Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
National Academy celebrated its 33rd anniversary as a Private Career College, one of Canada’s oldest and most trusted, while also accepting the Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best Career School. This recognition is the latest in the history of a school that has been recognized for its outstanding education, personable and experienced staff & faculty and ample employment prospects for its graduates.
National Academy, with both a Mississauga and Hamilton campus, offers a range of specialized Diploma programs in Healthcare, Business and Law. Students enjoy hands-on, instructor-led training, blended with a rich history of a successful culture that gives its graduates a jump start into their career. Their recipe for success involves small classes, job placements and instructors with real-world experience. Within just a few minutes of visiting a National Academy campus, it’s evident that they are committed to your success and career goals.
Unlike traditional educational institutions, National Academy focuses on applied learning. The student experience is interactive, intimate and accountable. Students are prepared for success throughout their program, known on a first name basis and guided towards success. The university and college system focus on student volume, while National Academy is focused on student success. With class sizes under 20 (not 200) and hands-on training versus strictly theoretical, it is clear that National Academy sets a new benchmark in the education industry.
“Our success is our students and the graduates that we prepare for employment” explains Mark Harrington, President of National Academy. “From our industry-low OSAP default rate (meaning that graduates get jobs and pay back their OSAP) to the experience that our faculty shares with our students in the classroom, we are proud of what we’ve built and the opportunities that our students and graduates have. The recognition of Best Career College is a tribute to our staff and students.” he adds.
OSAP Defaults gage the success of a school’s graduates through its ability to repay their student loans. In logic, a working graduate is able to repay their student loan without default. National Academy, for the 3rd year in a row, came in at 7.8% (92.2% re-payment) – significantly better than the average of all private career colleges (15.2%, 84.8% re-payment) and community colleges such as Sheridan College and Mohawk College (10.5% Default, 89.5% re-payment).
With innovative Diploma programs, including Medical Lab Technician, Intra-Oral Dental Assistant and Police Foundations, National Academy offers more than 15 Diploma programs in Healthcare, Business and Law.