Most Calgarians surveyed see expanding PSE access as critical to solving labour shortage

July 24, 2012

According to a recent survey commissioned by DeVry Institute of Technology, 93% of responding Calgarians consider access to PSE an important factor in addressing Alberta's labour shortage. 88% of respondents agree that diploma programs are an effective way for students to enter the labour market faster, with more than a quarter citing fast certification or condensed courses as reasons for students attending private PSE institutions. Though most Calgarians surveyed believe PSE is important toward addressing the labour shortage, 51% feel that it is not affordable and 68% believe the cost of education is what prevents students from enrolling in programs. DeVry Calgary News Release