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The Strategic Policy and Programs Division leads strategic policy development, labour market research and planning, program design and program development within Training, Colleges and Universities (TCU). It is responsible for the development and alignment of province-wide strategic policy direction for postsecondary education and labour market training and support programs. It also performs key functions for the Ministry such as long-term demand planning, capital planning, and the management of inter-juridictional relations. The Division brings together expertise from employment and training and postsecondary areas to design and develop programs, establish program standards and perform evaluations with a view to achieving results. It is responsible for the successful implementation and establishment of the Ontario College of Trades as an operational organization. That approval included the establishment of the College The Division's work contributes to the Government's goal of developing a highly knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce able to succeed in today's changing economy.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Strategic Policy and Programs 22,427,400 18,569,900 3,857,500 16,670,561
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 22,427,400 18,569,900 3,857,500 16,670,561
  Total Operating Expense 22,427,400 18,569,900 3,857,500 16,670,561



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     11,447,700
  Employee benefits     1,410,500
  Transportation and communication     432,100
  Services     9,135,400
  Supplies and equipment     201,700
  Subtotal     22,627,400
  Less: Recoveries     200,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,427,400
  Total Operating Expense for Strategic Policy and Programs     22,427,400