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CIODive's recent Workforce Trendline Report explores the growing shortage of tech talent. Here are some interesting take aways: All companies are becoming tech companies - technology is being used to augment all manner of businesses and this has drastically increased the demand for tech talent. This...

Federal student debt now exceeds $17 billion, and the government regularly writes off millions in defaulted loans. Government reports indicate the cost of postsecondary education have risen well in excess of wage growth and inflation in the last 10 years. In short, education is becoming increasingly un-affordable,...

Despite rising youth unemployment rates, a recent CBC study finds that university education still sets up youth for greater long-term financial success. University education still puts graduates out ahead in the long-term. Post-secondary grads are struggling to find relevant full-time work initially after graduation, but end...

The Olde Mill art gallery in Schomberg paired up two internationally renowned artists with Western student, Alexandria Hesketh-Pavilons, to help her fund-raise for a mission trip to Rawanda. "What’s more important than the classroom experience is cultural engagement," Hesketh-Pavilons said, noting they will spend time together outside...

New skilled trades apprenticeships opportunities in Northern Ontario remove post-secondary education requirements for apprenticeship programs. This initiative promotes easier entry into skilled trades in regions with talent shortages and allows candidates to complete training opportunities and courses while on placement. The program focuses on indigenous...