Media Release: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Launches School of Continuing Education

September 16, 2020
Media Release: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Launches School of Continuing Education

September 16, 2020

Regina, SK – Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to announce the launch of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Continuing Education. The school will focus on meeting the needs of the local business community by providing training solutions tailored towards industries in which professional training is in high demand. The School of Continuing Education brings together internal expertise to advance professional development programs, corporate training and micro-credential offerings. Courses are market-driven and consistently updated to reflect emerging trends and best practices.
 
“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. “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.”
 
“Having access to highly trained workers will allow Saskatchewan industries to better compete with the consistently changing demand of the global business market,”  said Advanced Education Minister, Tina Beaudry-Mellor. “Micro-credential certificates and professional development programs will support Saskatchewan workers and position our local businesses to compete on a global scale, allowing us to meet some of the goals laid out in our 2020 plan for growth.”
 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and the two organizations continue to collaborate on identifying the training needs of the local business community.
 
“The Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Continuing Education will be a vital resource for the Saskatchewan business community and will provide local businesses with the professional training their employees need. Sask Polytech is a valuable partner to the Chamber and we’re excited to support them as they launch this important new venture into continuing education,” said Steve McLellan, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO.
 
To find out more about the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Continuing Education and how to access training programs, please visit saskpolytech.ca/continuingeducation.
 
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student needs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.
 
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business and represents the interests of over 10,000 individual businesses, industry associations, and local chambers across the province through its chamber network. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.saskchamber.com.
 
Contact:
 
Dr. Larry S. Rosia                                        Steve McLellan
President & CEO                                           CEO
Saskatchewan Polytechnic                         Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
306-659-3800                                              306-533-7686
larry.rosia@saskpolytech.ca                     smclellan@saskchamber.com

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