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Education and Training

November 2, 2009

Chronic government underfunding has created a problem for Canadian post-secondary institutions and their students.

November 2, 2009

OPSEU seeking Ontario Labour Relations Board hearing as soon as possible to resolve the impasse.

October 23, 2009

A 2009 study shows that employers receive, on average, a benefit of $1.47 for every $1 invested in apprenticeship training, up 9 cents since the 2006 pilot study.

September 30, 2009

Presentation by Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Ontario's standing committee on justice policy.

September 18, 2009

The B.C. Liberal government has accepted federal apprenticeship dollars while burying the news that they've cut funds for the agency which oversees apprenticeships.

September 18, 2009

Undercover journalist reveals the extent of deception some private colleges practice.

Toronto (Sept 18, 2009) - While students enrolled at public colleges in personal support worker programs will spend a year learning to empty catheters, insert suppositories and manoeuvre mechanical lifts, in a matter of weeks at a private career college in North York a student will learn how to fake a resume, fabricate professional references and lie their way through a job interview.

September 17, 2009

The report confirmed what students have identified for years, that higher tuition fees are a barrier to access for students from low-income and middle-low income families.

September 15, 2009

Lone janitors cannot do all the extra bathroom and desk cleaning now being demanded of them.

September 9, 2009

10,000 part-timers at Ontario's 24 community colleges can opt for OPSEU as their voice at work.

September 8, 2009

The closure of two Academy of Learning campuses in Saskatchewan confirms that post-secondary education and training should not be left to the private sector.