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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ontario Tech welcomes province’s investment in bridging the skills gap

Ontario Tech's programs support reskilling and upskilling opportunities necessitated by the ever-changing job market

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Change in the digital age affects every job sector, from banking and retail, to health care, hospitality and non-profit. Economic and technological forces are disrupting the labour market, requiring displaced workers to retool their skill sets to stay employable.

Ontario Tech University is positioned as a post-secondary leader in the development and delivery of new high-quality, short-duration programs to help students, new graduates and non-traditional learners enhance their job readiness skills and improve employment prospects.

The Province of Ontario’s new $59.5-million investment in micro- credential programs speaks to Ontario Tech’s commitment to a re-imagined learning approach, exemplified through flexible and adaptable work-relevant professional development opportunities that provide more choices to more people as they navigate changes in their careers.

By offering a range of verifiable ‘stackable’ certifications and digital credentials that are learner-centered, Ontario Tech is a vital connector between employers and learners seeking rapid-training options. For more information, contact microcredentials@ontariotechu.ca.

The university also recently mobilized Ontario Tech Talent, its skills-development and job-readiness enterprise led by Executive Director and strategist Rachel Sumner. Ontario Tech Talent will engage with students, alumni, industry and community partners. For more information, contact talent@ontariotechu.ca.

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“Ontario Tech is the university of the future: modern, forward-thinking, and open to new and emerging ideas. We’re enabling innovative and relevant skill sets, while building life-long partnerships with our students, alumni and industry. Ontario Tech welcomes the province’s investment in bridging the skills gap to help address the shifting supply-and-demand curves of the labour market. Ontario Tech’s foundation in the ethical application of new technologies and the development of micro-credential programming make our university a vital contributor to the province’s economic recovery.”
-Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University, and Co-Chair of eCampus Ontario