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  • Key services and scholarship provide life-changing support

    Key services and scholarship provide life-changing support - From the time Caitlin Chometa began her journey with Saskatchewan Polytechnic it’s put her on a positive path. “It’s changing my life,” she said. Caitlin was taking a year off after high school with plans to begin her post-secondary education when the sudden loss of the father figure in her life altered her direction.

  • Dinner connects business and industry with Moose Jaw students

    Dinner connects business and industry with Moose Jaw students - December 5, 2018 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business and Industry Dinners presented by Graham Group 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 speakers are Business Administration program alumni Ken and Angela McDougall. The McDougalls are fourth generation farmers who have turned their family farm, McDougall Acres, into an independent seed retailer business offering seed treatment, cleaning and colour sorting services.

  • Promoting agricultural education & employment opportunities for young learners

    Promoting agricultural education & employment opportunities for young learners - November 29, 2018 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Sun West School Division teamed up on an Agricultural Equipment Technician boot camp for high school learners. Over 50 learners were in attendance. This follows the success of the partnership formed last spring between the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Sun West School Division and the Western Equipment Dealers Association to introduce grade 11 and 12 learners to agricultural-related careers.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Your Choice Homes partner on construction training for Indigenous youth as part of the Youth Employment Strategy

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Your Choice Homes partner on construction training for Indigenous youth as part of the Youth Employment Strategy - November 28, 2018 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic is partnering with Your Choice Homes (YCHomes) to provide training opportunities for Indigenous high school students. Sask Polytech’s School of Construction is providing online training materials for Indigenous youth as part of YCHomes high school practical arts program. Through this program, students earn high school credit and hours towards their apprenticeship training should they choose to continue.

Cowessess First Nation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic partner on mapping project

Cowessess First Nation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic partner on mapping project

Communications and Marketing - November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018 – Through a Saskatchewan Polytechnic applied research grant, Cowessess First Nation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology faculty members have created a mapping procedure that will help 911 responders locate Cowessess First Nation emergencies quicker.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, applied research


Four Sask Polytech students will compete for spots on WorldSkills Team

Four Sask Polytech students will compete for spots on WorldSkills Team

Communications and Marketing - November 6, 2018

Four Saskatchewan Polytechnic students are hard at work preparing to showcase their technical skills to an international audience next year. Adam Sebastien of Regina, Ryan Folk of Arcola, Jonathan Crane of Regina and Taylor Ehman of Lanigan competed with Team Saskatchewan at the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) earlier this year.

tags: News, School of Construction, School of Information and Communications Technology, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing


Technology Accreditation Canada accredits fourteen programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Technology Accreditation Canada accredits fourteen programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Communications and Marketing - October 31, 2018

Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) presented the faculty at Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificates recognizing national program accreditation for fourteen engineering technology and applied science programs (see below).

tags: News, School of Construction, School of Information and Communications Technology, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, School of Natural Resources and Built Environment, School of Transportation


Building the Ultra-Efficient Drive

Building the Ultra-Efficient Drive

Communications and Marketing - October 3, 2018

You’d drive a car made with a lawn chair, a dismantled drill, a 3D printer and some recycled hockey sticks, right? Benjamin Esquirol and his buddies from Saskatchewan Polytechnic sure would ... in fact they did! Welcome to Shell Eco-marathon, where young people from around the world build and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles towards a more sustainable future. This Great Big Story was made possible by Shell.

tags: News, Applied Research, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing


Saskatchewan Polytechnic eco car finishes second at international competition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic eco car finishes second at international competition

Communications and Marketing - July 10, 2018

July 11, 2018 – Competing against students from around the world, Saskatchewan Polytechnic finished second at the Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship in London, England, July 8, 2018.

tags: News, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


Sask Polytech students win big on the racetrack

Sask Polytech students win big on the racetrack

Communications and Marketing - May 16, 2018

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students have proven they have what it takes on the raceway. The SaskEco Urban Concept car finished in second place at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas Challenge at Sonoma Raceway in California in April. This win also means these Sask Polytech students become the first Canadian team to earn a spot in the final competition in London, England this July.

tags: News, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing


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