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Post pandemic expectations from private career colleges in Canada

It has been a year into the pandemic and we still cannot confirm when this will end. Ontario College of Business and Technology is certainly intrigued by what the future holds in a post-Covid world for private career colleges in Canada.

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"Those pursuing to endure and flourish in a post-pandemic environment have no alternative but to re-evaluate and redefine their value proposal"

Indeed, there have been adaptations that have been vast and in place for a prolonged period. However, to identify which one was efficient and generated results is still to be confirmed. There are a number of challenges that stifle the overall performance of a PCC.

“Shifting student expectations are obliging colleges to revisit their value propositions”

We are all aware that Canada has a large sector of privately run PSE institutions offering career-focused training and language specifically English as a second language.

While many private career college leaders are currently planning for a return to normalcy, the fact of the matter is simple: there is no going back. Those pursuing to endure and flourish in a post-pandemic environment have no alternative but to re-evaluate and redefine their value proposal.

Higher education’s patellar reflex response to the preceding question has been to focus energy and resources predominantly on delivering and improvising online learning platforms.

Founded in 2013, The Ontario College of Business & Technology was the first college in Canada dedicated solely to live online education. Since then, in addition to our online courses, we’ve extended our offerings into live on-site Diploma Programs that aim to fast-track students to their desired careers in six months to two years.

These programs offer unique work-integrated learning opportunities (co-op) to prepare students for their future careers. Students apply what they’ve learned in class and in real world environments through a wide range of academic, community and industry partnerships.

The role and value of OCBT in Canada is in making PSE comprehensible to learners who wish to quickly gain skills for employment in a particular field. OCBT also serves as a pipeline for employers seeking skilled workers. The scheduling is flexible so that students can take courses and work at the same time. Some of our programs can also be offered by distance education, where study is on the internet or by mail.

OCBT holds recognition and accreditation by Law Society of Ontario, Workplace Safety, and Insurance Board -Ontario, Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities/ MTCU , Career Colleges Ontario CCO & is a designated learning Institution.

OCBT has opened its doors for international students for 2021 intake. OCBT is the right choice for you if you:

  • need specific job skills to join the work force.
  • have academic qualifications and want to add to their practical skills to become more competitive in the job market.

In conclusion, shifting student expectations are obliging colleges to revisit their value propositions. OCBT, since inception has focused on providing continuous learning, reskilling, and training throughout the various stages of their career ladder. Now viewed as quasi-fringe pedagogy, experiential learning is absolutely central to the new model.

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