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an institution of higher education providing technical, applied, hands-on learning; offering applied degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeship training; fuelling business innovation with applied research expertise

Our Priorities for Canada’s Growth

Our policy advocacy revolves around federal priorities where polytechnic education is best positioned to offer impactful solutions. Strong connections to and partnerships with employers mean our members are developing the innovation-enabled talent Canada needs.

Latest News & Resources

Interested in learning more about the polytechnic advantage? Our resources bring the polytechnic model of education to life with examples of initiatives and partnerships underway across our member institutions.

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Polytechnics are future-proofing our work force with technology and innovation

Polytechnics are future-proofing our work force with technology and innovation

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Former SAIT grad champions tech school for preparing her for ‘real world’

Former SAIT grad champions tech school for preparing her for ‘real world’

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When polytechnic schools and industry collaborate, students gains skills and businesses solve problems

When polytechnic schools and industry collaborate, students gains skills and businesses solve problems

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Environmental studies evolve to manage new threats, climate change pressures

Environmental studies evolve to manage new threats, climate change pressures

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Workforce Transformation: How Polytechnics are Positioning Canada for an Uncertain Future

Workforce Transformation: How Polytechnics are Positioning Canada for an Uncertain Future

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How hands-on education can help get you the job you want

How hands-on education can help get you the job you want

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Employability rules: Students in Canada are prioritizing programs that offer skills training

Employability rules: Students in Canada are prioritizing programs that offer skills training

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Working together to establish more opportunities for students in Ontario

Working together to establish more opportunities for students in Ontario

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How experiential learning builds students’ confidence and skills

How experiential learning builds students’ confidence and skills

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Green educational infrastructure:  A building block for just transition

Green educational infrastructure: A building block for just transition

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Why industry leaders should be looking to Canada’s polytechnic schools

Why industry leaders should be looking to Canada’s polytechnic schools

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College research and innovation is helping Canada build back better

College research and innovation is helping Canada build back better

Word on the Tweet

90% of employers who hired a polytechnic grad point to #practicalexperience as a key benefit. This is especially important in the #healthcare industry, where learners graduate ready to interact with patients from day 1. #DYK:

A wonderful way to showcase the work of our members! We look forward to welcoming guests for in-person meetings with this installation in the office. #CdnPse #CdnPoli #CdnHigherEd #BuildingTalent #LifelongLearning #AppliedResearch #EDI #SkilledTrades #GreenTransition

Did you know that 2 in 3 Canadian HR influencers say polytechnic education produces the most job-ready grads? Polytechnics focus on giving learners a leg-up in the labour market, with experiential learning led by industry experts. #EducationIsDifferentHere #PurposeApplied #CdnPse

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