Cultural Competency Training Makes College an Award-Winning Employer

Algonquin College has several programs in place to attract, retain and engage skilled immigrants, garnering the college a 2012 Employer Excellence Award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa and the Employer Council of Champions.

The college’s programs include mentoring and advisory services designed to meet the specific needs of skilled immigrant employees.

But the initiative Denyse Diakun, Director of Workforce and Personal Development at the college, is most proud of is the cultural competency training that more than 350 employees undertook last year.

In the video below, Ms. Diakun talks about the training and the effect it has had on employees.