Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Why a Career College Might Be Right For You

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When it comes to quality education in Ontario, there’s a lot to choose from. With many reputable universities, community colleges and career colleges, sometimes it’s hard to decide which path to pick.

Every year, over 60,000 students choose to attend one of Ontario’s 600 career colleges. Here are the top 5 reasons a career college might be the right fit for you:

  1. You know what you want to do
    Career colleges in Ontario offer over 5,000 career specific programs ranging in fields from information technology and health services to business and trades. If you have a particular career choice in mind, a career college can provide the hands-on training you require to find a job in that field.
  2. You want to get out of school and into a job quickly
    While the average length of a career college program is nine months, program duration varies from a couple of months to two years. No matter what the case, you will be out of the classroom and into the job market in no time.
  3. You don’t want to wait until next September
    Career college programs have several start dates throughout the calendar year and some even have monthly student intakes, allowing you to get back to school when you want.
  4. You learn better in smaller classes
    The average student-teacher ratio at career colleges is 8-1, which means you will get the personalized instruction you need to succeed.
  5. You want to stay close to home
    There are over 600 career college campuses across Ontario. Campuses are located in small, medium, and large communities from Windsor to Thunder Bay. Chances are there’s a career college near you.
Alix Matthews-Mahé
Author: Alix Matthews-Mahé
Alix is the Media Communications Coordinator for the Ontario Association of Career Colleges. She is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Journalism program at Western University.
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