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What’s Making the News in Post-Secondary Education

You want fries with that diploma? Ontario students can skip class for the first year of their business program if they opt for on-the-job training from McDonald’s. According to this Globe and Mail article, McDonald’s training is now a path to a college diploma, the burger giant and Colleges Ontario have negotiated a deal which allows students to supersize their fast-food management training toward a college diploma. Under the agreement, manager-in-training employees at McDonald’s could parachute into the second year of a business program at Ontario colleges. While this could be seen as a breakthrough, the scheme follows a similar project with the British Columbia Institute of Technology.