Assiniboine graduates playing integral role in provincial growth

Assiniboine Community College graduates continue to excel when it comes to employment outcomes.

The college’s latest annual Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Survey indicates that 94 per cent of Assiniboine graduates have jobs, more than three-quarters of which are permanent.

The survey also shows that the average annual salary is just over $44,300.

“One of the key takeaways from this is the fact that Assiniboine graduates are contributing positively to the Manitoba economy,” said President Mark Frison. “We know that 91 per cent of those who graduated this past year are actively working in a career related to their field of study.”

The college continues to work closely with representatives from industry and partners in government to adapt to the changing needs of the environment.

“Our programs are responsive to the labour market, and curriculum renewal is something we do continuously,” said Deanna Rexe, Vice-President Academic. “Our Instructors approach the course work by combining theory with practical experience, and presenting students with opportunities to foster industry connections while in school.”

Frison noted that 93 per cent of recent graduates chose to stay in Manitoba following their studies. This number remains consistent from surveys in previous years.The college has an annual provincial economic impact of $613 million.

The survey also concluded that that 96 per cent of graduates would recommend Assiniboine Community College to a friend or family member.

The survey was conducted earlier this year by Probe Research Inc. and included responses from those who graduated between July 2015 and June 2016.