UPDATED: Everest College Canada’s License Suspended

Thursday February 19th, 2015

Posted at 12:47pm

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Everest College location on Ouellette pictured on Thursday, February 19th

 

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Thousands of students at Everest College are trying to figure out their next steps after the college was shut down Thursday.

The Superintendent of the Private Career Colleges suspended Everest’s registration as a private career college as of 9am Thursday, and issued a notice of proposal to revoke this registration.

The Superintendent is an independent statutory regulator and decision maker under the Private Career Colleges Act.

In an emailed statement, the Superintendent says it was necessary to immediately suspend Everest’s registration as a Private Career College for the protection of its current and future students.  The statement also said that the Superintendent was no longer satisfied that Everest could be expected to be financially responsible in the operation of a private career college and in the offering of its vocational programs.

Ministry officials have been at all Everest College campus’ today including Windsor’s to provide students with information about next steps, including potential training completion options at nearby institutions and how to apply for a refund.

The National Association of Career Colleges issued a statement saying that they were confident that plans prepared by the Ontario government and supported by the sector will mitigate any impact on students.

“This is an unfortunate situation for students and employees,” said Serge Buy, CEO of the National Association of Career Colleges.

Everest has 15 days to seek a hearing before the Licence Appeal Tribunal of the Superintendent’s decisions.

Requests for comment from Everest were not returned.

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