With a single click or tap of the finger, students from across the country have a new pathway toward a brighter future at an Ontario college.

OCAS, the centralized application service for Ontario’s public colleges, and myBlueprint, leaders in career development, have teamed up to introduce a fast and easy apply-to-college experience into myBlueprint Education Planner – a tool in use by over 500,000 high school students across Canada.

In this new experience, grade 12 students using myBlueprint to explore Canadian postsecondary programs will find a direct Apply Now link for Ontario college program search results. Clicking that link will launch a seamless pathway into a college application, where students have the option to apply to just the single program they selected or add up to five programs with a maximum of three choices from any single college.

“We’re dedicated to helping students make successful transitions into post-secondary education, and are thrilled to offer this new pathway toward Ontario’s public colleges,” says Gil Silberstein, President of myBlueprint. “With students already using myBlueprint to research program and career options, a collaboration with OCAS to introduce the Apply Now experience made perfect sense.”

The myBlueprint Apply pathway leverages OCAS’ brandable application technology, already in use by Ontario’s public colleges to create direct apply experiences for their prospective applicants. This new instance of the technology is an important marker in OCAS’ goal to reach high school students earlier in their research phase and to broaden the reach of the apply-to-college experience.

“We are proud to have collaborated with myBlueprint on this new experience for students looking to create brighter futures through post-secondary education,” says Karen Creditor, President & CEO of OCAS. “Not only does it support our mission to open new pathways for college explorers, it’s also a testament to the innovation and forward thinking that the Ontario college system is renowned for.”

About OCAS

At OCAS, we’re lucky enough to leave our mark on the world every day, providing the pathways and support that help over 200,000 individuals every year as they take the first step toward a brighter future. As a shared service provider, we also leverage the power of data, people, and partnerships to deliver leading-edge systems, dependable technology, and cost-effective solutions across the higher education sector. We care a lot about what we do. Learn more about us at www.ocas.ca.

About myBlueprint

myBlueprint has a vision to empower every Canadian student with the resources to make the most informed decisions about their future. As a leader in career development, myBlueprint is actively used by 500,000+ students each year in partnership with 300+ school districts. We are committed to innovation and user-friendly products that support the diverse needs of counsellors, career practitioners, teachers and students across Canada. Learn more about our products and access hundreds of lesson plans at www.myBlueprint.ca.

Media Contacts:

Jeff Glassford Director, Business Services 519.763.2363 x6861 glassford@ocas.ca

Damian Matheson Partner Development, myBlueprint 416.901.5555 info@myBlueprint.ca