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Sheridan partners with Magnet to enhance career and employment options for students

September 24, 2014

Sheridan is proud to be part of a new strategic partnership announced today between the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Magnet – a digital networking platform that connects employers with qualified candidates.  “We’re happy to join in this initiative, which provides our students with an additional option for seeking employment that aligns with their career objectives,” said Joe Henry, Sheridan’s Associate  Dean of Student Success.

The Magnet initiative was spearheaded by Ryerson University in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.  It counts 16 Ontario colleges and universities, as well as over 30 community partners, as network members.  The project is partly funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.  Learn more at: http://www.magnet.today/media-room/news/

Sheridan has long offered a comprehensive suite of career counselling and employment preparation services to help students determine the career direction that is right for them, and then provide them with the necessary tools and skills to find employment that aligns with their field of study upon graduation.  

“We have determined that career indecision is the primary reason for students withdrawing from their program,” says Henry.  “That’s why we’ve invested a lot of time and effort to develop tools and services that can help students identify the career path and corresponding field of study that’s right for them.”  Among these tools is the Idea Generator, an online assessment tool that helps students identify their areas of career interest and explore Sheridan programs that match these interests.  Sheridan also offers career advising workshops, online career planning courses, and a wide array of employment consultant services.  The success of these in-house initiatives can be measured by the college’s student retention rate, which is the highest among all GTA colleges. 

“Magnet is an additional resource that complements the services we provide to ensure that our students are successful in finding meaningful work that relates to their skills and education,” says Henry.  “We look forward to offering this new service to our students as they prepare to enter the workforce.”