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St. Lawrence College comes out ahead in Key Performance Indicators

2014-04-15

St. Lawrence College outperformed the province in all of the latest Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).  With a Graduate Employment Rate of 88.2 per cent, well ahead of the provincial rate of 83.4 per cent, St. Lawrence College continues to excel at preparing graduates for their chosen careers.

“Putting ‘Students First’ is one of our core values at the College,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “We are committed to providing our students with the educational experience and supports that ensure their success and these KPI results confirm that we are doing a great job.”

St. Lawrence College excelled with our Employer Satisfaction rate, at 94.6 per cent, which is above the provincial rate of 92.2 per cent. “This reaffirms to us that our College is preparing our graduates well for the workforce and that their employers are very satisfied with their performance. Ensuring academic excellence and student success are key elements of our College’s mission, and the fact that employers give our graduates such high marks is very encouraging,” Vollebregt said.

St. Lawrence College also scored ahead of the provincial averages in the following areas:

82.7 per cent in Graduate Satisfaction (provincial rate: 80.1 per cent)
80.6 per cent in Student Satisfaction (provincial rate: 76.3 per cent) 

Moving forward, Ontario should take the important step to allow colleges to offer three-year degrees. Currently, many of the three-year advanced diplomas awarded by the colleges are already aligned with the baccalaureate standards in Ontario, and the rest of the world, according to Vollebregt. “Allowing SLC and all colleges to offer three-year degrees would go a long way in strengthening the workforce and allowing more people access to post-secondary education.”

Since 1998, the provincial KPIs have been gathered annually by two independent research firms for the colleges and for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The most recent data was collected from March 2013 to February 2014.

Provincial KPI results are available at www.collegesontario.org.

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 345 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our online and continuing education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

Media Contact:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451