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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 fully prepped to support province’s new OSAP micro-credential program initiative

Software and Informatics Research Centre at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location.
Software and Informatics Research Centre at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location.

Are you ready to upskill and reskill for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow? Ontario Tech University is the place to explore a wide range of micro-credentials: various rapid-training online programs that help people retrain and upgrade their skills to find new employment opportunities.

Ontario Tech envisions a future where it’s normal for adult learners to occasionally come back to campus long after they graduate to update their skills.  

On March 18, the Ontario government announced an expansion to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) to include nearly 600 micro-credential programs, ensuring loans and grants will be available to more learners.

Short-duration micro-credentials are customized to meet the needs of learners at their own pace: in isolation one at a time, or packaged together alongside degrees, diplomas and certificates. They document and certify skills with employers through verifiable digital badges, carried in a virtual ‘backpack’, stored in the cloud.

Students have the option of using the backpack built into their Ontario Tech mobile app, making it easy for learners to see their badges, show them, and share them with prospective employers.

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“Ontario Tech University recognizes lifelong learning as a key to employability. We address the skills gap through a ‘re-imagined learning’ approach that includes flexible and stackable micro-credential programs that are competency-based and focused on specific criteria defined and approved by industry. Ontario Tech welcomes the province’s initiative to expand the OSAP program to generate greater micro-credential access for more learners.”
-Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University