ERIC Number: ED469889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Can We Get National Labour Market Information into the Classroom Faster? The Information Technology Professional Program. An Association of Canadian Community Colleges Sponsored Sectoral Case Study.
Diakun, Denyce; Phillips, Rodger
The Software Human Resource Council (SHRC) is a nonprofit sectoral council that speaks for software professionals throughout the Canadian economy. The SHRC's mission is to increase the number of Information Technology (IT) workers in Canada. This paper gives a brief overview of the evolution of SHRC's Information Technology Professional Program (ITPP), a fast-track comprehensive one year program. ITPP is a model of collaboration between educational institutions, the government, industry, and the SHRC. ITPP was developed in response to the tremendous need for IT workers in Canada. The SHRC and the Human Resource Development Commission set out together to address this human resource issue on a national basis. The goals of the program are: (1) to increase the number of IT workers in Canada; (2) to re-skill qualified people who wish to change careers and take advantage of the opportunities in IT; and (3) to ensure that Canada remains competitive in the global marketplace. It was determined that the most effective means of achieving this agenda was to form partnerships among leaders in education, training, government, and the industries. This paper addresses the lessons learned and the benefits of partnerships, and also delineates future challenges for the program. (NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technology, Technology Integration, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.accc.ca/ftp/pubs/studies/Software.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.; Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Software Human Resource Council, Ottawa (Ontario).; Champlain Regional Coll., Sainte Foy (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada