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  • RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work

    RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work - RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work RBC Future Launch helps Sask Polytech prepare students for the changing nature of work, build curriculum for the 21st century November 17, 2017 – Last night during a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business and Industry Dinner, president and CEO, Dr. Larry Rosia, announced that the RBC Foundation is donating a $100,000 gift as part of RBC Future Launch, a 10-year commitment to unlock the potential of young people and prepare students for the future world of work.

  • Mitutoyo Canada and Sandvik Coromant Canada supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing programs

    Mitutoyo Canada and Sandvik Coromant Canada supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing programs - Mitutoyo Canada and Sandvik Coromant Canada supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing programs Generous donation strengthens manufacturing innovation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic November 15, 2017 – Thanks to an $82,133 donation from Mitutoyo Canada Inc. and a $75,000 donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is able to take a step in supporting Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector through new equipment and student awards.

  • Dinner helps students connect with industry and prepare for future careers

    Dinner helps students connect with industry and prepare for future careers - Dinner helps students connect with industry and prepare for future careers Annual business and industry dinner develops students networking skills and raises funds for financial assistance programs November 15, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business and Industry Dinners provide a valuable applied learning opportunity for students to build networks for their future careers. Employers in attendance are provided the opportunity to meet with potential future hires. This year’s keynote speaker is Sask Polytech Business Administration, alumnus Kim Ulmer. Ulmer is the RBC regional president for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and North Western Ontario. She leads and is inspired by a talented workforce of over 2,600 employees. Ulmer is passionate about youth and mentorship and has invited business certificate student, Kelly McIntyre, to shadow her on November 16 prior to the dinner to learn about leadership and a career in financial services.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day - Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day Saskatchewan Polytechnic is flying the Métis flag at its four main campuses November 15, 2017 – On Thursday, November 16 Saskatchewan Polytechnic will fly the Métis flag at our four main campuses in recognition of Louis Riel Memorial Day. This day celebrates the life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who represented the Métis peoples’ interests. “We are proud to raise the Métis flag in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon,” says Jason Seright, director, Indigenous Strategy. “Raising the Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day is an important part of indigenization at Sask Polytech. We want our Indigenous students to know they are valued members of our community.”

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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