Close ties to industry make the polytechnic talent pipeline dynamic and responsive. Strong graduate employment rates reflect tailored curricula and a keen understanding of labour market demand. To support career-readiness among graduates, polytechnics engage industry in the development of curricula and as instructors in the classroom. Experiential learning is embedded across programs and at every level. Students have opportunities to work on real-world business challenges in partnership with industry, access work placements and co-op opportunities, complete capstone projects and use simulators.
The polytechnic advantage is evident in the collective impact of our member institutions. Each year, we collect vital statistics on student enrolment and graduate employment, as well as key indicators that show how Canada’s network of polytechnic institutions are preparing the next-generation talent pipeline for rewarding careers in all sectors of the economy.