Career colleges play an important role, NACC executive says

CEMA’s president Kiumars Rezvanifar (left) thanked Serge Buy, following his presentation to members of the organization at a recent monthly meeting.

CEMA’s president Kiumars Rezvanifar (left) thanked Serge Buy, following his presentation to members of the organization at a recent monthly meeting.

In his address to members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association, Serge Buy, chief executive officer of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), said that working with the ethnic media in Canada is very important.

“Career colleges play an important role,” Buy said, adding that they provide condensed training for newcomers to Canada.

“Students choose regulated career colleges for specialized training and unique programs,” the NACC executive said. “We are proud of the role our colleges play in Canada’s education system.”

He also said that internships through the training programs offered by career colleges enable newcomers to overcome the issue of Canadian work experience, which is often a barrier for some newcomers to Canada.

“International students who attend Canada’s regulated career colleges deserve fair and equal treatment,” Buy said. “And that includes access to the post-graduate work permit..

He also said: “In light of recent immigration concerns south of the border, Canada needs to ensure that all eligible international post-secondary students are welcomed to this country and have equal access to the benefits of living and studying here.”

The National Association of Career Colleges, established in 1896, says it is the oldest post-secondary education association in Canada.

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