Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians and Sask Polytech sign memorandum of agreement

Image credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

SASTT and Sask Polytech continue to work together to promote careers in applied science, engineering and technology fields

March 7, 2016 - Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a memorandum of agreement to continue supporting and promoting careers in technology. SASTT and Sask Polytech have been working together to advance the careers of technologists for over 50 years.

"We are excited to continue our relationship with Sask Polytech," says Michael Sazynski, SASTT president. "Our 2,500 members represent 14 unique disciplines, from civil engineering technology to environmental engineering technology, architectural and building technology and mining. The majority of our members are also Sask Polytech graduates." 

"Saskatchewan Polytechnic believes in the value of collaboration," says Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO. "A continued relationship promotes both institutions in areas of safety and professionalism. We value our relationship with SASTT, the partnership offers exceptional opportunities for our students and quality assurance our programs meet and exceed industry standards. The SASTT certification of our graduates is recognized as the industry standard in Saskatchewan and across Canada."

SASTT and Sask Polytech work together to ensure curriculum continues addressing the needs of the industry and give public presentations on what members are doing once they've graduated from the program. The partnership develops and promotes careers in applied science and engineering technology fields and creates a pathway for students to earn a recognized professional designation in their fields. SASTT offers two designations: A.Sc.T for Applied Science Technologists and C.Tech for Certified Technicians. SASTT is responsible for defining and developing the academic and experiential requirements of each designation, including a professional code of conduct.

SASTT is the only professional association that represents applied science and engineering technologists and technicians in the province of Saskatchewan. Members of SASTT have been certified by their peers as having a recognized level of post-secondary academic and practical training in a specialized applied science and engineering technology discipline.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.