School of Construction News
Benefits of a diverse workplaceCommunications and Marketing - October 2, 2018
Research has shown that a more diversified workforce leads to recruitment and retention of highly qualified workers, creativity and productivity, high employee morale, less absenteeism and higher overall performance and leadership styles. Employers are recognizing the benefits of a diverse workplace and the trend is catching on.
A new way to think about safetyCommunications and Marketing - July 12, 2018
When we think about safety, images of hard hats and safety vests come to mind. But safety is more than that – it’s about creating and maintaining a work place in which the worker feels physically, mentally and emotionally safe.
Sask Polytech summer trades camps introduce girls to tradesCommunications and Marketing - July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 – Girls ages 12-15 are attending week-long trades and technology camps at Saskatchewan Polytechnic this month. 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. GETT campers are taught a variety of trades and technology skills with the final project being a desk made of recycled pallets.
Empowering women to follow their passionCommunications 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.”