Creating Opportunities for Entry into the Trades

Creating Opportunities for Entry into the Trades (COET)

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Are you interested in pursuing a career in the trades? Begin your journey into the trades today.

Who is this for?

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Newcomers
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Women

Creating Opportunities for Entry into the Trades operates under the guidance of the Skills Trade Awareness and Readiness Program (STAR). Your enrolment provides:

  • Free tuition for your chosen program or activities (seat fee may apply).
  • Free textbooks and/or required learning resources.
  • Access to online course materials during your in-class learning journey.

Applied certificate and certificate training

You will experience engaging classroom instruction combined with practical hands-on training in a shop and work experience setting. 

Programs

*Dates and availability are subject to change. Admission requirements for specific programs apply – see individual program websites for details. Admission method is First Qualified/First Admitted. A seat fee of $600 applies to all applied certificate and certificate programs. Additional program fees of approximately $200 will apply to the Agriculture Equipment Technician and Auto Body Technician Certificate programs (due on the first day of the program). Application fee is included in the seat fee.

The program prepares you to work in auto body shops, automotive dealerships and the manufacturing sector. You will learn from experienced instructors about basic metal work and painting, safe working procedures, door servicing, electrical systems, front sheet metal and plastic material repair, and welding. You will also spend two weeks in an auto body shop testing your newly acquired skills.

For specific admissions requirements, visit the program page.

  • Saskatoon
    • January 4, 2021 (30 Weeks)
    • April 12, 2021 ( 30 Weeks)

 

Apply Now

Fill out the Autobody Technician Application for Admission (pdf) and submit to programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca.

The Automotive Painter program prepares you to work in auto body shops, auto dealerships, and the manufacturing sector. The job involves a lot of movement and an eye for detail and colour. The ability to organize multiple tasks will make you a valuable asset in the workplace. You will learn from experienced instructors and get practical experience in Sask Polytech's well-equipped shops. You will dismantle and assemble vehicles, hammer out small dings, prepare, prime and refinish vehicle panels, and repair paint defects. You will also spend a week in an auto body shop testing your newly acquired skills.

For specific admission requirements, visit the program page.

  • Regina
    • TBA

For further information, please contact programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca or call 306-659-4358

A certified journeyperson bricklayer will give instruction in many areas of masonry such as safe tool use, mortar mixing and joints, block and brick wall construction and various other masonry topics. Much of your time is spent in Sask Polytech's well-equipped masonry shop where you will be able to polish your skills on the many shop projects we offer.

For specific admissions requirements, visit the program page.

  • Saskatoon
    • March 8, 2021 (17 weeks)

Apply Now

Fill out the Bricklayer Application for Admission (pdf) and submit to programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca.

A certified journeyperson carpenter will give instruction in many areas of carpentry such as safe tool use, site layout, foundations and concrete, framing and more. Much of your time is spent in Sask Polytech's well-equipped carpentry shop where you will be able to polish your skills on the many shop projects we offer. 

For specific admissions requirements, visit the program page.

  • Regina
    • January 4, 2021 (18 weeks)
  •  Saskatoon
    • January 4, 2021 (18 weeks)

Apply Now

Fill out the Carpentry Application for Admission (pdf) and submit to programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca.

Maximize your career opportunities and get training in two high-demand trades at once. In addition to classroom learning, you will work on different types of equipment. On the heavy duty equipment side, you could work on bulldozers, cranes, graders, loaders or earthmovers. On the truck and transport side, you could work on trucks, buses or highway transport vehicles.

For specific admissions requirements, visit the program page.

  • Saskatoon
    • January 11, 2021 (19 weeks)

Apply Now

Fill out the Heavy Equipment Truck and Transport Technician Application for Admission (pdf) and submit to programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca.

Parts people make sure the right parts are available in the right place at the right time. You have to like variety, be good at organizing things, be able to handle large volumes of information and have good people and computer skills. The program provides the skills you need to work in wholesale distribution centres and in automotive, truck, agricultural, industrial equipment and recreational equipment dealerships. 

For specific admissions requirements, visit the program page.

  • Saskatoon
    • January 4, 2021 (13 Weeks)
    • May 3, 2021 (13 weeks)
      • Online seats are available for this intake.

Apply Now

Fill out the Parts Person Application for Admission (pdf) and submit to programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca. Please indicate on your application form if you are applying for the online option (based out of Saskatoon).

All COET courses require a computer.
Questions?

Contact us at 306-659-4358 or programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca.

If you require ACCUPLACER testing (measures skills in reading, writing and math) to meet admissions requirements, visit the ACCUPLACER Testing for Literacy and Adult Education page.

If English is your second language and you require English Language and IELTS testing to meet admissions requirements, visit the English Language Requirement page.


About Skills Trade Awareness and Readiness Program (STAR)

The objective of the STAR program is to strengthen apprenticeship training systems to better support a skilled, inclusive, certified and productive trades workforce by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of training provided. The three-year program specifically aims to improve the participation and success of four key groups in trades training and trades careers:

  • Indigenous people
  • Newcomers (with Permanent Resident status)
  • Persons with disabilities 
  • Women

Portions of the program will also create opportunities for youth to participate in interactive and engaging trade related events designed for them to explore and encourage education and future career paths in the trades.