Legislation recognizes all qualifications of Ontario’s technological education teachers

Legislation recognizes all qualifications of Ontario’s technological education teachers

OCTE would like to thank all those that have worked to make this happen. This is a major achievement for education and technological educators in the province of Ontario. The announcement by the Ontario College of teachers is another positive step towards changing the general perceptions about the trades and skilled occupations. Not only does it demonstrate fairness and equity among all College members while increasing public transparency and understanding about members’ qualifications, but the announcement also sends the signal that the trades and skilled occupations are valued, viable careers. The full article can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Legislation recognizes all qualifications of Ontario’s technological education teachers | Ontario College of Teachers (oct.ca)

November 06 2020

(Toronto) - The Ontario College of Teachers applauds regulatory amendments approved by Council that officially recognize the education, work experience and professional competency of Ontario’s technological education teachers.

The technological qualifications will start to appear on members’ certificates and the College’s online public register, Find a Teacher in December (www.oct.ca ).

“Ontario’s technological education teachers are highly qualified professionals,” says Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT, Chair of Council, Ontario College of Teachers. “The addition of their technological and academic qualifications to our public register honours and respects the work they put in to become Ontario Certified Teachers.”

“The changes are a positive development for our members and the public,” says Chantal Bélisle, OCT, Deputy Registrar, Ontario College of Teachers. “They promote fairness and equity among all College members while increasing public transparency and understanding about members’ qualifications.”