Webinar looks to building an unshakeable workforce

As the business world changes rapidly, education also needs to evolve. Businesses need skilled employees to remain competitive and fill labour shortages. Micro-credentials, a new training option that emerged out of the pandemic, may be the innovative solution both industry and employees have been looking for. 

Micro-credentials provide training that can build skills, increase efficiency and improve engagement. Surge Micro-credentials, powered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, are short, focused learnings. These offerings can help people develop their skills for careers in a number of high-demand industries such as business, technology, leadership and more. Sask Polytech is working with leading industry partners to give learners the skills they need, and employers the skilled workforce to power their industries and Saskatchewan’s economy.

“Micro-credentials are short offerings to accelerate skills in a specific area, allowing the learner to upskill or reskill faster,” says Dr. Has Malik, Sask Polytech provost and vice-president, Academic. “Micro-credentials are an innovative, rapid way to get ahead—whether you’re looking to advance your career or take off in a new direction.”  

Sask Polytech is offering a free webinar to learn more about the benefits of micro-credentials. Join us for a discussion from a panel of post-secondary experts including Jake Hirsch-Allen, the North America workforce development and higher ed system lead for LinkedIn; Has Malik, Sask Polytech provost and vice-president, Academic; Dana Stephenson, CEO of Riipen; and Thomas Carey, a serial “intrapreneur” in higher education.



Unshakeable Workforce Surge Live Micro-credential






Published Oct 2022.