Archive for September, 2010

Job Opportunity

Registrar

Are you a dynamic, charismatic people-person?

Do you enjoy developing relationships with people?

Are you looking to help people work their way to an exciting, rewarding career?

The Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies (CCVS) has an immediate opening for a Registrar. As Registrar, you will be primarily responsible for generating leads and enrolling qualified students in CCVS’ Court Reporting Diploma Program.

CCVS is Canada’s only private career college specializing in the training of realtime court reporters. Created to meet the urgent need for realtime court reporters in Canada, CCVS will be having its first graduating class in October. CCVS also has Canada’s only online diploma program in court reporting. CCVS is registered as a private career college with the government of Ontario.

Job Duties

- Researches industry and identifies sales leads. Performs cold-calls to ascertain interest in the program, raise awareness, inform and educate potential students on court reporting, career opportunities and CCVS’ unique approach to court reporting education.

- Develops a sales strategy to continue to grow the student base in Toronto and across Canada;

- Manages the complete sales cycle including the preparation of presentations or proposals.

- Plans information and other events for potential candidates to learn more about the court reporting program. Arranges with the Executive Director for potential student to audit classes, meet with faculty or arrange other practical events as appropriate.

- Cultivates relationships to ensure positive word-of-mouth and encourage future sales opportunities.

- Researches the best industry trade shows and events to attend. Participates in events, recruits other CCVS staff to participate and works with marketing consulting firm to create, modify or print copies of existing marketing material.

- Keeps up to date with changes in the industry through attendance at industry events and conferences.

- Establishes contact list, working with Administrative Coordinator to track calls made and received.

- Responsible for maintaining the Web site to attract new students, including making updates, announcements, and other necessary revisions.

- Liaises with the marketing consultants to design marketing materials, writes or modifies text for marketing materials such as brochures and website.

- Designs and writes content for the semi-annual CCVS newsletter, engaging students in newsletter ideas, interviewing court reporters and industry experts or arranging for others to interview and write stories of interest to the newsletter audience.

- Act as secondary phone support to Administrative Assistant and coordinates staff and student email accounts.

- Other tasks as required to benefit the school.

Qualifications:

- A college diploma in a related field with 2-5 years experience in a sales or marketing role. A university degree will be considered an asset.

- Natural camaraderie with people.

- Excellent lead generation skills.

- Organized, with the ability to multi-task effectively.

- Continuous learner with a deep curiosity about the court reporting industry.

- Experience in the legal industry is a definite asset.

- Experience in the education field is an asset.

For more information about the school, please visit our Web site: http://www.verbatimstudies.com. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2010.

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PCCs thanked for “significant contribution”

At an announcement about Second Career on September 23, 2010, The Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities thanked the registered private career college sector for its significant contribution to the success of Second Career.

Since the launch of the program in 2008, Second Career has helped nearly 36,000 laid-off workers go to school and train for a new job. Registered private career colleges have been happy to help in the continued training on over 46,000 Ontarians annually.

Below are the results from the survey in which 13,000 Second Career participants were surveyed.

Second Career Graduate Survey Results:

- 93 per cent of Second Career students completed training

- 61 per cent of Second Career graduates found new jobs  

- 86 per cent of graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with the government’s Second Career program

- The average length of training was nine months with average funding approximately $17,500

- 61 per cent of women and 60 per cent of men were employed

- Average age of Second Career graduate was 43 for women and 42 for men

- Women represented 48 per cent of Second Career graduates

- Of respondents working full time, the average salary was $40,740

- Top training occupations chosen by Second Career students include bookkeeper, heavy equipment operator, truck driver, community and social service worker and gasfitter.

- Top sectors from which Second Career students were previously laid off include assemblers and inspectors, labourers in manufacturing and utilities, motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

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Job opportunity

Job offer for a recruiter at Chellsey Institute of Aesthetics

 PCC – School of Aesthetics in Mississauga is looking for sales person/student recruiter able to process O.S.A.P. applications, full time/flexible schedule, some experience required. Please fax resume to (905) 277-4661.

NOTE: OACC acts as a conduit in sharing information and does not endorse any particular entities that appear on this blog. If you have a job posting, property listing, equipment for sale or anything else you would like to circulate, please email laurabailey at oacc.on.ca .

