Ontario Orders Closure of Private Career College



    Goodwin College Found To Be In Violation Of Private Career Colleges Act

    TORONTO, July 23 /CNW/ - A Toronto-based private career college has been
ordered to suspend its operations after violating the Private Career Colleges
Act, 2005.
    Goodwin College of Technology and Management Inc. cannot currently
operate as a private career college in Ontario. It cannot deliver vocational
programs or solicit or accept applications from students.
    The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' Superintendent of
Private Career Colleges ordered Goodwin College to cease operation in
July 2008. The Superintendent suspended the college's registration and removed
the college from Service Ontario's online listing
(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/searchpcc.html) of registered private
career colleges.
    To operate in Ontario, private career colleges must be registered and
have their programs approved by the Ministry under the Private Career Colleges
Act, 2005.
(http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_05p28_e.htm)
This Act ensures that the colleges meet certain standards for the programs
they offer, as well as for their advertising, refund policies, and instructor
qualifications.
    Goodwin College was registered as a private career college in October
2002. During an annual inspection, Ministry staff found that the college was
offering unapproved programs at its two Toronto campuses. The college was also
operating an unregistered campus in Mississauga.
    The Ministry is working to find alternative college placements for
students who enrolled in approved programs at Goodwin. Students with questions
about their training or their rights under the Private Career Colleges Act,
2005 can contact the Ministry at 416-314-0500.

    
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