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
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:
College Student Alliance
T: 519-972-2727, ext. 4524