Presentation on theme: "Update Student Partnership Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Update Student Partnership Program Association of Canadian Community CollegesThe National and International Voice of Canada’s Colleges and InstitutesUpdate Student Partnership ProgramDominique Van de MaeleAssociation of Canadian Community CollegesCanada India Education CouncilTorontoOctober 6, 2011
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4 1.1. Who is ACCC ?National & International voice of Canada’s 150 Public Post-Secondary institutions of Applied Learning and Applied Research: Advanced Skills for EmploymentMandate: Advocacy, Sharing and Coordination:A One door entry into decentralized systemCommunity Colleges, Univ. Colleges, Cégeps, Institutes of Technology (Polytechnics), Institutes, Universities.1.5 million learnersMulticultural & open to the world70 employees at the Secretariat4
6 Advanced Skills for Employment Common ValuesReflects the Diversity of its CommunityAccessible to All who want to LearnFocused on its Learners and their SuccessClosely connected to EmployersApplied Learning & ResearchOpen to the worldAdvanced Skills for Employment
7 Indicators of success 90% graduates = job within 6 months 93% employers = satisfied with graduates22% learners with university degrees / studiesCanadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB): SMEs need 7 college grads for every 3 university grads in this decade;Working in twenty+ countries around the world to transfer and adapt the Canadian College Education for Employment approach.
8 Programs (1) 2 and 3 year diplomas: Applied degrees: to train technicians, technologists, mid-level managers and service providers:level often neglected in most countries, leading to systemic unemployment and lack of productivity;Applied degrees:like University Bachelor Degrees but with an applied focus in a particular fieldExample among many: Bachelor of Applied Technology in Industrial Design; Bachelor of Applied Technology in Construction Science & Mgm’t; Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
9 Programs (2) Post graduate certificates and diplomas: More specialized and focused on current industry practices leading to high employability of graduates;University degrees or college diplomas are required to be eligible in the post-graduate programsVery popular among increasing # of international university graduates who cannot find jobs because of their lack of hands-on experienceExample: Large numbers of Indian students studying at Canadian colleges & institutes in these Post-Graduate offerings at Canadian colleges and institutes.
10 Programs (3) Joint college/university diplomas/degrees: 2 years college + 2 years UniversitySmaller classes at the beginningMore applied and more practical with opportunities for placements with industry while at collegeOften lower cost than university aloneExamples:Cité Collégiale & Université d’Ottawa (Communications)Chinese students taking ESL upgrading, first two years of a joint diploma-degree at colleges then to university.
11 Applied Research and Innovation Mostly done in response to needs of SMEs and must involve students of the college;Initially based on the Centres de transfert de technologie model in Quebec ;Involves solving challenges by innovating in production or service processes mostly;Several possibilities for joint initiatives with international partners: joint applied research;Can also attract good # of international students.Ex.: Creation of 3D Game for Ontario House at the Vancouver Olympics of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in partnership with Toronto-Based Spatial View Inc
12 An International Partner Matchmaker We can facilitate overseas institutions in finding appropriate Canadian college partners:several list serves (ex: VP, Deans of IT, Deans of Health, International coordinators, by sector, etc.)bringing stakeholders together (ex: Fora in Brazil, Vietnam, Canada, etc. + annual conferences)providing training and orientation (ex: hosting delegations in Canada to visit various campuses, delivering tailored training programs or workshops, etc.)leading Canadian college visits overseasparticipating in international education fairsassisting in developing or strengthening colleges and TVET systems overseas (ex: Education for Employment program)
13 Partnership and international student recruitment Effective approach to international student recruitment:institutional partnerships and agreementsAdvantages:Less reliance on recruiting agents as partnering institutions can select students themselvesInternational students can still apply to Canadian institutions using SPPACCC can support matchmaking when neededReciprocity can provide opportunities for Canadian students to study abroadWin Win Win and Win scenario
15 1.2. ContextMany exciting programs / Applied research / partnership opportunitiesIncreasing # students wanting to study abroadACCC and colleges/institutes’ efforts to internationalizeYET:Persisting visa issue:Low rates of acceptance of international students applying for student visas for all of our programs is a real blockage;
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17 What is SPP? When was it implemented? Main objectives:Increase approval rates for study permit applications destined to participating collegesEnsure program integrity and minimize migration violationsPilot ACCC - CIC India implemented in 2009Became regular program in 2010Was extended in 2011
18 What results were achieved?(1) YYYReceived4,4215,65713,299Approved1,5034,2439,176Refused2,9181,4144,123Approval rate34%75%69%Note: Y (Year) refers to CIC 2010 statistics that includes September 2010 cohort and January 2011 cohort
19 What results were achieved?(2) 200820092010SPP Colleges1,5034,2439,176orangeOther6757461,322whiteUniversity10161,3981,754greenNote: SY (School Year) refers to CIC 2010 statistics that includes September 2010 cohort and January 2011 cohort
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21 3. Who participates in SPP? In Canada:Colleges, institutes, Cégeps, Polytechnics, and Universities members of ACCCTotal 20 college/institute participants inTotal 39 college/institute participants inTotal 43 college/institute participants inNo possibility to increase the current number of 43 forList of 43 colleges/institutes on CIC site: inde/visas/StudentPartnersProgram_ProgrammePartenairesEtudiants- Nov09.aspx?view=dACCC is discussing with CIC about the possibility of increasing the number in
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23 4. How does SPP work? Administered by CIC with ACCC as advisory Open to Indian nationals onlyStudents apply to a participating college not to SPPStudents considered if they meet specific criteria (see checklist)Application submission at the discretion of each participating collegeStudents must sign the consent declaration on the SPP checklist in order to be processed under this program
24 Medical exam ?Medical exam required for study program > 6 months; strongly recommended for < 6 monthsMay undergo upfront examinations and visit one of the Designated Medical Practitioners
25 Student Application Checklist Checklist available:0(SPP)%20Checklist.pdfApplication formOriginal PassportFamily information form & student questionnaire2 passport photographsLetter of acceptance from SPP institution in CanadaIELTS test results (overall band not less than 6.0)Photocopy of most recent diploma/certificate + mark sheetsCopy of receipts by SPP institution for tuition paymentCopy of Educational Loan from among list of acceptable Indian Chartered Bank = at least 80% of tuition + living +travel expenses for one academic year
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27 5. What is next? Now replicated in China Under discussion with Vietnam and Francophone West Africa;Can be expanded to other key areas.
28 Contacts Paul Brennan, Vice-President, International Partnerships Rudy Sabas,Manager, International Marketing,International PartnershipsDominique Van de Maele,Senior Program Officer, International Marketing,
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