Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is rising to the challenge of training workers for the jobs of tomorrow

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is participating in virtual meetings being led by the Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) with federal parliamentarians on February 10, 14 and 15, 2022.

C2R2 is a coalition of highly aligned institutions from across Canada with an established commitment to sustainability, that have come together as a driving force, providing the skills required to transition to a clean economy in Canada.

C2R2 members will be meeting with federal parliamentarians to ensure they understand that Canada’s colleges, cégeps, institutions, and polytechnics play a critical role in preparing workers for a changing economy. C2R2 committed to working with the government and parliamentarians of all political stripes to ensure workers are prepared for the employment opportunities that are emerging in every region of the country, and that they fully benefit from the transition to a low-carbon economy.

“Sask Polytech is a proud C2R2 member. Our meetings with the federal government demonstrate how polytechnics are able to quickly respond to complex training and applied research challenges,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO.

C2R2 members are working to ensure that its members are at the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon future by:

  • Rapidly implementing and scaling curriculum initiatives focused on training workers for a resilient recovery to meet federal targets
  • Demonstrating new and existing research expertise and facilities to innovate technology, techniques and products to drive the low-carbon transition and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
  • Utilizing the C2R2 pan-Canadian network to collaborate and expand the reach of training and research abilities to better support women, underrepresented populations, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples

“Sask Polytech is positioned, along with other C2R2 members, to develop thousands of training and applied research opportunities to help Canadians upskill and reskill to access new careers and to support the transition to a low-carbon economy,” says Dr. Rosia.  “Sask Polytech is a recognized leader in sustainable resource optimization employing artificial intelligence, remote sensing and data analytics to develop the agriculture, mining, and forestry industry sectors.”

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is signatory to the SDG Accord. Sustainable Development Goal alignment is one of the ways Sask Polytech is leading the rise of polytechnic education.

SDG partnership

Published Feburary 2022.