College Students Pleased With Credit Transfer Announcement

TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - College students across Ontario are pleased with the provincial government's recently announced promise to foster a credit transfer system for Ontario, phased in through the next five years.  The College Student Alliance (CSA) will continue its efforts to work with the post secondary sector to ensure a robust and transparent transfer system is implemented in a manner that continues to benefit students each year.

"We have advocated for a credit transfer system for nearly a decade," explains Justin Fox, CSA President. Fox adds, "Many people and many organizations have worked tirelessly to bring this into existence. They all deserve credit for their work.

The duplication of prior learning and its associated time and costs often act as a deterrent to continuing one's learning. Following the integration of a fully operational transfer system, access barriers will be eliminated. In turn this will better allow students to reach their full learning capacity. With a strong credit transfer system students will save time and money, and gain a practical and theoretical skill-set as they enter the workforce.

"We believe a credit transfer system is a necessary ingredient to ensure we get maximum potential out of our future's workforce," states Jim Robeson, Director of Advocacy.

Today is a celebratory day for post-secondary students in Ontario. It is crucial that credit transfer remain at the forefront of Ontario's efforts to enhance the marketability of our graduates and enhance the province's global economic competitiveness.

"CSA hopes the credit transfer system will support students continuing their education by establishing how achieved learning outcomes appropriately fit into their new programs of choice," says Fox.

The CSA remains committed to cooperating and working with the post-secondary sector and government to further develop this important initiative. 

The College Student Alliance (CSA) is an advocacy and leadership organization, which has been proudly serving Ontario's college and college-university students since 1975. The CSA currently represents 17 colleges and 25 member councils with over 135,000 full-time student members throughout the province.

SOURCE College Student Alliance

For further information:

Justin Fox
College Student Alliance
T: 519-972-2727, ext. 4524
C: 519-566-7211

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