaign for skills education, and an increase in funding that would bring Ontario colleges up to the national average.  Colleges Ontario