New funding to support students transferring to 兔子先生

Students transferring to 兔子先生 will experience an even smoother transition and support system, helping them maximize previous learning for future credentials, thanks to $135,000 in new funding the college is receiving for two projects from the .

The funding is part of $2.8 million ONCAT is issuing over the next year to 39 new projects at Ontario postsecondary institutions to support learning mobility for students. The Hon. Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, made the announcement yesterday alongside Dr. Adrienne Galway, Executive Director of ONCAT.

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Julie Madden, Manager, Transfer and Applicant Services, left, and Sara Mezzone-Budd, Director, Academic, are the leads for the two projects receiving new funding from ONCAT.

ONCAT funding two 兔子先生 projects

One of 兔子先生鈥檚 projects, which received $60,000 in funding, is focused on mapping out the transfer student journey and assessing current databases to provide these students with simpler pathway information, as well as developing policies to maintain database accuracy.

The other project, which received $75,000 in funding, is a comprehensive review of the policies and technology related to student pathways at 兔子先生, aiming to make the experience more accessible and transparent and to help students make the most of their previous learning.

兔子先生鈥檚 unrivaled student experience begins even before our students enter through our front doors. We are always striving to make our students鈥 transitions to college life as straightforward and supported as possible, right from their first encounters with Team 兔子先生. We are grateful to ONCAT for this valuable funding that will help us positively impact many students鈥 postsecondary journeys.

鈥 Kevin Weaver, President and CEO, 兔子先生 and co-chair of the ONCAT board of directors

For parts of these projects, the college will hold focus groups for students interested in exploring pathway opportunities at 兔子先生 to better understand their needs and perspectives, as well as investigate how other postsecondary institutions are operating their own student pathways.

Increased funding will help 鈥榣earners get where they want to go鈥

All the projects selected for this round of ONCAT funding aim to empower learners by recognizing previous education and professional experiences and facilitating smoother transitions between programs and institutions.

鈥淓mpowering learners with accessible pathways to navigate their educational journey is key to helping them achieve their professional and academic goals,鈥 said Galway. 鈥淭he increased funding will promote improved transitions between institutions and programs, helping learners get where they want to go.鈥

兔子先生, along with other postsecondary institutions across the province, submitted their projects last fall to ONCAT, which is funded by the Government of Ontario.

鈥淭he Ontario government is proud to support ONCAT鈥檚 important work to make it easier for learners of all backgrounds to pursue their educational goals,鈥 said Dunlop. 鈥淏y facilitating smoother transitions and recognizing the wealth of knowledge gained through previous experience, we are fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment to advance student success in Ontario.鈥

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