HESA is completing a comprehensive review of the Manitoba College education system on behalf of Manitoba’s Ministry of Education and Training. The project is examining all five of the province’s public colleges at a systemic and individual level. The review explores the relationship between the colleges and the government, while providing a framework for assessing financial management, program selection, and educational outcomes at the colleges.
The project includes both a system-level report examining enrolment patterns, funding sources, alumni outcomes, and student satisfaction. It also includes individual reports for each college considering institutional context and governance, program offerings, student retention and graduation, and institutional finances. Methodologically, the report draws on extensive stakeholder consultations, alumni surveys, analysis of strategic reports and institutional finances, enrollment data, and evaluation of comparable systems.
The review is driven by comprehensive research and stakeholder engagement with institutional and government officials, and is aimed towards providing recommendations that improve governance and programs at an individual and systemic level.