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OACC @ Work: TTC Post-secondary Student Metropass

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is now offering a $99 Post-Secondary Student Metropass – saving students $22 each month compared to the adult fare metropass. Since January of this year, the OACC has asked the TTC for information in regards to private career college students’ eligibility. The OACC consistent position has been that career college students should be eligible to access the passes.

However, OACC learned late last week from the Chair of the TTC Commission that students attending registered private career colleges in the City of Toronto would not be eligible for the new TTC Post-secondary Student Metropass. OACC believes that this policy is unfair and discriminatory, and voiced that firmly with the Toronto Star, resulting in an article on this inequity being published on August 31.

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Career-college students locked out of TTC post-secondary pass

OACC is working with the TTC Commission and with City of Toronto Councillors in an effort to change this policy. However, we need support and assistance from all registered private career colleges with campuses located in the Toronto area. We also need support from our students who are being denied access to the post-secondary student passes.

In the following pages we have included steps for students as well as owners and administrators to take to make TTC Commissioners and City Councillors aware of the seriousness and scope of this issue for current and future students.

We have also included talking points to guide members and their students when discussing this unfair and inequitable policy.

Our goal is to have the policy amended to include career college students at the TTC Commission meeting on September 30, 2010 or sooner, if possible.

 

TTC $99 Post-secondary Student Metropass

Talking Points

• Approximately 15,000 post-secondary students in the City of Toronto make the choice to attend registered private career colleges annually, and over 46,000 students in Ontario make the same choice.

• The Toronto Transit Commission’s new $99 Post-Secondary Student Metropass is not available to post-secondary students at registered private career colleges in the City of Toronto.

• The discount Metropass saves students at public colleges and universities $22 per month, with an annual savings of $264.

• This is unfair and discriminatory

• The Ontario Association of Career Colleges (OACC) firmly believes its members and their students in the City of Toronto should be eligible for this new discounted metropass. All post-secondary students live on tight budgets regardless of where they attend class.

• A student attending a university or college while working full-time taking one or two courses is eligible for the $99 Post-Secondary Student Metropass, however full-time private career college students are not. This is unfair.

• OACC represents over 250 registered private career colleges in the province, about half of which are in the Greater Toronto Area. The number of registered private career colleges is approximately 230 (112 OACC members) in the City of Toronto alone.

• The costs for including the students of registered private career colleges would be small compared to the overall costs associated with the new $99 Post-secondary Student Metropass initiative

• The OACC is willing to work with the TTC in an effort to include students in diploma programs attending registered private career colleges in the coverage areas.

Students

• Students should contact their city councillor and make them aware of the issue and ask for their support.

• Send them an email and call them

• Tell them that this issue is very important to you

• Let them know you attend a registered private career college, which is regulated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Make them aware that your diploma program is also approved by the Ministry.

• Tell them you live in their ward and attend a registered private career college and find the TTC policy grossly unfair.

• Ask your councillor to help get the OACC and the $99 Post-secondary Student Metropass issue on the agenda for the TTC Commission’s September 30th meeting.

• Go to http://app.toronto.ca/wards/findAddressForVotingPlace.do to find your ward and the name of your Toronto City Councillor.

• If contacting the councillor via e-mail, please CC your college so we can see how many students make their voices heard.

• Join our Facebook group Ontario Association of Career Colleges (and our TTC initiative group) and follow us on Twitter for regular updates @ontarioacc.

Owners/Administrators

• Owners and administrators of private career colleges should also contact their Toronto City Councillor and make them aware of the issue affecting your students. Inform them you live in their ward and own or work for a private career college and find the TTC policy for the post-secondary metropass unfair.

• Ask them to write a letter to the TTC Commissioners asking them to include post secondary students attending private career colleges in the Metropass discount program

• Ask your councillor to help get the OACC and the post-secondary metropass issue on the agenda for the TTC Commission’s September 30th meeting.

• Visit http://app.toronto.ca/wards/findAddressForVotingPlace.do to find your ward and the name of your Toronto City Councillor.

• Please let the OACC know about the contact you or your staff and students have with councillors so we may keep track of the effort.

• Join our Facebook group by searching “Ontario Association of Career Colleges” (and our TTC initiative group) and follow us on Twitter for regular updates @ontarioacc.

Links to share

Facebook Group: Include Private Career College Students in TTC Post-Secondary Metropass

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=150753031615197

Go to this link to determine the ward and the name of your City Councillor

http://app.toronto.ca/wards/findAddressForVotingPlace.do

This is the list of City Councillors

http://app.toronto.ca/im/council/councillors.jsp

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