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  • All aboard with updated zoo train

    All aboard with updated zoo train - All aboard with updated zoo train The Kinsmen Express Train at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo has been given a new lease on life thanks to several students in the Auto Body Technician program. “

  • Plan Program Play programming camp is back for year seven

    Plan Program Play programming camp is back for year seven - Plan Program Play programming camp is back for year seven Since 2010 Saskatchewan Polytech has hosted this interactive programming camp for teens July 19, 2016 – High school students are attending a three day camp at Saskatchewan Polytechnic this week. For ten years Plan Program Play campers have explored the fundamentals of computer programming while creating and modifying simple games.

  • Mind over metal summer welding camp

    Mind over metal summer welding camp - Mind over metal summer welding camp The Canadian Welding Association Foundation hosts Mind Over Metal summer camps for girls at Regina campus July 19, 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 Regina campus.

  • For 26 years, girls GETT interested in trades

    For 26 years, girls GETT interested in trades - For 26 years, girls GETT interested in trades Scooter races cap week-long exploration camp for girls at Regina campus presented by SaskPower July 13, 2016 – Girls from grade six to eight will be attending week-long trades and technology camps at Saskatchewan Polytechnic this month, presented by SaskPower. Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) camps provide participants with a safe, supportive environment to explore the tools, equipment and skills needed for a trades and technology career.

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


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


First graduates of the Swift Current option of the SCBScN program celebrate achievements with a pinning ceremony

First graduates of the Swift Current option of the SCBScN program celebrate achievements with a pinning ceremony

Communications and Marketing - June 1, 2017

First graduates of the Swift Current option of the SCBScN program celebrate achievements with a pinning ceremony Pinning ceremony is a graduation tradition for nursing that originated in the 1860s June 1, 2017 – On Friday the first cohort of students from the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program who completed their four years of education in Swift Current will celebrate their graduation by being presented with a nursing pin. The time-honoured tradition of the nursing pin began at the Nightingale School of Nursing and is a symbol of honour, courage, dedication and privilege of being a nurse.

tags: News, Academic, Convocation, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


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