Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning subscribes to the polytechnic model of education.
The polytechnic model of education is made up of four tenets: technology related education, experiential teaching methods evaluated on competency based outcomes, strong ties with industry, and applied research that aim to solve problems faced by industry and provide students with work integrated learning (WIL).
Humber’s programs are skills-intensive and technology-based. The most prominent differentiators between our programs when compared with universities, is how employment-connected our credentials are. To fulfil our mandate to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development as a conduit for meeting emerging labour market needs our programs undergo annual consultations with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC), whose purpose is to advise Humber on its programs’ curriculum. These annual consultations assure Humber students that their curriculum is regularly updated to reflect the developments in their industry and that they are gaining competency in the skills required for gainful employment.