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Standards in Education

In 2005, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) introduced its Institutional Education Program. Through this program, SCC aims to give post-secondary students a better understanding of the standardization process and its role in their field of study.

It is SCC's belief that knowledge of the standards used in a specific industry will provide students with an advantage when entering the workforce, and will enable them, and their future employers, to remain globally competitive.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Free access to published international standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC);
  • The application of practical industry knowledge in an educational setting;
  • An understanding of the standardization process and its role in the student’s field of study; and
  • A smoother transition into the workplace for graduating students.
  • An interview with Anne Sharkey, SCC's Education Program Coordinator.

Specific information about SCC’s Education Program—including details about the standards that apply to a particular field of study—is available from SCC; contact (613) 238-3222, or [email protected], to learn more.