Queen's study reveals why some do not go on to PSE

December 2, 2009

In a Queen's University study examining young people's transitions from high school to university, college, apprenticeship, and the workplace, students who did not go on to PSE cited concern about financing a college education, uncertainty about career direction, lack of academic success, lack of support from teachers and guidance counsellors, and dissatisfaction with the high school experience as disincentives to pursuing higher education. The study, commissioned by Colleges Ontario, recommends the Ontario government increase student exposure to career and college programs through current initiatives such as co-op education, increase viability of high school college-prep courses, and ensure colleges have the capacity to provide equitable opportunities for access. Queen's News Release | Read the full report