Polytechnics Canada

Fanshawe - proud member of Polytechnics Canada

As one of Ontario's largest colleges, Fanshawe is a proud member of Polytechnics Canada - a national association of Canada's leading institutes of technology and colleges. Along with universities and community colleges, members of Polytechnics Canada train highly qualified and skilled workers and deliver a range of innovation solutions for employers.

Offering advanced educational credentials, including bachelor's degrees, diplomas and certificates, Fanshawe is an ideal fit for the polytechnic model. At the same time, Fanshawe strengthens the Polytechnics Canada mission in policy advocacy, because it is an innovative and transformative institution.

The polytechnic model is well known internationally, underscoring a world of possibilities, as Fanshawe attracts students from more than 80 countries every year, through more than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs, and apprenticeship training.

From the perspective of Fanshawe’s Centre for Research and Innovation, being a member of Polytechnics Canada elevates the College voice at the national level, while also strengthening its network of partnerships. Across many streams with a powerful applied research agenda and rich tech-based trades and apprenticeship programs, Fanshawe is preparing today's students for the jobs of tomorrow.

Located in Canada's key economic regions, the members of Polytechnics Canada are: British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), SAIT, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Red River College, Fanshawe, Conestoga, Sheridan, Humber, George Brown, Seneca, and Algonquin Colleges.

Polytechnics Canada background

Polytechnics Canada is the voice of leading research-intensive, publicly funded polytechnics, colleges and institutes of technology, and is dedicated to helping colleges and industry create jobs for tomorrow. A polytechnic education combines the practical approach of a college education and the depth of study usually associated with a university program. The competitive advantage of a polytechnic education for graduates is the seamless transition from education to employment, fostered by experiential learning opportunities.