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Growing together: ACC & MITT sign MOU

Growing together: ACC & MITT sign MOU

Written On: 30 November, 2015
Category: Academic Partnerships Provincial

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU opens the door for ACC and MITT to more formally collaborate, which will accelerate the pace at which new and existing program partnerships can be discussed and implemented.

Paul Holden, the President and CEO of MITT said during the signing that "There's never been a more pivotal time for educational institutions to work together to develop new, relevant and integrated programs; to create better outcomes for students, for employers, and for Manitoba. With 75,000 new people likely to join the provincial work force by 2025, the need to develop relevant training for the next generation is absolutely critical. Assiniboine and MITT recognize this need and we're actively working in sync to prepare the workforce of tomorrow for the workplace of tomorrow."

The MOU aims to improve student transfer opportunities as well as develop a range of new growth initiatives, including: joint program development and delivery, better capacity utilization, provincial economic growth opportunities and initiatives to increase the number of international students at both institutions.

Both ACC and MITT are known for developing quality programs which are responsive to Manitoba’s changing labour market. Starting with college program entry in September 2016, the multi-year agreement creates increased pathways for both MITT and ACC students to transfer into programs at either college.

The MOU will initiate dialogue on joint delivery of programs such as Early Childcare Education and Welding. The MOU will also explore common program areas between MITT and ACC such as health care related training and will determine if these areas could benefit from co-location.  The two institutions will explore collaboration in the delivery of the Mature High School Diploma program incorporating vocational and technical course credits.

“Assiniboine Community College is delighted to partner with MITT in this innovative agreement which will further opportunities for our students. This cost-effective approach to providing training will allow increased opportunity and great flexibility for our students,” said Mark Frison, President of Assiniboine. “We look forward to the future possibilities that signing this MOU allows.” 

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