Smart Education in Canada : Results Show 89 Per Cent of Confederation College Graduates Find Employment within Six Months

Confederation College continues to provide an effective route into the workforce as results show 89 per cent of its recent graduates found employment within six months of graduation.

The graduate employment rate is one of the annual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Ontario’s colleges that were released Wednesday. Confederation’s score puts it in the number two spot for the province. Confederation College has been in first or second position in this area for the past few years...

Another highlight for Confederation is the significant increase seen in the graduate rate, to 65.9 per cent, putting it just above the provincial average for the first time in many years. This is an area that receives a continued effort for improvement.

Other results for Confederation show that more than 88 per cent of employers were either satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of graduates they hired. As well, 83.6 per cent of college graduates and 78.1 per cent of students were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their education.

“We are pleased with the results and the consistency we have shown in the past five years,” said Jim Madder, President of Confederation College. “We continue to perform at or above provincial levels in all areas and see ourselves within the top third of all Ontario Colleges. These scores validate the good work our faculty and staff are doing.”

The provincial government and the colleges have been gathering the annual data on college results since 1998. The most recent KPIs were gathered by two independent research firms in the period from March 2014 to February 2015.

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 8,800 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 805 full and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $411.2 million annually.

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