ERIC Number: ED462988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Building on Strength. Final Report of the 1999 SIAST Committee of Review.
Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.
This 1999 report focuses on how well the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is positioned to meet future challenges, and what changes are needed for SIAST to continue effectively responding to the needs of Saskatchewan students and the labor market. The review focuses on future trends and developments that are shaping the environment in which SIAST operates and the institutional expectations of learners, employers, and communities. Included in these trends and expectations are pressures to expand SIAST's programs and training opportunities to accommodate learners with diverse needs, and satisfy the increasingly complex skills requirements for employment. The review committee concluded that a number of changes initiated by SIAST, such as its new provincial organizational structure and the introduction of plans for technology-enhanced learning and curriculum renewal, are important steps for SIAST in continuing to fulfill its role as the province's leading agency for technical education and training. Priority recommendations include increasing access to education and training, increasing participation and success for Aboriginal students, increasing the use of technology to enhance learning, and improving responsiveness to the needs of students and Saskatchewan's labor market. (Contains 11 tables, 31 references, and 2 appendices.) (KP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Institutional Mission, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Organizational Objectives, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://psest.sasked.gov.sk.ca/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.