STRATEGIC POLICY AND PROGRAMS - VOTE 3004

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STRATEGIC POLICY AND PROGRAMS - VOTE 3004

The division provides strategic policy development, labour market research and planning, program design and program development services for Training, Colleges and Universities (TCU). It is responsible for the development and alignment of province-wide strategic policy direction for postsecondary and labour market training and support programs. The division serves as the centre of expertise in labour market and postsecondary education information for TCU and other ministries with related priorities. The Strategic Policy and Programs division brings together expertise from employment and training and postsecondary areas to design and develop programs, establish program standards and perform program evaluations and administering the Postsecondary Education Quality Asssessment Board.

The Strategic Policy and Programs Division leads policy analysis and development to support the government's social and economic priorities and objectives with the goal of developing the best workforce in North America. It serves the role of linking policy directions with the operations and service delivery of programs to ensure a competitive advantage in the knowledge economy for Ontario. The division provides the Ministry with long-term demand planning, capital planning and coordination of inter-jurisdictional relations.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Strategic Policy and Programs 13,187,000 12,640,200 546,800 12,350,500
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 13,187,000 12,640,200 546,800 12,350,500
  Total Operating Expense 13,187,000 12,640,200 546,800 12,350,500



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3004-1 Strategic Policy and Programs      
  Salaries and wages     8,954,000
  Employee benefits     1,352,000
  Transportation and communication     432,100
  Services     2,447,200
  Supplies and equipment     201,700
  Subtotal     13,387,000
  Less: Recoveries     200,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     13,187,000
  Total Operating Expense for Strategic Policy and Programs     13,187,000