ERIC Number: ED458918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Saskatchewan Urban Training Needs Assessment Report, 2000.
Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.
As part of its annual planning process, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) conducts a number of formal and informal consultations with various stakeholders to research training needs that are not currently met by the SIAST. The main purpose of the SIAST Urban Training Needs Assessment (SUTNA) 2000 Report is two-fold: to gather information identifying training needs specific to each of the four SIAST campuses (Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, and Prince Albert), and to gather information relevant to province-wide training needs. The report includes the following six sections: (1) introduction, objective, and methodology; (2) demographic and economic information; (3) summaries of relevant studies and reports; (4) summaries of training needs assessment consultations; (5) summaries of reports of CSCES (Canadian Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services); and (6) impacts on SIAST. Highlights of findings include: (1) The Forestry Industry expects to add between 3,000 and 3,500 directly related jobs in the next 3-5 years, and guidelines for training a workforce for this expansion include increased Aboriginal participation in the forestry sector and better planning for environmental concerns; and (2) the tourism industry is currently the single largest industrial sector in Saskatchewan, employing about 42,000 full- and part-time workers and generating about $1.4 billion in visitor expenditures. Employers experience up to 300% turnover annually, yet employers often do not consider job training to be a priority. Contains numerous charts and tables. (NB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Age, Community Colleges, Economics, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Indigenous Populations, Job Skills, Job Training, Metropolitan Areas, Older Adults, Retraining, Technology, Two Year Colleges, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.