Ontario MTCU mandate letter outlines top priorities

September 29, 2014

Ontario has published a letter from Premier Kathleen Wynne detailing the mandate of the province’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). The letter identifies 3 core priorities: helping people choose their path; ensuring an accessible, high-quality, and sustainable PSE system; and building Ontario’s integrated employment and training system. The letter calls on MTCU to improve apprenticeship completion rates; to better identify and meet the needs of under-represented learner groups, including Franco-Ontarians and students with disabilities; and to ensure that timely and relevant labour market information is readily available to all stakeholders. The letter also directs MTCU to focus on key outcomes for students, institutions, and the economy; to ensure that the Ontario Online system is ready to provide online courses for credit beginning in 2015; and to work to reallocate funding from the least effective training programs to the most effective. 2014 Mandate Letter