Press Release – For Immediate Release

July 22, 2009

Electronics Technician program is eligible for Second Career funding

George Brown College's Electronics Technician Certificate Program is now eligible for funding under the Province of Ontario's Second Career program. The distance education-based program has been adapted for in-class delivery in a computer learning lab at George Brown's Casa Loma Campus. Students attend the managed learning lab for 20 hours a week, for 36 weeks, to complete the 23 modules of the technical certificate. Students work through each module's content and laboratory experiments and take end-of-module exams when they have fully mastered the material. An on-site tutor is available for assistance to resolve any technical or tutorial problems a student might have. The George Brown College Program has a regular intake of new students who begin the program on the first Monday of every month.

Those interested in the program should first visit an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre to determine their personal eligibility for Second Career sponsorship. (See http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/secondcareer/where.html to locate a centre near you.) Once approved, contact the George Brown Student Support Centre directly, at 1-888-553-5333 (ref: ) or at info@gbctechtraining.com, to find our more the details.

About George Brown College

With nine out of 10 graduates getting jobs within six months of graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its three main campuses located across the downtown core, George Brown offers more than 150 programs across a wide variety of professions. Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees. More than 20,000 students attend the College (full-time equivalent) with about 65,000 registered with the George Brown College Centre for Continuous Learning. For more information, please visit www.georgebrown.ca