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    #saskpolytechwelcomedays - #saskpolytechwelcomedays Saskatchewan Polytechnic Welcome Days Contest #SaskPolytechWelcomeDays

  • FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success

    FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success - Fsin Partners With Sask. Polytech To Focus On Indigenous Student Success (Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask. Polytech) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implementing the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

  • Empowering women to follow their passion

    Empowering women to follow their passion - 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.”

  • From us to you: words of wisdom on starting a new step on your academic journey

    From us to you: words of wisdom on starting a new step on your academic journey - From us to you: words of wisdom on starting a new step on your academic journey Starting school can be a one part thrilling and one part scary. But many people have been right where you are before and survived it. We went and asked some of Sask Polytech’s faculty, alumni and leadership team for their words of wisdom on how to survive school, here’s what they had to say:

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


Have Whisk, Will Travel: Culinary Arts in the Community

Have Whisk, Will Travel: Culinary Arts in the Community

Communications and Marketing - August 23, 2017

Have Whisk, Will Travel: Culinary Arts in the Community Saskatchewan Polytechnic is home to an important training ground for the next generation of Saskatchewan’s culinary masters. The Culinary Arts program, offered at the Saskatoon campus, is led by program head and long-time chef Derek Cotton and teaches students ‘a little bit of everything’ in the culinary world. “Our program is designed to prepare students with the core knowledge they need to work in the hospitality industry,” says Cotton. “Once they’re done their training with us, they’re ready to ‘be shaped’ by an experienced chef.”

tags: News, Saskatoon, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Successful careers


Previous achievements and experience influence education

Previous achievements and experience influence education

Communications and Marketing - June 15, 2017

Previous achievements and experience influence education Sask Polytech proves to be a leader in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Life is full of learning moments. From learning on-the-job or learning at home, there are a number of ways that we grow knowledge and develop skills. At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, PLAR is used as a way to acknowledge that learning happens in many areas of our lives.

tags: Academic, Continuing Education, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Elder Fred Sasakamoose receives honorary diploma at Saskatoon Convocation

Elder Fred Sasakamoose receives honorary diploma at Saskatoon Convocation

Communications and Marketing - June 12, 2017

Elder Fred Sasakamoose receives honorary diploma at Saskatoon Convocation Many people know Elder Fred Sasakamoose for his exceptional athletic prowess and his incredible skill on the ice. He was the first Indigenous hockey player from Canada to play in the NHL and the first NHL player with treaty status. Growing up in northern Saskatchewan, Fred learned to skate at age five from his grandfather. Back then, there were no such things as carbon fibre hockey sticks or lightweight composite midsole skates with hydrophobic grip liners. Fred’s grandfather tied bob skates to his moccasins and he used willow branches for hockey sticks.

tags: News, Convocation, Saskatoon, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Ms. Verna Alford receives honorary diploma at Moose Jaw Convocation

Ms. Verna Alford receives honorary diploma at Moose Jaw Convocation

Communications and Marketing - June 12, 2017

Ms. Verna Alford receives honorary diploma at Moose Jaw Convocation Ms. Verna Alford is the president of Alford Floors & Interiors in Regina. The company opened its doors in 1967 as a flooring store. Later, Verna expanded the company and began to provide furniture, accessories and guidance in Interior Design. Alford Floors & Interiors was one of the first companies to offer Interior Design services in Western Canada.

tags: Convocation, Moose Jaw, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Students receive five medals at Skills Canada National Competition

Students receive five medals at Skills Canada National Competition

Communications and Marketing - June 6, 2017

Students receive five medals at Skills Canada National Competition Saskatchewan Polytechnic students competed to become the national champion for their respective skilled trade June 7, 2017 – Last weekend Saskatchewan Polytechnic students competed against 600 young people from across Canada at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Winnipeg and came out on top with five medals, including three gold and two bronze. Students must first compete at local, regional and provincial/territorial events in order to represent their province/territory and demonstrate their skills at the national level.

tags: News, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


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