Private training college legislation review
The provincial government is asking for input from current students and graduates of private training institutions. It’s part of a review of the ‘ Private Training Institutions Act and Regulations’.
Education minister Darin King provided details on the consultations as part of a ministerial review to ensure the legislation is current, relevant and effective. In addition to consultations with students and graduates, consultations are occurring through meetings with other stakeholders including private training institutions, funding agencies and professionals licensing bodies.
“ We want to ensure that the legislation for the private college sector allows for progress in the industry, while supporting quality programs and an appropriate level of protection for students’ investments.”
Mr. King said the review is relying on the input of those who have experience with private training institutions. Any current students or graduates of private training institutions are encouraged to attend a consultations session.
Four consultation sessions will be held in regions of the province where private training institutions now exist.
The schedule includes St. John’s today; Marystown (Marystown Hotel) tomorrow, July 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Grand Falls-Windsor July 27 and Corner Brook July 28.
Mr. King insisted “Input from those who have been educated through private training institutions is vital to this review process.”
The consultations will provide feedback on areas such as registrations of new institutions, monitoring, student protection, along with program and instructor approvals.