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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.
Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Oshawa, Vaughan, Ajax, Aurora, Beaverton, Bowmanville, Caledon, Cannington, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, King City, Markham, Milton, Newmarket, Oakville, Pickering, Port Perry, Richmond Hill, Whitby, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Acton, Algonquin Island, Bolton, Briars Park, Brooklin, Caledon East, Centre Island, Delrex, Dorset Park, Franklin Beach, Gaud Corners, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Jacksons Point, Marywood Meadows, Mono Road, Mossington Park, Newcastle, Nobleton, Norval, Orono, Port Darlington, Stouffville, Sutton, Toronto Islands, Uxbridge, Ward's Island, Wildwood, Wilmot Creek
Outlook & Prospects for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Toronto 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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Employment prospects for College and other vocational instructors in the Greater Toronto Region are good for the period 2012-2013. According to the 2006 census, there were almost 15,000 college and other vocational instructors in the region, a growth of more than 40% from the previous census, mirroring the overall growth in Ontario. There are several community colleges and private vocational training facilities in the Greater Toronto Area. Most colleges are expanding their campuses. All the colleges in this area have more than one campus, with satellite campuses throughout the region.
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 May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The Toronto District School Board plans on reducing staff and using fewer skilled tradespeople in order to save $5M for the 2013-2014 budget
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
- The Toronto District School Board announced that it will lay off 248 high school teachers for the upcoming school year. However, the Board is expected to add 62 elementary teaching positions.
Week of Oct 29 – Nov 02, 2012
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