Humber College graduates are known to be work-ready and highly employable. More than 87 per cent of graduates are employed within six months of graduation,* thanks to a focus on workintegrated learning and a curriculum that responds directly to workforce needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated change and innovation in many areas, and Humber’s commitment to providing the highest-quality polytechnic education remains, whether students are learning in person or online.
Kayla Amaral graduated from Humber College’s Pharmacy Technician program during the pandemic, and despite uncertain times, she secured full-time employment.
“I felt confident in the skills I had gained throughout the course of the program to go out and find work in my desired field,” she said.
“In the short time since I graduated, the scope of practice for technicians has expanded to allow technicians to administer injections, like vaccines,” she said.
Humber faculty are experienced professionals, and many continue to work and maintain connections to top employers. Amaral says their guidance and the program’s focus on practical experience helped her adapt.
Online, in person and everywhere in between
To give students the best possible experience during the pandemic, Humber developed online resources and tools, including a team dedicated to helping students navigate their studies six days a week at the Open Learning Centre.
Over the past few months, many students have transitioned to a mix of in-person and online learning. Now that the college is welcoming more and more students back to campus, Humber expects to offer significantly more in-person services and increased opportunities for on-campus interactions and activities.
A healthy, inclusive campus
Humber students are supported outside of the classroom, too. The college aims to be the healthiest campus in Canada, which means wellness, sustainability, and inclusion are top priorities.
The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre offers counselling, mental wellness services and physical health appointments, which can also be accessed remotely. Students can also take advantage of Humber’s Accessible Learning Services, which coordinates academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities.
A healthy community is also equitable, inclusive and diverse. Humber’s Indigenous Education & Engagement department and the Black Academic Success and Engagement (BASE) provide resources, opportunities and community.
Recent Bachelor of Commerce – Digital Business Management graduate Michallia Marks was attracted to Humber because of what she calls “an interesting blend of what you’re learning in the classroom and real-world scenarios” and became involved at the BASE right away.
“I like what they’re about – focusing on Black students and ensuring that Black students have a space at the college. I’ve met so many different people from various programs and walks of life.”
Experience Humber this fall
If you’re interested in a program at Humber College, plan to attend the Fall 2021 Humber Virtual Open House on November 20 that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers sessions on programs, events from each faculty and more.
The Open House is a one-stop shop for information on all things Humber. You will also get the opportunity to virtually tour the North and Lakeshore Campuses and Residences.
Pre-register to receive notifications about the upcoming Fall Open House.
For more information, visit www.humber.ca/openhouse
* Colleges Ontario Key Performance Indicators 2019-2020