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Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Partners with the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education to Deliver High-Priority Programming

News Release Release Date: September 9, 2021 12:00 p.m.

Regina, SK – The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education to deliver programming to Chamber members across the province. With a focus on in-demand skills training, programming will focus on career and professional development through a suite of non-credit certificates, Professional Microcredentials, Badges, prep courses, and customized Corporate Training. The University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education meets learning needs by offering high-quality, accessible, innovative, and responsive education developed in collaboration with local industry experts and the community.


Dr. Christie Schultz, Director for the Centre for Continuing Education, says, "Partnering with the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is a perfect way to reach out and serve the professional development needs of businesses across the province." Dr. Schultz adds, "By providing valuable career development options to employers who need to fill skill gaps through employee training, we're able to help build a stronger workforce and a more successful Saskatchewan."


The University of Regina is a proud member of the SCC, and the two organizations continue to collaborate on identifying and meeting the training needs of the local business community. Recent U of R research shows employers and employees look to continuing education for training in areas such as project management, change management, leadership, collaboration, customer experience, and stress management. Programming is currently delivered remotely.


“This partnership is an important step towards recognizing that lifelong learning is increasingly important to business. The University of Regina’s new Professional Microcredentials are a perfect example of education meeting workers where they are,” said Steve McLellan, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO. “Through this partnership and others like this, we’re working to provide business with flexible and timely options for workers to upskill, reskill and boost those skills that are in demand by industry.”


The SCC’s partnership with the Centre for Continuing Education is part of a suite of programs that Saskatchewan’s network of chambers is building through the Training & Employment Network to provide clear and locally coordinated pathways for workers to be identified, as well as to present learning opportunities that enhance skills for employers.


Upcoming courses can be found on our webpage.


To find out more about the University of Regina Centre for Continuing Education and how to access training programs, please visit https://www.uregina.ca/cce/career-development/index.html.


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. Information on the courses available through Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the Training & Employment Network and all other business issues can be found at saskchamber.com or @SaskChamber on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,600 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees. The University of Regina was named the Research University of the Year in 2020 (undergraduate category) by Research Infosource.

Contact:

Dr. Christie Schultz
Director, the Centre for Continuing Education
University of Regina
Christie.Schultz@uregina.ca
Steve McLellan
CEO
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
306-533-7686
smclellan@saskchamber.com

 

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