ON expands investment into micro-credentials fund, announces intended changes to ARIO Act 


The Government of Ontario recently announced a $5M investment through the Micro-Credentials Challenge Fund to help institutions create more industry-relevant micro-credentials. The second round of funding will provide eligible postsecondary institutions with up to $50K to develop or expand rapid training programs. ON Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop indicated that the funds will help to bridge the gap between PSE and employers by “equip[ping] learners with the specific skills employers are looking for.” ON also recently announced its intention to update the legislation around the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) Act, which would broaden the scope of research to help the agri-food sector implement new technologies and innovative techniques.  

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