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Brampton exploring additional options for postsecondary education

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Published on October 06, 2019 with No Comments

 In line with the Term of Council Priorities, the City of Brampton is continuing to pursue options for the establishment of a university in Brampton. Brampton City Council unanimously took another step in seeking solutions to increased postsecondary education offerings in Brampton.

City staff will explore options for establishing a Brampton University, including the following:
• Public-private partnerships to develop, build and maintain buildings that would house a Brampton University and potential student housing
• Advocacy efforts at the Provincial and Federal levels of government to obtain support for a Brampton University
• Establish a business case and programming possibilities that reflect the demands of current and future employers.

“The Province is prepared to listen and support new postsecondary models that are accountable, prioritize students, and focus on training for jobs that employers need filled. We will work with all qualified parties to bring more postsecondary options to Brampton that meet the needs of our residents, students, businesses and community, helping to create a City of Opportunities,” said Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampto.
The City remains committed to building long-term relationships with existing postsecondary partners, including Ryerson University, Algoma University and Sheridan College. These are all recognized and well-respected institutions that are continually investing and growing in Brampton, bringing new program options for residents. Progress on these relationships have led to key successes, including:
• Establishment of Chang School for Continuing Education courses in City Hall’s West Tower
• Announcement of the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst – to operate out of City Hall
• Continued expansion of Algoma University’s physical footprint and program offering in downtown Brampton
• Working towards an agreement with Ryerson University for collaboration in the City’s co-working/incubator space downtown
“Brampton is the most vibrant, dynamic, and fastest-growing community in Ontario. There is no better place in our beloved province to raise a family and pursue opportunities to get ahead. Education will continue to be a major driver of our city’s success in the future, and Brampton students are fortunate to have access to excellent opportunities to further their learning and advance their careers. I look forward to working with Parliamentary Assistant David Piccini and his team at the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities to continue thoughtful discussions with the City of Brampton on their university proposal,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Member of Provincial Parliament, Brampton South and Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction.


 

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