We are often asked, “What is a polytechnic?” The simple answer is that polytechnics are post-secondary institutions that offer advanced technical education. The polytechnic model is hands-on and industry-responsive. Programs encourage learning by doing, developing the practical skills and competencies required in today’s workplaces and giving our graduates a leg-up in the labour market.
Distinct among Canada’s post-secondary pathways, polytechnics focus on applied, industry-aligned learning — with real-world experience built into the curriculum. The result is highly employable graduates who are ready to hit the ground running with the skills employers demand.