Humber Named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning has been named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2011 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., as part of its annual competition. Recognized employers are considered Canada's leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations.

Humber is one of Canada's largest and most dynamic postsecondary institutions. The college attracts and retains employees through a strong commitment to their personal and professional development, competitive compensation and health benefits, and its commitment to building an inclusive environment and positive workplace culture.

"We are thrilled to be named as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. Every employee shares in this recognition and we will continue to work hard to ensure they have the opportunities and resources they need for job success," said Deb McCarthy, associate vice president, HR Services. "Humber supports all employees in pursuing their personal and professional goals. Faculty and staff work together to provide our students, and each other, with an inspiring and innovative learner-centered environment."

Humber was selected as a Top Employer for Young People based on information provided to Mediacorp as part of the college's submission for consideration as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and through Mediacorp's own research.

Each winner is evaluated by Canada's Top 100 Employers editors on the programs they have to attract and retain younger workers. These include tuition assistance, co-op or work-study programs, mentorship and training programs, and bonuses paid for course or professional designation completion. Other criteria include the employer's career management program, the composition and profile of the workforce.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves more than 22,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path. Our 150 full-time programs include four-year bachelor's degrees, two and three-year diplomas, one and two-year certificates, and apprenticeship training.  As a founding member of Polytechnics Canada, Humber offers students the opportunity to participate in applied research projects that find solutions for issues confronting small and medium-sized enterprises. Humber is one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges as identified by the League for Innovation, and the League's only Canadian board member. Humber finished first in its class in the highly regarded Community College Survey of Student Engagement in 2009 in each of four categories, including Active and Collaborative Learning, Student Effort, Academic Challenge and Student-Faculty Interaction. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

SOURCE Humber Institute of Technology

For further information:

Andrew Leopold
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 4296 / 416.518.8989
andrew.leopold@humber.ca

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