Presentation by Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Ontario's standing committee on justice policy.
Education and Training
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.
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.
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.
Lone janitors cannot do all the extra bathroom and desk cleaning now being demanded of them.
10,000 part-timers at Ontario's 24 community colleges can opt for OPSEU as their voice at work.
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.
'I think making sure that the adequate resources and support are there to operate the classroom in an effective way is the top priority.' - Wayne MacKay.
Red River College receives $4.25M in funding for infrastructure projects
Workers at colleges and institutes, including instructors and support staff, met for a two-day meeting in Ottawa.