October 26, 2016 Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Ontario is expanding access to post-secondary education in Milton and Brampton, and supporting students with new learning options in their communities.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced the province's plans to create new university-led post-secondary sites in both Brampton and Milton focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
The government will launch a call for proposals in January 2017, and Ontario universities will be encouraged to work in partnership with local communities, business, and other institutions to develop innovative proposals for the new sites. More access to post-secondary education, closer to home, will help develop Ontario's highly skilled workforce by increasing experiential learning opportunities, helping students acquire the talent and skills for the knowledge economy, and encouraging partnerships in high-demand fields.