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This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and vocational institutes, language schools and other college level schools. This unit group also includes trainers who are employed by private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments to deliver internal training or development courses. College teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.
CEGEP teacher, college teacher, commercial art instructor, community college teacher, company trainer, computer training instructor, department chairperson – college, department head – CEGEP, firefighting instructor, language school instructor, teacher – institute of technology, teacher, legal assistant program, training officer – company, vocational institute teacher.
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
- Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
- Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
- Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
- Provide individualized tutorial/remedial instructions
- Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training
- Supervise teaching assistants
- May provide consultation services to government, business and other organizations
- May serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
These instructors specialize in particular fields or areas of study such as visual arts, dental hygiene, welding, engineering technology, policing, computer software, management and early childhood education.
Ottawa, Gloucester, Nepean, Brockville, Cornwall, Vanier, Carleton Place, Clarence-Rockland, Gananoque, Hawkesbury, Mississippi Mills, Perth, Prescott, Smiths Falls, Bourget, Buckham's Bay, Clarence, Constance Bay, Embrun, Hazeldean, Kars, Old Stittsville, Richmond, Rockland, Rockland East, Russell, South March, South March Station, Stittsville, St-Onge
Outlook & Prospects for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Ottawa Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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In the Ottawa area, employment potential for college and other vocational instructors is expected to be good for the period 2012-2013. According to the 2006 census, there were almost 4,000 college and other vocational instructors in the region, a growth of 30% from the previous census. There are three community colleges and several private training facilities in the region, including a French language college. New facilities for training in the skilled trades are being built at the colleges in the region, which may create additional employment opportunities.
Throughout Ontario, employment opportunities in this occupation are expected to be good for the period 2012-2013. This occupation grew by more than 40% between the 2001 and 2006 Census periods, rising from 23,000 to almost 33,000 workers. The demand for college and other vocational instructors has increased in response to growing industry needs for people with updated and specialized skills. Various levels of government promote and support skills upgrading, increasing the demand for continuing education programs and vocational training. Government stimulus funding over the last few years has allowed several colleges to expand their facilities, creating new opportunities.
Province-wide, this occupation has a much older average age than for all occupations in the province. However this does not mean increased employment opportunities due to people retiring, as many people enter this occupation at a later age, as a second career. Normal turnover and growth due to increased enrolment is expected to continue. Demand will be strongest for instructors able to teach skilled trades or health related occupations.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
- The Upper Canada District School Board in Eastern Ontario has hired extra staff to perform some of the additional work resulting from job action by teachers
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