Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers education for under-represented groups looking to jumpstart their careers
Funding covers program tuition, book costs, virtual learning resources and online course materials
June 29, 2021 – The New Start Project: Access to Education and Employment was developed by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Continuing Education to assist persons with disabilities and newcomers to Canada with overcoming barriers to employment by helping them develop the skills they need in order to make a meaningful labour force connection.
This unique, customized project offers client-centered education to persons with disabilities and newcomers to Canada at Sask Polytech’s four campus locations and virtually. Indigenous peoples, women and visible minorities are also welcome to apply.
“Supporting a skilled, inclusive, certified and productive workforce is important to Sask Polytech,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “Through the New Start Project: Access to Education and Employment students develop knowledge, essential skills and language skills needed to jumppstart their careers in Saskatchewan.”
There are currently 16 offerings through the New Start Project, including Automotive Painter, Esthetician Nail Technician and Security Officer, to name a few. Students who meet the eligibility criteria may receive tuition free training and additional resources, such as access to a virtual learning strategist.
Students with learning disabilities who sign up for the New Start Project will have access to virtual tutors to develop customized learning plans and will have access to an online learning platform.
Newcomers to Canada who sign up for the New Start Project will have the option to engage in language training, as related to their selected Sask Polytech program of study.
Those who are interested can learn more at Sask Polytech’s website at saskpolytech.ca/newstart. Programming is offered from July 2021 to March 2022. Program seats are subject to availability and student eligibility. Email email@example.com for more information.
Funding for these programs comes from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training.