Dean's Message

Dean's Message

It takes an impressive number of skilled tradespeople and technologists to keep Saskatchewan’s economy moving forward. You’ll find many of them working in key sectors such as oil and gas, mineral resources and manufacturing, where employment opportunities are abundant, often with salaries to match.

If you’d like to be a part of this driving economic force, the School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing offers more than 30 hands-on programs. You’ll learn from faculty who’ll share the rich knowledge they’ve acquired from working in industry, and you’ll practise your skills using the latest equipment and innovations. Some of our programs include paid co-op work terms and allow you to ladder to a degree program. Our applied learning methods are recognized by employers across the country, meaning you can work anywhere in Canada.

Wondering where you might fit into mining, energy and manufacturing? I encourage you to have a close look at our school.


Jamie Hilts has over twenty years of experience in the college environment which includes Northern Lights College in British Columbia where he worked as an instructor, a student services coordinator and campus assistant principal; Lethbridge College where he held the position of dean for the centre of health, justice and human services; Nova Scotia Community College where he was the academic vice-president and Southeast Regional College in Saskatchewan where he held the position of vice-president, academics.

During his tenure at these institutes Jamie was involved with several other post-secondary institutions, as well as private and publicly funded activities in the development of partnerships and programs to meet the changing needs of both learners and stakeholders.  In addition to his college work Jamie has devoted much time to various charitable and not for profit organizations over the years.

Jamie holds a B.Ed. from the University of Regina and a M.Sc. from the University of Oregon.