The Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress (CSTEC) released its Human Resources Steel Sector Study this week. Prism was pleased to conduct this research for CSTEC. The 2010 Steel Sector Study examined changing skill requirements as a result of technology, environmental regulation, productivity trends and company-level human resources development practices. The research methodology included projections of supply and demand, executive interviews, focus groups, and surveys of human resources managers and union leaders. An overall industry need was identified: a strengthening of the industry’s workplace training culture, in order to remain competitive. A sector strategy was proposed to achieve a stronger industry-wide workplace training culture, which involved using a tool steel industry leaders are already using: benchmarking.