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Mobile Training Labs

Mobile Training Labs

Extending Our Reach

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's mobile training labs take Industrial/Trades training students in rural, remote and Northern communities. Each lab is a tractor-trailer unit that expands to provide 1,100 square feet of shop space and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, tools and training aids.

Each lab can accommodate up to 12 students at a time. Training sessions last seven to 20 weeks, depending on the program. The three mobile labs currently deliver practical, hands-on training for apprenticeship technical training and applied certificate programs. Training is available for a number of trades:

The mobile training initiative is an example of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's industry-leading innovation in the field of trades training. It is made possible by a public and private partnership in response to identified and emerging industry training needs. The mobile labs are:

  • Increasing accessibility for people unable to attend training in urban centres
  • Strengthening communities by providing training closer to industry
  • Supporting people from diverse cultural backgrounds in their home communities
  • Increasing participation of Aboriginal students
  • Facilitating delivery of nationally accredited training providing on-site, work-based training opportunities
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