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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


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


Mind over metal summer welding camp

Mind over metal summer welding camp

Communications and Marketing - July 18, 2017

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.

tags: News, Regina, Pursuing excellence, WITT


For 26 years, girls GETT interested in trades

For 26 years, girls GETT interested in trades

Communications and Marketing - July 12, 2017

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.

tags: News, Regina, Saskatoon, Economic and social prosperity, WITT


Summer camps can show kids countless career opportunities

Summer camps can show kids countless career opportunities

Communications and Marketing - May 25, 2017

Summer camps can show kids countless career opportunities Get your kids to learn something new this summer Every summer, Sask Polytech students and faculty host a number of summer camps for kids looking to learn a new skill or learn about a new career option they’ve never thought possible. These week-long camps, are designed to help kids learn something new, develop their social skills and build their self-confidence. Camps are offered at Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon campuses and are available for children ranging from nine to seventeen years of age.

tags: News, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Successful careers, WITT


Women in Trades & Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Women in Trades & Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Communications and Marketing - April 24, 2017

Women in Trades & Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dedicated to increasing the number of women in Saskatchewan trades and technology for 30 years INTRO The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Women in Trades & Technology WITT program was greatly influenced by the women who founded Saskatchewan Tradeswomen in the 1970s, a movement that eventually formed Saskatchewan Women in Trades and Technology (SaskWITT). These women were leaders in a national movement to bring like-minded women together to remove barriers in traditionally male occupations. Sask Polytech’s WITT program has evolved over the past 30 years, but the goal remains the same: encourage and assist women interested in trades and technology careers.

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


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