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  • Jeff Summers
    August 07, 2013 - 08:53

    If Academy Canada would pay their instructors the college would have no problem recruiting. Previously, I worked at Academy Canada and the only way one will make a descent pay cheque is if you work 9 hrs of instruction per day for a 45 hr. week. When in reality a teaching position is 30 hrs per week. There is no prep time allotted for an instructor. Now I here Mr. Loder crying and offering a $1000.00 bonus . Pay your instructors mate and this situation would not be occurring. Thanks JS

  • Danny
    August 06, 2013 - 16:41

    Interesting way of recruiting instructors... I guess the truly qualified ones know better then to go to Academy Canada. I do appreciate the reminder however, Academy Canada. I'll continue to shred any applications that come my way that indicate training at your "college"

  • Carlos
    August 06, 2013 - 12:48

    I have taught at a number of post-secondary instiutions in Canada and the US over the past 25 years, so yes, I am something of a expert, or at least more of one than you. It has been well established that students from private instiutions are nowhere as well trained since the profit margin is the overriding concern. If they want cheap, non-union staff, then there is going to be a trade-off. But doing things on the cheap and calling it "fiscal prudence" while private companies make the dosh is the Conservative way.

    • a business man
      August 07, 2013 - 07:37

      As someone who is invested in private career colleges, I will say this: I certainly care about more about having cheap, non-union staff than I do about the well being of my students. I don't actually teach any courses at my private institutions (I do lecture at a larger university), and really do not care about the well being of the students. That said, private institutions are highly regulated by the government, and there are learning objectives that have to be met. Make no mistake, I meet every standard that I am required to do so. Lets also be clear. I follow the rules no because I care about the students, but because I want to continue to be permitted to make money off their education. It is possible to do things cheap, and still get them done. I certainly know that there is more that my institution could teach the students, but the government is not pay for those things, so they are not getting taught. We teach everything that we are required to, and we do it well. Again, I am profit minded; I have no interests in exceeding standards because I am paid to meet standards.

  • carogers
    August 06, 2013 - 09:29

    CARLOS- Why comment if your not interested in the recruiting effort to fill these positions? If you are capable of "teaching" and are being recruited by colleges from, "around the world" then take their offer...What makes you an authority on post secondary education institutions? Frankly with your negative unprofessional attitude, I would not consider you an appropriate person to "teach" young people. Your skill as a trades person is only ONE consideration your attitude however is a barrier to employment as a person of influence to young workers.

  • scary thought these private schools teaching ABE
    August 06, 2013 - 09:02

    they take a fellow off the streets to teach a course; they used to take former students one time; few years back; who graduated from their programs just years earlier and make them teachers of the same program and teaching assistants; wicked what these private schools can do; and do; are there any standards of education and program quality; whats going on here

  • Carlos
    August 06, 2013 - 08:47

    WIth real trades colleges hiring around the world, why would I undersell my skills to teach at the MacDonalds of trades schools? Besides, I don't look good in a paper hat.