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SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada
OTTAWA, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, praised Polytechnics Canada for equipping students with in-demand skills for today's economy.
Minister Kenney congratulated Polytechnics for their input that led to the creation of the Canada Apprentice Loan in Economic Action Plan 2014 and the commitment to promote the use of apprentices in government building and maintenance contracts. Minister Kenney also congratulated Polytechnics on the high employment rate of their students, with 90 percent finding jobs within 6 months of graduation.
"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. Polytechnics Canada is a leader in preparing students for the jobs in-demand in today's economy. Through measures like the Canada Apprentice Loan, Canada Job Grant, and apprenticeship grants the Government of Canada is helping Canadians get well-paying jobs and helping employers get the skilled workforce they need."
-The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development
"Polytechnics Canada is pleased that Minister Kenney championed our ideas for improving supports to apprentices, leading to the creation of the Canada Apprentice Loan in the recent federal budget. Our annual conference at Algonquin College is a policy-focused and forward-looking event, designed to prompt our members and our partners to think about the solutions polytechnic education generates for employers and learners across the country."
– Nobina Robinson, CEO of Polytechnics Canada
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