University is not the only ticket to high earnings, writes Polytechnics Canada CEO

January 4, 2016

September 30, 2015—It is time for news outlets to give more honest information about how PSE choices will affect a person’s future, writes Polytechnics Canada CEO Nobina Robinson. Among the greatest fallacies, she adds, is the argument that going to university will always offer a higher earning potential than any other educational pathway. Robinson points out that this argument is usually based on numbers from the baby boomer generation that do not give realistic projections for students graduating from university today. Robinson concludes that the pathway to strong earning potential increasingly runs through colleges, as she points out that in the past five years alone, the number of Canadians who attend college after obtaining an undergraduate degree has nearly doubled from 7% to 13%. Globe and Mail