Mohawk and triOS College partner on programs for international students at Mississauga campus

Published in Momentum Fall 2021

International students now have an opportunity to study at the Mississauga campus of private career college triOS College to earn Mohawk College credentials. 

The partnership agreement has been two years in the making, says Cebert Adamson, Vice-President, Students, International and Alumni at Mohawk.  

“There has been a shift in thinking about how private colleges and public institutions can work together. We are two established partners with good quality programs that are known for a focus on technology and business. This relationship makes sense.” 

Since late 2019, the Ontario government has allowed for contractual arrangements between public colleges and private career colleges. 

Initial offerings in the fall 2021 semester through the triOS partnership are Business (General), Global Business Management, Computer Systems Technician-Network Systems, and Office Administration-Health Services.  

In the winter 2022 semester the programs offered will expand to include Supply Chain Management, International Business Management and Computer Systems Technician-Software Support. Future offerings will be established based on market demand. 

Mohawk is responsible for recruiting and registration, while triOS will deliver curriculum and campus services to students. A robust quality-assurance framework ensures students will receive the same quality education and services, as they would if they were at a Mohawk home campus, says Adamson. 

They will earn a Mohawk credential and will qualify for a post-graduate work permit to work in Canada after graduation. “We heard a lot during recruiting that students wanted a Mohawk College credential but they wanted to be able to live and study in Toronto,” said Kim Watkins, Vice-President, Corporate Services. 

Some prefer a big-city experience, while others have family in the GTA and want to live with them, but all want the “great reputation for quality that comes with Mohawk College.” 

Photo caption: Cebert Adamson, Vice-President Students, International and Alumni, and Kim Watkins, Vice-President Corporate Services