Hi Kevin and John - great video and as you mention Govt is already doing much of this. This is what PS Renewal was doing and University recruiting met PS targets. Now the PS will be rightsizing and I expect Depts will have to manage to their budgets to include WFA. Then WFA will reassign many PS staff across Depts.
It does not seem to me that Govt will be doing much recruiting.
Given this topic is under SSC forum, I assume the focus is on tech students recruiting in particular.
There are no "product development" or "tech management" streams in the PS like the private sector where you hire university students in junior roles and groom them for innovation or managment roles. University students are not generally interested in careers as LAN admin or help desk support which is the type of role the PS SSC has to offer. Consequently, Govt CS recruiting has been predominantly from the Technical Colleges rather than University. The application roles, in Depts, not SSC, are of more interest to University students. Indeed, a large % of University tech students are in the video gaming design fields, and Govt is not doing any of this!
As we do not know what Industry/PS Labour balance is the goal, it is hard to know what tech university student recruiting targets will be. Indeed, SSC has a major role in determining what IT infrastructure is better done by Industry, not only in terms of capacity, but in terms of fostering Canadian Innovation to grow worldwide.
All that to say, is that it is far from clear wht the PS University recruiting goals should be right now.
Posted by Steve Poole