Terms of Reference
The Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium (APCCC) is an interprovincial mechanism promoting and supporting the strategic development of regional collaboration, coordination, and sharing of resources among the Atlantic community colleges. This consortium, which reports annually on its activities to the Council of Atlantic Premiers, is officially recognized through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the provincial ministers responsible for community colleges and the presidents of the community colleges in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
With this backdrop, one of the goals identified in the APCCC’s business plan is to meet the human resource needs of business, industry and the public sector. The APCCC Corporate Services Network will work to assist the consortium in achieving this goal.
The membership of the network should normally include a representative who has administrative responsibility for corporate services and one representative with responsibility for implementation / business development from each APCCC member college. In addition, the APCCC Executive Director will be an ex-officio member.The Chair will rotate on a bi-annual basis.
Meeting of the network will normally be held via conference call with a requirement for one meeting per semester. Where the members feel it necessary to have face-to-face meetings, institutional protocols for travel should guide the decision and associated costs will be the responsibility of the member institutions.
Expected outcomesThe network will:
- Provide a forum for sharing of best practices.
- Advise APCCC on issues of common interest and activities requiring appropriate levels of approval.
- Explore appropriate partnerships within the Consortium to advance Corporate Services at the pan-Atlantic level. This could involve the sharing of expertise.
- Dialogue with business and industry, other private sector organizations and strategic partners to identify potential areas of training and development that would be better served through a network of Colleges
- Explore links to national and international contacts and opportunities
- Establish appropriate principles to guide responses for meeting the training and development needs of Pan Atlantic business and industry.