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Proportion of new instructors at each level (CSIA Ontario)

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Hi guys, thought you might find this interesting as it's something I'm always curious about:

 

The most recent SkiPro Ontario magazine (CSIA Ontario) shows the number of new graduates at each CSIA level in Ontario from the 2014-2015 season. Link here, page 16. (There's also a great article by JF on pg. 12 for anyone interested.)

 

 

Number of instructors attaining new/additional certification in 2014-2015 in Ontario: ~1045 

 

Approx. Breakdown of new CSIA instructors by level 
Level Number Percent (approx)
1 ~870 85%
2 ~130 13%
3 16 1.6%
4 ~3 0.3%
Snowpark 24 2.3%

 

Remember, this is Ontario only, and the list is more intended as a congratulatory note rather than intended for statistical analysis. No info on how many did not pass.

 

Thoughts? Does PSIA give any similar clues to proportions of new instructors?

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Who knew which gnu is new?

 

In the US upper level certs are 99+% not new instructors. In the Eastern division, we publish a similar "who passed" list. Every now and then a breakdown of the membership by cert is published. My vague recollection is that it works out to around 65% cert 1, 25% cert 2 , 10% cert 3 and 1% education staff (the equivalent of level 4 CSIA).

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Since PSIA certification is done by each division, each has its own list of cert successes. There is no national overall list. I think each division has a minimum experience requirement for each level. You must have XXX number of hours teaching to sign up for Levels II and III, unless the division grants an exception.
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

Since PSIA certification is done by each division, each has its own list of cert successes. There is no national overall list. I think each division has a minimum experience requirement for each level. You must have XXX number of hours teaching to sign up for Levels II and III, unless the division grants an exception.


Kneale, there is no teaching hour requirement at any level for PSIA Rocky Mountain.  That being said, it'd be difficult to pass Level II or III without some teaching experience.  I had never taught a lesson and Level I was a breeze.

 

Mike

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I wonder if there is any data about full time and part time as well as big verses small areas. I do not have current data in front of me but I do have four decades of personal work experience in several Colorado ski schools. Back in the day Loveland had a lot of 3's considering the size of their school (200+). Crested Butte did as well (sorry I don't have school size for them anymore), Aspen required a 3 or a concrete two year plan to get it back when I worked there (1800+). Keystone has well above that 1% figure (450+), maybe it is worth noting that a general statistic like the one shown is a bit useful to take a nation wide snapshot but locally it may not be all that useful. It also suggests that away from larger resorts some medium and small areas might have more than that 1% and some others would thus have less.

 

Just sayin...


Edited by justanotherskipro - 10/12/15 at 8:49am
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Last season, Breck trainers invited all LIIIs on staff to a presentation by Ellen Post Foster. The email list included about 80 names, maybe slightly more than 10 per cent of the S&R staff.
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