SaskPolytech reports increased enrolments, high grad employment rates

January 20, 2015

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is reporting a significant overall enrolment growth for the winter semester. The enrolment increase was driven in large part due to Aboriginal student enrolment and English language programming for newcomers; the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing, culinary arts, and several apprenticeship programs also contributed to the increase. Meanwhile, Aboriginal enrolment was up 7%, totaling nearly 3,300 students. SaskPolytech also announced the results of 2 surveys that show a high graduate employment rate and a high employer satisfaction rate. Employment for SaskPolytech graduates increased to 94%, a 10-year high, and 98% of employers who had hired a SaskPolytech student said they would do so again. The graduate survey—conducted 6 to 12 months after students’ graduation—indicated a 95% graduate satisfaction rate with program quality. The employment rate for Aboriginal students reached 90%, matching the high from 2 years ago. SaskPolytech News Release (Enrolment) | SaskPolytech News Release (Graduates)