Ontario Colleges, a Pathway to Success

Hosted by the Education Foundation of CPAC and sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada, CPAC Education Day is the largest education related event in GTA’s Chinese Community. The main purpose of this annual event is to provide newcomer families with information on the Canadian education system and related services, helping students and parents succeed in their new life in Canada. Since its inception 6 years ago, this event has provided over 10,000 student and parents with practical information about education in this country.

The 7th CPAC Education Day will be held on October 25th, 2014 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel (600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill ON L4B 1B2). About forty schools and education related service providers are expected to attend this year’s event to let you have a face-to-face communication chance to the school representatives. A keynote presentation shared by a Harvard student plus eight breakout session workshops and a full day drop-in student forum hosted by post-secondary student’s associations are all tailored to the needs of parents and students. Catering to the increasing interest in adult education, this year’s Education Day will also provide related information and workshop to mature students seeking a second career or look to upgrading their skills to reach their goals.

Why are Canadian college programs so popular? Why are so many new immigrants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree finding that a college program is a good way to connect them with employment? Why are university students with Canadian university degrees heading back to study in college again?  Come join us at this panel presentation on 2014 CPAC Education Day presented by three representatives from the renowned colleges:

Ontario Colleges, a Pathway to Success

Carly Lepoutre, Centennial College

Joshua Li, George Brown College

Kelly Winger, Seneca College

A college education can be the pathway to the future. Whether students are just out of high school or coming to Canada, from overseas with existing credentials, college may be the best way to help students reach career goals. This session invites representatives from three of the top colleges in the city to discuss the similarities and differences between a college and an university education, and address the unique features in college education, including emphasis on examples of live labs, experiential learning and co-operative education.

Carly Lepoutre:  A graduate of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and avid softball player Carly has been a leader in hosing varsity events at the University and eventually becoming an assistant coach in her final year of study. It is at SFU that she became passionate about becoming involved with a post-secondary institution; specifically the students that are transitioning out of high school, help students find their way through what can be a very over whelming time of their lives!  She has travelled around the world with her softball team all over the world, including as far away as Australia, Cuba and Hawaii.

Joshua Li has over 10 years of student recruitment, student advising and project research/management experience in the postsecondary education sector in Ontario. At George Brown College, works closely with internationally-educated newcomers and their children, through many community services and newcomer organizations, such as COSTI, Skills for Change, YMCA and CPAC Joshua is a 3-time nominee and the winner of “2010 George Brown College Staff Achievement Award”.

Kelly Winger is a student recruitment officer at Seneca College.  Her focus at Seneca is on the recruitment of internationally-educated professionals and mature students, as well as the promotion of post-graduate studies.

(Note: Contents and details of breakout sessions are subject to change without notice.)

CPAC Education Day 2014 is open to the public. Admission is free. Online registration is available at:  http://cpac2014eday.eventbrite.com/.

Facts about the 7th CPAC Education Day:

Date:               Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time:               10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:         Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

600 HWY-7 E Richmond Hill, Ontario

Get complimentary tickets at: http://cpac2014eday.eventbrite.com

Enquiries:       office@cpac-canada.ca; 416-298-7885 Ext. 101

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