POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION IN FRENCH OFFERED IN CSW : COLLÈGE BORÉAL MAINTAINS ITS COMMITMENT

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION IN FRENCH OFFERED IN CSW : COLLÈGE BORÉAL MAINTAINS ITS COMMITMENT

Sudbury, October 24, 2013 – Collège Boréal welcomes the Action Plan launched today by the Government of Ontario aiming to increase the number of post-secondary programs offered in French in Central-Southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area.

This plan is perfectly aligned with the contributions, successes and growth experienced by the college since 2002, when the Government gave the institution the mandate to provide French language college education to communities in this region. Since Collège Boréal opened its doors in Toronto at 1 Yonge St., the number of students enrolled has grown by roughly 20 per cent. Investments and program development in French at the college have allowed the number of programs to increase by 72 per cent.

For the President of Collège Boréal, Pierre Riopel, this significant increase is directly linked to a more diversified offer of programs and better access to French language educational opportunities in the region. “We are truly privileged to be well-established in Toronto as well as present in more than 15 other access points in Barrie, Hamilton, London, Niagara (Welland), Windsor and Mississauga. We are proud to maintain our commitment to the Government of Ontario throughout the entire CSW region, to our students and the entire community. We will continue to grow, building upon our well-known accomplishments and successes, ” indicates Mr. Riopel.

Collège Boréal will be celebrating 20 years of existence in 2015; through the years, it has continually contributed to the growth of French post-secondary education both in Northern Ontario and the Central-Southwestern regions of the province. Still the first and only training establishment officially designated under the French Language Services Act in Central-Southwest Ontario, Collège Boréal plans to continue to collaborate with a number of participants in the post-secondary education sector in order to contribute to the continued expansion of the already growing list of programs available in French.

Highest graduation rate and graduate satisfaction rate across Ontario!

For the 12th time in 13 years, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation rate of Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology, and also attained for the 9th time in 12 years the highest graduate satisfaction rate of all these Anglophone and Francophone community colleges. Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario communities.

 

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