The following commentary by COU President and CEO Bonnie M. Patterson was published in the Toronto Star on April 13, 2015
Re: Post-secondary education needs a shakeup, Ontario April 6
Ken Coates’ assertion that Canadian universities are producing too many unemployable university graduates as reported by Carol Goar is simply incorrect. Canadian universities are producing graduates who have the highest rates of employment and earnings of any educational cohort.
Since 2008, there were 865,000 net new jobs for university graduates, compared to 435,000 for college and trades graduates, while a total of 510,000 jobs were lost for those with no postsecondary education.
University graduates are obtaining high-quality, full-time jobs after graduation…