The newest addition to Saskatchewan Polytechnic was announced today, as the post-secondary institute shared details about the launch of the School of Continuing Education.
The new school will offer advance professional development programs, corporate training and micro-credential offerings for individuals in the local business community who are seeking further professional training.
“The launch of the new School of Continuing Education is coming at a critical time in our province’s history,” said Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO, in a press release. “It will allow for retraining and upskilling for those whose jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new school will also help businesses ensure their employees continue to have the skill sets they will need to stay competitive as their industries change due to new technologies, shifting demographics and other factors.”
Access to continued educational training is important to the industries of Saskatchewan to keep up with the continuously changing global market, said Minister of Advanced Education Tina Beaudry-Mellor in the press release.
The School will offer over 750 courses, with options for flexible part-time programs, fast-track training and applied certificates, and customized corporate training programs.
The launch of the School of Continuing Education follows the recent reveal of Sask Polytech’s updated strategic plan on Aug. 26, which outlines the institution's goals for the next five years of growth.
For more information about the School of Continuing Education, visit Saskatchewan Polytech’s website as saskpolytech.ca.