School boards scramble to analyze cuts

Published: 2012-04-09 2:56:00 PM - Author: none
'The Toronto District School Board could face an extra $25 million on top of its looming $85 million deficit because of funding changes announced in this week’s Ontario budget.

Among financial hits the board might take is the loss of the $5 million it receives from the province in “program enhancement grants” that provide extra dollars for the arts and other areas, according to an internal memo in which board staff took a first analysis of the provincial grants announced Thursday...'

Report sees 'staggering' growth in the oilsands between now and 2021

Published: 2012-04-09 2:53:00 PM - Author: none
'The oilsands sector may need to more than double its workforce over the next decade, as expansion projects create new positions and existing workers retire, the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada said Friday.

In a new report, the council predicted the oilsands workforce will grow by a "staggering" 73 per cent by 2021, from the 20,000 it employed at the end of 2011...'

Ont. gov't leaving school closures to local boards

Published: 2012-04-09 2:44:00 PM - Author: none
' There will be school closures coming to Ontario, but the government can't say how many schools will be shut down under proposed cuts in this week's budget, or which areas will be most affected.

Education Minister Laurel Broten said Thursday the government was committed to ending subsidies for underused schools, but it will be up to school boards to decide which ones to close...'

Changes possible to Ontario's education system

Published: 2012-04-09 2:41:00 PM - Author: none
'There are changes coming to Ontario's education system which will affect teachers and students alike.

Merging schools and school boards, imposing pay freezes and a cap on student credits are all on the government's agenda in order to help reduce the provincial deficit...'

Changes needed to ensure the future of skilled trades

Published: 2012-04-09 2:33:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario expected to have a million vacancies in the skilled trades within the decade...'

No co-op positions? Try student consulting

Published: 2012-04-09 2:28:00 PM - Author: none
'Colleges and universities are increasingly cultivating opportunities for students to gain work experience as an integral part of earning their diploma or degree.

At Winnipeg’s Red River College, the School of Business and Applied Arts has developed a new model of learn-work experience that goes beyond traditional forms of co-operative education and internships...'

Reminder: Business & Education Partnership Breakfast

Published: 2012-04-06 12:38:00 AM - Author: OBEP
This annual breakfast brings together over 200 business and education leaders, as well as students. Gavin Armstrong will give a keynote address on "Making Hunger History: How Students and Business are Changing Our World". Gavin Armstrong is ...

Reminder: Careers In Agriculture

Published: 2012-04-05 12:14:00 AM - Author: OBEP
An interactive workshop for students to learn about the exciting careers available in Agriculture from Primary Production to Research and Innovation. Students will hear from a wide variety of people working in the sector and have an opportunity to explore...

Fraser Institute-Studies in Education Policy, April 2012

Published: 2012-04-04 2:25:00 PM - Author: none
Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools 2012

Toronto schools score poorly in annual rankings

Published: 2012-04-04 2:18:00 PM - Author: none
'Toronto public schools are falling behind the rest of the province when it comes to the quality of education they deliver, says a report released Sunday.

The Fraser Institute's Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools assigned an average grade of 5.3 out of 10 to 73 schools within the City of Toronto...'
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