2023 President’s Annual Report
Responding to the needs of lifelong learners  
Right the Future

Innovative programs provide in-demand skills to students at all career stages

York University is redefining 21st century learning by responding to rapidly changing workforce needs with a wide range of flexible programs which provide students at all career stages the opportunity to upskill, retrain and gain the current, in-demand skills that employers want. 

Through the Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) microcredential program, York offers more microcredentials – rapid skills training programs – than any other institution in Ontario. York’s OSAP-eligible microcredential program offerings increased by nearly 43 per cent for a total of 370 microcredentials since the start of the program in 2020.

York’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) also saw enrolment increase by 42 per cent, and in May 2023, celebrated the official opening of its new space. The state-of-the-art, LEED Gold and City of Toronto Green standard building was built with sustainability in mind. It enables the School to create 21st century learning opportunities with innovative programs in emerging fields that meet the diverse needs of adult and non-traditional learners.