Former students of many of Ontario’s private career colleges are demanding that the government take a look at the system as it currently operates, and perhaps bring some regulation into the mix.
Ontario currently spends $200-million in grants and loans to students every year, and is planning to increase the amount of available funds.
Annual student fees range between $10,000 to $20,000. However, only 50% of career college graduates end up landing a job in the field they studied. Students from publicly funded colleges fair much better at about 80%.
Former students have highlighted uninterested professors whose lessons simply require students to read chapters from a textbook out loud.
Read more about this issue here in the Globe & Mail.