Ontario Marks 50th Anniversary of College System

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Ontario Marks 50th Anniversary of College System

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Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn is the MPP for Oakville. He is the Minister of Labour, and has held the following positions: Chief Government Whip, Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure. He has been involved in Oakville politics since he was elected in 1986.

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s College System, the province declared April 3 to 9, 2017 as Colleges Week and is making a new investment in each of Ontario’s 24 publicly assisted colleges to enhance the student experience.

Ontario is providing $2,801,400 to help Sheridan College deliver high-quality education that will give students the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.

This investment will provide college students at Sheridan with state-of-the-art materials including specialized software for teaching, new lab and shop equipment and technology to modernize existing classrooms and labs, that will ensure they have the right skills for a knowledge and technology-driven economy.

“Ontario colleges are providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. I’m proud our government is supporting our youth as they pursue a quality post-secondary education. Colleges across the province will benefit from this additional funding, but more importantly, our kids benefit,” stated Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton.

About 220,000 students are enrolled full time at Ontario’s 24 publicly assisted colleges. In 2015-16, about 84 per cent of Ontario college graduates found work within six months of graduating.

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