Training and development briefs

Turning workplace training into a university degree • B.C. program to help students move into trades • How tech-savvy is your CEO? • Video training accessed through Web portals • Corporate training markets making steady gains in U.S.
|CHRR, Guide to Training & Development|Last Updated: 12/10/2003

Turning workplace training into a university degree


— Employees will be able to earn university and college credits for workplace training under an initiative sponsored by the federal government. Industry Canada is pumping $305,000 into Campus Canada, a national alliance of universities, colleges and educational organizations that is developing online services to improve access to post-secondary learning. Under Campus Canada’s workplace training assessment initiative, participating institutions agree to recognize the results of assessments. Employees who receive credit for workplace training can then apply those credits toward a university or college program, which can be completed online through any one of the participating institutions. The Hudson’s Bay Company recently submitted its HR management program for review by a team of university and college experts. The team determined that HBC’s in-house training program was equivalent to either a university or college business course. The 400 HBC employees who have completed this training can now apply the credit toward online programs at participating institutions, including: Humber College, the University of New Brunswick, Athabasca University, B.C. Open University, the Marine Institute of Memorial University, Red River College and University College of Cape Breton.

B.C. program to help students move into trades