Carlton Trail Regional College
Number of Students
More than 5500 students, spread over 54 regional communities in east-central Saskatchewan, attend Carlton Trail Regional College.
Carlton Trail Regional College offers over 535 courses and programs that the College divides into academic and non-academic categories. The former includes full-time or part-time vocational-specific skills training courses and programs leading to either a certificate or a license to practice and Basic Education which allows adult students to complete grades 10-12 and earn a High School Graduation Equivalency Degree (GED). Several of the skills training options may be taken through online education via “E3GO,” the College’s online education system. The College also teaches for-credit courses on behalf of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina. Currently, there are 16 SIAST courses offered while classes for the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina are supplied as demand warrants. The College’s non-academic programs are based on the various needs of the community, business, and industry, and therefore only when such needs arise are most such programs, which are run on a cost-recovery basis, developed and offered. One of the more notable offerings is the Jobs/Future Skills program. This is a unique made in Saskatchewan program in which the College works with local employers to deliver a combination of skills training and credit or non-credit courses in the workplace. Through this arrangement, the employer trains the employee in accordance to the provisions developed in conjunction with the College while the latter provides and teaches the relevant courses. In many cases, an employer who engages in the Jobs/Future Skills program will be eligible to receive government funding.
Carlton Trail Regional College is 1 of 9 colleges constituting the Saskatchewan Regional Colleges Initiative whose purpose is to provide for the educational needs of individuals, communities, and businesses throughout Saskatchewan. The College currently delivers educational and training opportunities to some 54 communities in east-central Saskatchewan, and, for the 7th year in a row, is responsible for the coordination of the Saskatchewan wing of the Community Access Project (CAP), a youth employment project designed and overall administered by Industry Canada.