Describe the program's most important achievements and lessons learned:
Results of Building Capacity in OHS Sector Partnership This project successfully completed the following objectives: •A needs analysis/assessment that includes: -a review of available literature; and -a training gap analysis. •Developed recommendations and strategies for future direction based on the key findings and results of the needs analysis. •Developed a post-secondary credit program at SIAST which included: -Curriculum materials and assessment tools; -PLAR process and assessment tools; •Developed and strengthened a sustainable sector partnership that fosters continuous learning and implements strategies for long-term strategic planning: -Communication strategy developed including a sector newsletter which was drafted and distributed to all stakeholders; -OHS Website Directory was developed to provide on-going information and to link partners web-sites; -Additional research with youth in a “Youth Environmental Scan” to determine ways to include youth in the next stages of development in this sector..
In conclusion, this project has been a very successful collaboration between all the partners from the private sector (union and management), government, educational organizations and OHS practitioner organizations and safety associations. The foundation is now complete to continue with on-going development of this emerging sector as a profession with increased post-secondary credit training opportunities available in a variety of delivery methods.
Specify if the program has any internal and external evaluations, if applicable, include key findings: