More than 80 per cent of Ontario college students working 6 months after graduation: KPIs

More than 80 per cent of college students across Ontario found a job within six months of graduation, according to the most recent stats, proving once again that college is a great choice to prepare you for the working world. 

Colleges Ontario Open New Browser Window released its 2018 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on November 19 and they show 86 per cent of college grads were working six months after they completed their program. The KPIs also measure satisfaction rates among students, graduates and employers. 

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"Our career-focused programs provide an excellent pathway to employment," said Linda Franklin, President and CEO of Colleges Ontario. "In this increasingly competitive economy, Ontario college graduates enter the workforce with the professional expertise that is valued by employers." 

Strong employment and employer rate for George Brown, but still work to do 

George Brown College’s graduate employment rate and employer satisfaction rates remained high, at 82 per cent and 91 per cent respectively. But after a challenging fall term in 2017, George Brown President Anne Sado said there’s work to do to ensure student satisfaction rates are improved. 

“Moving the dial on the many aspects of student satisfaction is a continuous process," Sado said. “KPIs are one of many sources of data that we use in identifying opportunities to innovate and improve the experiences of our students, employees, and sector partners.  Using data thoughtfully will remain core to our planning in the year ahead.”