Canadore signs agreement to enhance scope of learning for the northFriday, January 25, 2013 by: Kate Adams
Canadore College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding creating a partnership with all the northern Ontario colleges including, Confederation College, Sault College, Cambrian College, Collège Boréal and Northern College. The agreement reinforces a collaborative approach for student access to programming and services.
The agreement enhances the scope of learning opportunities and supports to residents and communities of northern Ontario. It is student focused in terms of sharing best practices for program delivery that meet the needs of diverse learners and has placed a strong emphasis on academic and student support including mental health.
The colleges will work together to create recruitment strategies to attract learners in identified skilled shortages in northern Ontario. This will ensure that a support system is in place to provide northern Ontario employers with a skilled and competitive workforce.
“The cooperation between our northern colleges to create meaningful pathways for our students is paramount,” said Canadore College President George Burton. “Our abilities to respond and be innovative are key factors to preparing the qualified workforce of the future.”
The six northern colleges are committed to developing collaborative opportunities and will share information such as best practices in teaching and learning, organizational sustainability and community engagement. It also provides an opportunity to share curriculum, courses and programming tools.
Developing collaborative agreements between postsecondary institutions is consistent with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirement that education be delivered with an approach designed to increase productivity.