Take The Career College Challenge: High School Edition

Express why Ontario’s registered private career colleges are a good option when considering post-secondary education, and the benefits of career education.

Show us what you’ve got in a poster or 30 second video and you could win an Apple iPad or iPod Touch!

For more information about the contest, release forms and to enter, visit oacc.ca/contest
Contest opens November 1, 2010.

For more information about registered private career colleges and program offerings, visit ontariocollegesearch.ca

Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 attending secondary schools in the province of Ontario.


The earning gap widens: are you ready to make the leap?

“Seven out of 10 new jobs created over the next decade will require a postsecondary credential,” said John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. “A well-trained and highly skilled workforce will be essential to Ontario’s continued success in the knowledge-based economy.”

A new report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario shows the earning gap between high-school graduates and post-secondary graduates has nearly doubled in the last 20 years.

As the earnings gap widens, students should ask themselves – am I ready to make the leap?

Ontario’s registered private career colleges have been providing post-secondary training for over 140 years. The private career college sector is well equipped to handle the influx of students and new career fields. Career Colleges can quickly adjust to meet the needs of the economy.

While the Canadian economy restructures, a creative and highly educated work force is crucial, making post-secondary credentials all the more important. Post-secondary education doesn’t have to mean a university degree or college diploma – shorter, more career focused diplomas from Ontario’s registered private career colleges provide students with the skills needed to succeed.

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What’s Your Passion?

No matter your passion, Ontario’s registered private career colleges have something for you. Art, design, business, environment, trades or healthcare – there really is something for everyone.

Sarah Alty chose a registered private career college to pursue her career in graphic design. After a brief career in interior design, she decided it was time for a change.

 “It was a great job, but at the end of the day I still wasn’t satisfied,” she said. “I was always happiest when I was asked to prepare visual presentations for clients.”

 This realization jump-started Sarah’s transition into graphic design. Sarah chose a registered private career college because of the career focused training, small class sizes and flexible schedules.

Sarah was one of the winners of The Career College Challenge in early 2010. Sarah’s creative flair made her an easy choice to design the contest poster for The Career College Challenge: High School Edition – a contest open to high school students in Ontario.

The job market is quickly changing and career colleges are the best at keeping up with emerging employment trends.

With program lengths often less than community college equivalent programs, students at registered private career colleges are trained in intense hands on programs and working in their chosen field sooner than their collegiate counterparts.

Whether you enjoy the satisfaction of completing a project, cooking an exquisite meal or assisting in the health of others – registered private career colleges have a program for you.

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Job Opportunity

Early Childhood Assistant Instructor

We are Stafford College of Health Care, Business and Technology. Stafford College is a dynamic organization whose mission is to educate students from diverse backgrounds, seeking to enhance their individual worth and professional potential, by delivering quality educational programs and services. Through the leadership of energetic and passionate faculty and staff. Stafford College is committed to promoting student success as measured by graduation and career achievement.

We are looking for a Early Childhood Assistant Instructor with the following profile:


• Must have an Early Childhood Education (ECE) degree or diploma. .

• 1-2 years experience in the early Childhood service area. (Desirable)

• 1-2 years experience as an instructor of ECA programs (Desirable)

Job Description

• Prepares and delivers lectures to students and conduct laboratory sessions or discussion groups

• Teaches one or more college subjects to post secondary students

• Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with students.

• Integrate real life examples and visits to ECA professional environment to promote “learning by doing”.

• Grades examinations, term papers, classroom presentations and laboratory reports.

• Gives fair and professional feedback to students about their performance in their examination process.

• Maintains effective and efficient record keeping procedures.

• Uses Stafford College’s procedures to manage students report and proper filing of student’s assignments and tests.

This position is looking to be filled for the second week of October.

Please contact:

Marlon Hernandez

Stafford College of Health Care, Business and Technology

Tel: (416)646-1222 Ext. 58

Email: marlon.hernandez [at]staffordcollege.ca

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Job Opportunity


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.


- 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.

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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