Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Paul Carter signing an agreement with NBCC)
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Paul Carter signing an agreement with NBCC)

School of Construction and School of Transportation dean leverages Sask Polytech expertise to grow national partnerships

New Licensing agreements with Canadian post-secondary institutions will expand applied learning options for students.

July 25, 2018 – Last fall, Paul Carter joined Saskatchewan Polytechnic as dean for the School of Construction and School of Transportation, based out of the Saskatoon campus. Since joining Sask Polytech, Carter has developed licensing agreements to offer online training for construction and transportation courses, bringing Sask Polytech programming to students at other Canadian college or polytechnic institutions.

Carter’s previous experience includes dean for Trades and Apprenticeship and regional director and department head of Trades, Apprenticeship and Communication Arts at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). Throughout his career, Carter has cultivated several successful partnerships with industry, union/trade commissions and Indigenous communities. He led NBCC through a significant change initiative that saw new academic models implemented across multiple sites.

“Sask Polytech has a reputation for being innovative in how they teach and how they work alongside industry,” says Carter. “Sask Polytech continues to provide skilled workers who can be future leaders in their field. I’m excited to be part of such a forward-thinking institution.”

New agreements with Northwest Community College, Fleming College and New Brunswick Community College were signed this spring, with more agreements in the works. Sask Polytech has been a pioneer in developing highly-interactive online learning environments where students can excel individually and as part of a learning team led by talented instructors. Sask Polytech is known for our online learning programs and training.

At Sask Polytech, Carter drives initiatives that meet labour market demands, manages resources and ensures fiscal viability of the Schools of Construction and Transportation. He continues to work to build strong partnerships with industry leaders that will provide students with exceptional learning experiences.

Carter holds a degree in business administration from the University of New Brunswick and has completed post-graduate classes in education.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct 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.