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  •  Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Workplace

    Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Workplace - Think about how your job has changed since your first day. Assuming you have been in your position for more than a few weeks or months, it would not be surprising if many aspects are different—and that a good number of the changes were driven by technology. So, have you ever stopped and wondered what the future might hold? Or more specifically, how technology will impact your job in the coming years?

  • Building rewarding careers for women in trades

    Building rewarding careers for women in trades - Building rewarding careers for women in trades WITT program support can be a key to success When Carla Milleker finished her plumbing certificate at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, she wasn’t sure where she’d find work. But as luck would have it, All-Rite Plumbing in Emerald Park, Saskatchewan needed employees at the same time and hired her before she even became an apprentice.

  • Developing training solutions with impact

    Developing training solutions with impact - Developing training solutions with impact Sask Polytech is a leader in providing quality education, online As industries work to incorporate new technologies, adapt to new regulations and account for an aging workforce, the training needs of each industry also begin to change. In an effort to respond to these changing needs and provide industry with the training solutions that support their business, Sask Polytech has taken things online.

  • 2017 Saskatchewan Polytechnic Employee Awards

    2017 Saskatchewan Polytechnic Employee Awards - Because of the dedication and commitment of its employees, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has achieved a solid reputation for providing students with high-quality employment-focused education. Our applied research activities, our connections to industry, and our focus on work-integrated learning have earned us respect and recognition on both a national and an international level. “Every year, Sask Polytech celebrates the outstanding achievements and leadership from a number of employees who have demonstrated the ability to go above and beyond in their work,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “The contributions made by these individuals help to ensure our graduates find success in their educational and career goals.”

Empowering women to follow their passion

Empowering women to follow their passion

Communications and Marketing - September 28, 2017

Empowering women to follow their passion Women in Trades & Technology gives women the confidence to do anything, including manage their own business! Penny Jean Wohlberg is a journeyperson carpenter and owner of Renovation Jeannie. She is also a strong supporter of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Women in Trades & Technology (WITT) program. “For me it all started with WITT,” says Penny. “WITT is all about empowering women and giving them confidence. WITT was the catalyst that kick-started my career in the trades.”

tags: News, School of Construction, Successful careers, WITT


Saskatchewan Polytechnic leverages expertise with new degree program

Saskatchewan Polytechnic leverages expertise with new degree program

Communications and Marketing - September 20, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic leverages expertise with new degree program Bachelor of Construction Management students to begin in September 2018 September 20, 2017 – Today Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates the launch of its new degree program, the Bachelor of Construction Management. This is the second stand-alone degree developed in direct response to labour market demand.

tags: News, Regina, School of Construction, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


Mind over metal summer welding camp

Mind over metal summer welding camp

Communications and Marketing - August 23, 2017

Mind over metal summer welding camp The Canadian Welding Association Foundation hosts Mind Over Metal summer camps for girls at Prince Albert campus August 23, 2016 –The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) program has partnered with the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation to host a Mind Over Metal welding summer camp for girls aged 12 to 15. The week-long camp is being hosted at the Prince Albert campus.

tags: News, Prince Albert, School of Construction, WITT


Habitat for Humanity prepares to move third home for Prince Albert families

Habitat for Humanity prepares to move third home for Prince Albert families

Communications and Marketing - June 5, 2017

Habitat for Humanity prepares to move third home for Prince Albert families Habitat for Humanity, Prince Albert, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic prepare to move third home June 5, 2017 – Today Habitat for Humanity and Saskatchewan Polytechnic had a sod turning event as they prepare to move their third Habitat for Humanity house to its permanent home. Last month Level 2 Carpenter apprentices completed the framing and exterior finish of the house as part of their technical training.

tags: News, Prince Albert, School of Construction, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


Second Sask Polytech, Habitat for Humanity home is moved to permanent location

Second Sask Polytech, Habitat for Humanity home is moved to permanent location

Communications and Marketing - December 13, 2016

Earlier today the second Habitat for Humanity home was moved to its permanent location in Prince Albert. This is the second house Saskatchewan Polytechnic carpentry students have built for Habitat for Humanity. In February 2015, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Habitat for Humanity, Prince Albert, signed a memorandum of agreement for carpentry students to build five houses in five years. Under the five-year plan, the students will frame houses and install windows, exterior doors, siding, soffits and shingles.

tags: News, Prince Albert, School of Construction, Economic and social prosperity


Sask Polytech alumn wins Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest plumber

Sask Polytech alumn wins Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest plumber

Communications and Marketing - November 10, 2016

Lorne Figley says the key is to find something you love to do and make it your career Even though he’s 92-years-old, Lorne Figley is proud to be doing what he loves. In fact, Lorne has been the owner and operator of his own heating and plumbing business in Saskatoon for more than 65 years.

tags: Alumni, Saskatoon, School of Construction, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


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