Great space for lease and Fixtures for sale

Looking to open a Toronto location?

An OACC member has a great space at Yonge and St. Clair for lease as well as fixtures for sale.

  • Turn key space: register with MTCU, move in and start to enroll students.
  • $120,000 was just spent on renovations, including network cabling prep. 
  • Successful Fire Inspection report received in summer 2011.
  • Ground level school and 4thfloor office total 3888 Sq Ft.
  • Extremely convenient location right beside St Clair subway station.
  • Landlord is open-minded to school tenant.
  • Ground level – unique split level 3000 Sq Ft campus.
    • 5 classrooms set to accommodate approximately 90 students;
      • 2 classrooms upstairs for 22 & 15 students
      • 3 classrooms downstairs for 32, 12 & 9 students
    • A reception area with 15’ ceiling
    • kitchen
    • server room
    • Staff area
    • small staff office. 
  • 4thfloor  – 888 Sq Ft
    • a separate office area in the same building which includes 3 offices and a large storage room
    • Upstairs office has been telephone and network-connected to ground-floor area (no separate phone or server system required). Never used.
  • The building is a beautiful and professional 14-floor office tower built in 1970 and renovated in 2003.  Tenants include government  representative offices and career counseling centers which can be great partners for the future PCC in the building.
  • Student furniture is available for sale.

For more information on this leasing opportunity, or the fixtures available for sale, please contact Laura Bailey at OACC with your contact information.

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Career College Challenge: High School Edition winners!

Career College Challenge: High School Edition

OACC’s judges of the Career College Challenge: High School Edition were so impressed with the quality of entries it made it difficult to choose just three:

Best Overall

Richmond Green Secondary School student Cynthia Liu, of Markham, came in first place with her poster entitled “The Right Choice For You?” The poster shows off Cynthia’s skills and draws the viewer in to find out more about career colleges. OACC Judges liked the look and the real facts she used to show why career colleges are a great choice when considering post-secondary education. For her great work, Cynthia won a 16 GB Apple iPad Wi-fi!

  

Original Video- More videos at TinyPic
Best Video

St. Francis Xavier Secondary School student Michal Ulman, of Mississauga, used his video editing skills to win Best Video in the Career College Challenge: High School Edition. OACC Judges were impressed with his transitions and music choice – an effective and eye catching video! His great video won him an 8 GB Apple iPod Touch!

 

Best Poster

Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute student Elaine Yuan, of Toronto, used a combination of hand drawn and digital techniques to win Best Poster in the Career College Challenge: High School Edition. Elaine earned herself an 8 GB Apple iPod Touch for her unique and success-driven poster highlighting career college education.

Thank you to all who entered and voted for the contest. We will post more photos soon of the winners receiving their prizes!!

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Career college students help in emergency

“Students spring into action”

 

The North Bay Nugget

Sat Jan 29 2011

Page: A3

Section: News

 Byline: PJ WILSON THE NUGGET

 

Jody Shearer and Jake Mitchell were in the right place at the right time Friday. The two paramedic students at CTS Career College in North Bay were on their way down College Drive on Friday afternoon when they saw that two cars had been involved in a collision, blocking the road. No emergency responders were on the scene yet, so the two jumped out of their car, grabbed an emergency kit and saw what they could do to help.

“We knew what we should do,” Mitchell said.

“Keep the people safe until more qualified people showed up,” Shearer added.

 The two men got into one of the two vehicles to help keep one of the accident victims calm until firefighters and paramedics arrived on the scene at about 3:30 p.m. One of the accident victims was taken to North Bay and District Hospital by ambulance, but the paramedic students said injuries did not seem too severe.

“We just had to assess the situation and calm (the victim) down,” Shearer said.

Traffic on College Drive was blocked near the turnoff to the new North Bay Regional Health Centre as those involved were removed and the scene cleared. At least three North Bay Transit buses on the way to the college had to back up and turn around and an Ontario Northland bus on the way down the hill was held up until emergency vehicles could be moved away to let it pass. The heavy snowfall and blowing snow in the area resulted in at least one other accident in the same area earlier, when two vehicles collided on the access road to the hospital. No injuries were reported in that accident.

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Victory! TTC Post-Secondary Student Metropass

It is our pleasure to announce that full-time private career college students attending registered private career colleges in the city of Toronto will be eligible for the $99 Post-Secondary Student Metropass beginning February 1, 2011.

OACC Vice-President George Hood and consultant John Nunziata made deputations highlighting the unfair treatment of PCC students and that it is overall an equality issue. Three students from Everest College also made deputations highlighting what the cost savings each month means to them. Due to the efforts of students, OACC staff and our consultant, the motion presented by the Toronto Transit Commission Vice- Chair Peter Milczyn was carried. Cheers of appreciation from dozens of students in attendance could be heard down the hall from the meeting room.

