ERIC Number: ED438877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Geographic Distribution of Applicants to the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
McGartland, Gertrude; Stallard, Claire
The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Planning, Research and Development Division conducted three studies of the geographic origins of applicants to the Institute. The analyses of the places of origin provided SIAST with solid information to assist in planning program delivery in the province. The studies used the home address postal codes of the applicants to SIAST credit programs. The analyses consisted of those programs offered on-campus at the four campus locations. Knowledge of the geographic distribution patterns assist in determining the program base campus locations and the need for distributed distance education delivery. For example, the results determined that students applying to programs in the technology division tend to be young unattached males who are willing to relocate to study a program at a single delivery site. On the other hand, students applying to programs in the community services division tend to be older, predominantly female, have families, and therefore have reduced mobility. Educational opportunities should be provided for these students at their home communities. The studies are useful in identifying regions of the province that need to be targeted by SIAST's marketing personnel. The current study conducted similar analyses to the two previous studies, and in addition focused on the age, gender, and marital status of the applicants. Enrollment data of the first year students were also analyzed for comparison with the application data. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.