Archive for April, 2010

Career Colleges Offer Route to Self Employment

Career College Article

Career colleges were featured in the Toronto Sun’s jobboom section yesterday. After years of working in business, Dianne Day needed a change. She graduated from the Salon + Spa Career College in Toronto and opened her own business in esthetics.  Day is not alone – according to a recent Statistics Canada report, more than 100,000 people joined the ranks of the self employed between October 2008 and October 2009. To read more, check out the article by clicking here.

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Take the Career College Challenge

career college challenge

The Ontario Association of Career Colleges is very excited to launch this cool contest for career college students and graduates. Create a poster or 30-second video explaining why you chose a career college, what you learned while attending or the benefits of career college education for a chance to win $500 in cash! Upload your entry online at until May 22 and vote for your favourite entries! Entries with the most votes will be the finalists – and one poster and one video will be chosen by an OACC committee to win $500.

Show us your talent! Get creative! Career college students do amazing work and we want to show it off! Get thinking.. visit for more details.

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Career Colleges Featured in the Toronto Sun


Career colleges were featured in today’s Toronto Sun. The article profiled two career college graduates who received funding under the province’s Second Career Strategy, a popular retraining program that assists students with tuition, books and living expenses. Ontario’s career colleges have delivered about half of the training under Second Career.

Three Second Career recipients will tell their story at Blue Mountain 2010, OACC’s 37th annual conference. In their own words, the two graduates and one student will explain what is was like to lose their jobs due to cutbacks and how they persevered to become a college graduate.

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Downtown Toronto Property Listing

4 Charles Street

Space is available at 4 Charles Street East, on the east side of Yonge just south of Bloor Street. The building has two separate entrances and is close to the TTC and amenities. Parking is located in Green P lot, adjacent to the east. The building address can also be changed to 675 Yonge Street, and building signage is available.

Available Space


Square Feet






-Open space, full floor opportunity






-Open space, full floor opportunity






-Open space, private balcony overlooking Yonge and Charles Streets




Floor Square Feet Net T/O Gross
2 4,388 $22.00 $13.25 $35.25
Open space, full floor opportunity.
3 4,356 $22.00 $13.25 $35.25
Open space, full floor opportunity.
4 3,949 $22.00 $13.25 $35.25
Open space. Private balcony overlooking
Yonge and Charles streets.

If you’re interested, please contact: Smith Company Commercial sales representative Dwayne McGillivray at 416-366-7000.

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The Top 5 Reasons To Attend Blue Mountain 2010

BlueMtnlogo2010OACC’s 37th annual conference is shaping up to be a blast! Here are the best reasons why you should come:

5. Location, location, location. The Blue Mountain Resort and Conference Centre was recently named the number one conference destination in the country by Meetings Canada. Blue Mountain is charming, quaint and picturesque – treat yourself by getting away for a few days. Wine tasting, Scandinavian spa, golf – need we say more?

Blue Mountain map

4. Celebrate good times, come on. This year’s conference is an Olympics and Paralympics-themed celebration of success in post secondary education. It’s an excellent chance to mingle and network with about 150 career college professionals from across Ontario!


3. Can you say government presence? With a heavy-hitting line up that includes Minister John Milloy, Superintendent Allan Scott of the Private Career Colleges Branch and Assistant Deputy Ministry Laurie LeBlanc, this conference packs in the Ministry representation.

2. Informative workshops and sessions. Learn about the latest trends in accreditation, student retention, social media and marketing and changes that are coming to accounting standards. OACC has also planned a full-day of instructor development and financial aid training.

1. Interesting speakers. Hear from Minister John Milloy, comedians Meg Soper and Doug Funk, and Paul Rosen, Paralympic gold medallist and Team Canada sledge hockey goalie. Learning balanced with laughs – it’s our conference philosophy! CLICK HERE to register online for the conference


WHEN: April 21 to 23, 2010, the Village at Blue Mountain Conference Centre

WHERE: Blue Mountains Resort, 242 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountains, Ontario

PROGRAM: Click here to read the conference program

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