Thank you to the nearly 50 students and staff who took time out of their day to attend the meeting. Also, we must thank Commissioner Peter Milczyn for putting the motion before the commission, as well as his commission colleagues who voted in favour. Milczyn spoke about the motion and said, “Clearly, to me, it’s an equality issue.”

Lastly, thank you to our consultant John Nunziata for the many hours he has put in fighting for this right. John and George met with most of the TTC commissioners prior to the meeting to ensure they were aware of the facts and could make an educated decision – an effort that certainly made a difference.

OACC will be working with the TTC to ensure the launch of eligibility is successful and students will be able to obtain the TTC Post-Secondary Student ID card and metropass beginning February 1, 2011.

Below is the motion as noted in the minutes from the December 15 meeting:

VICE-CHAIR MILCZYN MOVED THAT THE RECOMMENDATION IN THE STAFF REPORT BE STRUCK OUT AND REPLACED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

“THAT THE COMMISSION APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE POLICY ON ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE POST-SECONDARY STUDENT METROPASS TO INCLUDE POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS ENROLLED IN FULL-TIME PROGRAMS OFFERED AT PRIVATE CAREER COLLEGES REGISTERED UNDER THE PRIVATE CAREER COLLEGES ACT, 2005, TO TAKE EFFECT FEBRUARY 1, 2011 AND THAT STAFF REPORT BACK ON A REVIEW OF THE CURRENT POLICY IN RESPECT OF ELIGIBILITY OF PART-TIME STUDENTS BY FEBRUARY 2, 2011”.

THE MOTION BY VICE-CHAIR MILCZYN CARRIED.

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Plenty of funding for PCC students

Going to a post-secondary institution can be a challenge, and finding the right college or program leads to finding the resources to make it happen.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) offers loans to students while Second Career funding pays for retraining; these are some of the way students are receiving funding from the provincial government to complete their studies.  Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) also has funding available for retraining injured workers in Ontario.

Additionally, there are many bursaries, grants, contests, awards, government and bank loan options available to students looking to help fund their education at a private career college.

Bank loans or lines of credit often offer low interest rates during the study period, where no payment on the principal of the loan is required. These loans also can offer periods after graduation where interest-only payments continue. Visiting a bank will help students understand the types of loans available and what might work best for their personal need.

Some funding options require students to pay back a portion or all of the money loaned, such as OSAP and bank loans, but students can now use the web and other resources to find programs and awards with no payback requirement giving students a low-cost or no-cost education.

 

College sponsored scholarships

Grade Learning is hoping prospective students will like them on Facebook for a chance at one of 5 scholarships the private career college is offering. People who “like” the Grade Learning Facebook page can then apply for scholarships of $5000, and share with friends to increase their chance of winning.

Speaking about using the social media platform to give away scholarships, Grade Learning CEO Michael Bateman said, “It was a way for us to build our Facebook presence, to attract individuals that have a need for retraining.”

“Think of how often people are on Facebook and get nothing from it. It’s just a social place to be. With this it’s a nice opportunity,” Bateman said.

This new generation of promotion will allow more people to hear about and share the scholarship with a variety of friends, in turn giving them the chance of funding their own education.

“The idea is an individual can produce their own scholarship almost,” Bateman explained.  “If they apply for the scholarship and direct people to the Facebook page, they give themselves a good shot at getting a scholarship.”

 

BTH Education in Mississauga is another private career college offering a helping hand to students. BTH Education offers a bursary for full tuition coverage and 75 percent tuition coverage to students interested in the IT Engineering Diploma.

“We are offering these bursaries in an effort to build up and contribute to the community and city that we operate in,” said Louis Barnard of BTH Education.

Students can visit the college website and apply using the bursary application form.

Other career colleges may offer scholarships to students interested in attending their schools. For more information students should contact the colleges directly.

 

External Scholarships and awards

There are many websites geared towards connecting students to specific awards. Studentawards.com, MySchool.com, ScholarshipsCanada.com, and WorkInfoNet.ca are just some of the websites available to students looking for awards, grants, bursaries and scholarships. Students can also contact the financial aid office at their prospective career college and inquire about scholarship opportunities.

LINKS

Private Career Colleges in Ontario – ontario.ca/PCC

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) – osap.gov.on.ca

Other government education funding options  - www.canlearn.ca

Second Career - ontario.ca/secondcareer

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario – www.wsib.on.ca

 

 ABC’s of funding

Awards are given on the basis of achievements, including but not limited to academic, community involvement, or research. Awards can be comprised of a monetary prize, trophies, certificate or medal.

Bursaries are scholarships that are generally based on need rather than merit.

Contests involve applicants submitting entries and the winners are chosen by a judge or panel. Some contests do not have judging criteria and the winners are selected through random selection.

Grants are funds provided for a specific purpose. Some grants are for helping students based on income or abilities. Other grants are to fund books, technology or travel to and from school.

Scholarships are a sum of money or other aid given to a student to pursue post-secondary studies. This type of funding may be based on a variety of criteria including: academics, geographic location and financial need.

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