Georgian College is reaching out to students of the now-closed Everest College.
On Feb. 19, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities suspended the operations of Everest College, a private career college with 14 locations in the province – including one in Barrie at the Bayfield Mall.
Many of the programs that Everest offered in Barrie were in the health, business and human services fields.
Georgian, which also offers programs in these fields, is offering to assist former Everest students in continuing with their studies to the greatest extent possible.
Students should be aware that Georgian does not offer all programs that were available through Everest nor are all the programs identical.
However, staff in Georgian’s Office of the Registrar and academic areas are available to assess the learning of former Everest students and provide them with an analysis of the courses that they would need to take to earn a certificate or diploma from Georgian.
“At Georgian College, we feel for Everest students who suddenly find themselves in such a stressful position,” said Cindy Mutchler, Associate Registrar, Admissions, at Georgian College. “We know that many of them put their lives and careers on hold to return to school to train for a brighter future.
“We will do our best to work with each of them to determine if there is a Georgian program that fits their needs, and to let them know exactly where they stand in terms of academic learning that they may transfer to Georgian.”
Former Everest students who would like to discuss their options with Georgian College should visit Georgian’s Everest College webpage.