Algonquin College joins Polytechnics Canada



    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Polytechnics Canada is pleased to welcome
Algonquin College to its national membership.
    Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa was accepted
as a full member of Polytechnics Canada at the Annual General Meeting of the
membership in Oakville last week. With the addition of Algonquin College,
Polytechnics Canada now represents eight polytechnic institutions across
Canada.
    "We are pleased that Algonquin has chosen to join Polytechnics Canada,"
said association CEO, Nobina Robinson. "Algonquin College's leadership in
applied research, adult skills upgrading, apprenticeship and newcomer
integration and will greatly strengthen our association's commitment to
promoting the value of a polytechnic education for Canada's economic and
social development."
    Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is located in the
nation's capital and the Ottawa Valley and is one of the largest colleges in
Ontario. Algonquin is a leader in the integration of technology into all
aspects of learning. Algonquin College has a diverse population of more than
16,000 fulltime students in more than 140 programs and is committed to student
success.

    Polytechnics Canada is an alliance of eight large, internationally
recognized post-secondary institutions committed to producing career-ready
graduates who combine critical thinking with theoretical understanding and
practical competence. The other members of Polytechnics Canada are: BCIT, SAIT
Polytechnic, Conestoga College, George Brown College, Humber College, Sheridan
Institute and Seneca College.




For further information:

For further information: Ken Doyle, Director of Policy Polytechnics
Canada, (613) 688-0690, kdoyle@polytechnicscanada.ca;
http://www.algonquincollege.com, http://www.polytechnicscanada.ca/

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