EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
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Why the president of a community college is addressing a business audience; why a college president was on the recent Team Canada mission to South America. Signing contracts with influence business people. Some of the experiences during the Ontario trade mission in April 1997. How important education is to South American business interests and to future trade relations. The many and varied relationships between Ontario's 25 Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, or Community Colleges, and the people in the room. The strong presence in the lives and communities of Ontarians, of these colleges. An illustration of the reach and presence of these institutions, with some additional facts. A lack of appreciation among senior executives, of the business mandate the colleges were created to fulfill. Ways in which the colleges have revolutionised education and training in Ontario. Reference to this month's budget announcement. The doubling of the Seneca's summer enrolment. Education as an investment, not a cost. How little colleges depend on taxpayer support, with illustration. A few examples to show how Seneca's training expertise is valued and sought after at home and abroad. Colleges in the business of international training. Business training, but not in a vacuum, and how that is so. A look at the fastest-growing occupations in Ontario. The secret to Seneca's success with industry. The speaker's belief that we don't need more private training institutions, as suggested by the Metropolitan Board of Trade, and why he believes that. Business and students demanding more of the colleges today. Judging publicly funded institutions on outcomes. Colleges welcoming more accountability. Shrinking resources and implications thereof. Some predictions with regard to post-secondary institutions. Seneca College's association with York University. Contemplating a future of more strategic alliances and relationships. Putting education front and centre on the business agenda. How to institutionalise shared responsibility and force it to happen. Some suggestions. Competing for the international arena. Seneca, in the business of developing global careers.