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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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]

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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: The deadline for applications is October 1, 2010.

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5 Canadian Sectors Hiring Now!


Statistics Canada recently released its quarterly labour force survey results. This labour force survey showed major growth in five particular sectors: retail and wholesale trade, business and support services, health care and social assistance, personal care business as well as construction. Small class sizes, intensive training and flexible learning at Ontario’s registered private career colleges will allow a greater number of people to train for these sectors, and enter the workforce sooner.

1. Retail and Wholesale Trade

There has been an increase of 69,000 workers in retail and wholesale trade in the past year, with 22,000 more jobs created in June 2010 alone. With opportunities in managerial, finance and administrative jobs within the sector, those trained in areas such as payroll and accounting can benefit from this growth.  Evergreen College in Toronto offers a unique Business Administration in International Trading Program, Kennedy College of Toronto offers fashion design; these are just two examples of programs available at many private career colleges.

2. Business and Support Services

This sector saw 20,000 new workers in June, and 86,000 since the beginning of 2010. This rise comes from the addition of new manager and administrative positions in the private sector. Victoria International College of Business & Technology in Toronto offers Business Administration,  and IBT College offers Business Management and Entrepreneurship diploma, while many career colleges offer diplomas for various business support roles.

3. Health Care and Social Assistance

The health care and social assistance sector added 20,000 workers in June. As the population of Ontario ages, the need for health care rises. With a shortage of health care professionals across Ontario and Canada, students at registered private career colleges benefit from intensive programs. Canadian Career College can train students for Long Term Care administration and Stafford College of Health Care, Business and Technology in Toronto offers a diploma in pharmacy assistant while many of Ontario’s career colleges, including Prestige Nursing Careers Centre, offer personal support worker diplomas.

4. Personal Care Business

The personal care service sector also increased, with 17,000 new jobs added in June. The retiring workforce has opened up doors to those looking for rewarding employment in the personal care service sector. The Salon & Spa Career College , Complections International Academy, and Body Pro Beauty & Aesthetics Academy and many more career colleges in Ontario offer diploma programs in esthetics, make-up for fashion, photography and bridal as well as spa management.

5. Construction

The construction sector has been the fastest growing industry since last July, according to the Statistics Canada labour survey.  There have been 94,000 more workers in that sector since this time last year. This growth requires highly skilled workers, and registered private career colleges such as Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute, HVAC Training Academy and Stanford International College of Business and Technology can help prepare you for a career in construction. Diploma programs such as Construction and Maintenance Electrician, Construction Technology, Gas Technician, Plumbing and Building services Engineering are offered at some of Ontario’s private career colleges.

The Ontario Association of Career Colleges represents over 250 registered private career colleges in Ontario. To find a career college or program in your area, visit or

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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 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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