Now that you know what a polytechnic does, we bet you want to know where a polytechnic model of education is offered.
Located in key economic regions, polytechnics contribute to a more innovative, productive and globally competitive Canada. Institutions are developing multi-disciplinary talent pipelines – nurturing both technical and employability skills across a broad range of credentials, from four-year Bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates to shorter-duration diploma programs and apprenticeships in the skilled trades.
Polytechnics Canada members also have considerable depth and capacity to partner with industry on applied R&D. The facilities, equipment and expertise to support applied research projects make our institutions a destination for employers seeking support with new processes, technology adoption, commercialization and more.
In the news
Starting this fall, students who are members of one of the seven First Nations whose traditional territories are home to KPU’s campuses will have their tuition and fees waived. KPU is the first post-secondary institution in B.C. to introduce such a tuition waiver. The announcement of the tuition waiver coincided with the release of a landmark framework, committing KPU to a systemic transformation to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action.
Humber College and the Ontario government are expanding the Learn and Earn Accelerated Program for Personal Support Workers in Long-Term Care (LEAP LTC). With the goal of training up to 600 new personal support workers (PSWs) across the province, this online program is designed to expedite the training process for current long-term care staff, including resident attendants and dietary aides, enabling them to become certified PSWs. The government is investing $16.5 million to extend the program for another three years, with three cohorts per year.
RRC Polytech’s Language Training Centre has become the Centre for Newcomer Integration, with support from a generous donation of $300,000 from BMO Financial Group. The Centre offers a variety of services to help newcomers successfully settle and contribute to Manitoba’s communities and workplaces through language and communication training, employment preparation services and support services. The funding will allow staff to explore new opportunities to engage stakeholders, expand partnerships and align support services based on client needs.