By Amy Robertson
Simon Fraser University is meeting a need for human resources training in BC’s labour force.
The university developed the certificate in response to a growing demand for HR training, said Raveen Sanghera, who oversees the program.
Sanghera pointed to statistics from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which suggest that there will be a national shortage of HR professionals over the next seven years.
Human resources “plays a role in any industry—in any field,” she said.
Graduates of the part-time, six-course certificate program will be prepared to write the first of two exams necessary for BC‘s Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.