Co-operative Education & Career Action

Purpose

In keeping with the Guidelines for Academic Program Reviews at the University of Waterloo, June 2004 and Procedures for Establishing New Undergraduate Programs at the University of Waterloo (UW), September 2007, CECA feasibility studies are conducted to assess expected changes in the supply of students in a program or plan, the employability or those students who will be admitted to the proposed program or plan as well as the employment demand, or the potential for shifts in demand, for students with the skills being taught by the proposed program/plan. The feasibility study also allows CECA to assess the lead time anticipated to develop appropriate job opportunities for the projected supply of students as well as what, if any, additional resources may be needed to undertake and maintain the necessary job development.