Sask Polytech contributes to Quick Train Canada Micro-credentials

Image credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, as a member of Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2), is supporting a cleaner, more inclusive economy with the introduction of Quick Train Canada, a fully funded series of micro-credentials.

C2R2 launched Quick Train Canada last week, with the announcement of a $46.5-million investment from the federal government’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program. Quick Train Canada Micro-credentials are designed to enable workers and employers to update their skills quickly through multi-week, virtual and in-person micro-credentials that are supplied by each C2R2 institution. All micro-credentials support Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy while fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with, and to contribute our micro-credential expertise to Quick Train Canada,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “We currently offer six fully-funded Quick Train Canada Micro-credentials, with more to be added soon. This vital training will address workforce development needs within the agriculture, clean tech, construction, natural resources and environment, and transportation sectors.”

Micro-credentials are accelerated training programs offered by post-secondary education institutions to help people reskill or upskill in a variety of sectors to advance their careers or find new employment. Quick Train Canada micro-credentials will prepare learners for success as most industry sectors shift to more sustainable practices.

Since 2020, 14 leading Canadian post-secondary institutions have worked together as C2R2 to develop demand-driven workforce training solutions for a net-zero emissions economy.

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Published February 2023.