Archive for May, 2010

The 411: A Guide to Career Colleges in Ontario

The 411

Though it has been in the works for several months, the Ontario Association of Career Colleges is happy to share our latest newsletter with members. The 411: A Guide to Career Colleges in Ontario is designed specifically for high school students and guidance counsellors.

OACC sent out the first edition of the 411 today via email to almost 1,000 guidance counsellors across the province. The information-packed newsletter will be issued on a quarterly basis. It is intended to inform students and counsellors about the career college sector. The May 2010 edition contains facts about career colleges in Ontario and a guideline on how to choose a career college. Click here to read the 411.

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Are You Up For A Challenge?

So far, four groups have answered the call for video entries to explain why a career college was the best fit for them. There are four videos now entered in the Career College Challenge, OACC’s first-ever contest for career college students and graduates.

The above video was the first one to be entered. It was done by Nicole Vansconcelos, a student at Medix School. Other entries have been submitted by Guino Anderson of Trebas Institute and two classes at triOS College. Click here to view all the videos and VOTE on your favourite! The most-voted on entries will be the finalists. One video will win $500!!!

Learn more about the Career College Challenge by clicking here. The Challenge encourages students and graduates to submit a poster or a video expressing the benefits of career education. The contest runs until Friday, June 4 – so get your entries in by submitting them online (posters at this site and videos here.) One poster and one video will be chosen by an OACC committee to win $500. Happy creating!

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Helping Ontario Students Meet Their Goals

Your Choice Career colleges were featured in a special section in Sunday’s Toronto Sun. The supplement touched on the how career colleges prepare students to enter the work force sooner by allowing them to earn a diploma in an average of 12 months or less. The piece also highlighted the convenience factor – modular training allows career colleges to have start dates throughout the year. The reporter interviewed George Hood, OACC Vice President and President of Herzing College, and Don Thibert, OACC Past President and Director of Academic Affairs for Everest College. Wendy Callaghan, Regional Director of Career Services at triOS, also provided insight for the piece. The Sun also published an array of student profiles – from Herzing College, triOS College, Medix School and Everest College. Click here to read the “Your Future, Your Choice” section online.

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Job Opening

Job Posting: Financial Aid Officer, triOS College

triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc. is a top rated Private Career College with eight (8) locations throughout Southwestern Ontario & GTA. We have an immediate opportunity for a Financial Aid Officer (FAO) to join our Oshawa campus team.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide financial counselling to students enabling them to obtain educational funding resources. In addition, you will also collect tuition and courseware fees as well as maintain student records. A strong background in customer service and sales is essential to success in this position. Collections experience would be an asset.

To be successful you will have 2 – 3 years of related work experience that includes working with OSAP. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience working in a Private Career College. A strong background in customer service and sales is essential.  Collections experience would be an asset. You will be proficient with MS Office, primarily Word and Excel.

triOS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package to attract and retain qualified candidates.

To join the triOS team, please submit your resume by email to oshawahr@trios.com or by fax to (905) 814-7212 stating the position you are applying. The successful applicant will be required to complete a criminal background check.

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