College Technical Programming Broadcasts to Continue
At the final meeting of the Steering Committee for CARS' College Professional Development Network pilot project, both industry and college representatives expressed their satisfaction with the results...
At the final meeting of the Steering Committee for CARS’ College Professional Development Network pilot project, both industry and college representatives expressed their satisfaction with the results of the pilot. The project saw the development and delivery of 50 hours of English and French programming to instructors at over 2 dozen colleges across Canada. The delivery was accomplished via CARS’ Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) satellite broadcast system. Instructors were provided an opportunity to track their participation in both the college programming and CARS regular technical and non-technical programming so their efforts could be recognized by industry and their college on a distinctive personalized wall certificate.
Based on the success of the pilot, the Steering Committee recommended that CARS continue to consider recommendations from the Committee and that CARS continue to provide the colleges with technical programming to help them stay in tune with changes in the industry. CARS has accepted these recommendations and has already taken steps to ensure they are put in place.
Colleges will have the opportunity to continue to receive programming as it’s delivered to industry and they will continue to have input through the Committee into future programming that is relevant to them.