Shockproofing for Future Skills

Shockproofing for Future Skills

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is removing barriers for under-represented groups including: women, Indigenous peoples, newcomers, people with disabilities and youth to explore opportunities and start careers in high demand sectors in an effort to better support a skilled, inclusive, certified and productive workforce. Students will develop knowledge and practical skills in a particular occupation and jumpstart their careers through learning through an innovative online platform. This program would not be possible without funding from the Government of Canada's Future Skills Centre.

Training ranges from 14-weeks to 35-weeks in applied certificate training programs. Students who meet the eligibility criteria for introductory and applied certificate training programs will receive tuition free training.

Who is this for?

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Newcomers
  • People with disabilities
  • Women
  • Youth (ages 18-35)

Shockproofing for Future Skills operates under the guidance of the Future Skills Centre. Your enrolment provides:

  • Free tuition for your chosen program or activities (Application fee is $80 CAD).
  • Free textbooks and/or required learning resources.
  • Access to online course materials during your online and in-class learning journey.

*Review specific programs below for potential additional costs.

Applied certificate and certificate training

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

*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.  Additional program fees of approximately $200-$700 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.

Once you are ready to apply, fill out the application form. If you do not already have an account, create one and follow the application path:

Application Type (Contract Admissions) – Planned Program Study (Shockproofing/Future Skills.) Then, enter all additional information including the Program offering and the Date of offering. Lastly, make sure to have your transcripts sent from Ministry of Education to Sask Polytech's Registration Services.
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  • August 23, 2021 - May 13, 2022 (35 weeks)
  • August 22, 2022 - May 12, 2023 (35 weeks)

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Prince Albert

  •  October 17, 2022 - March 10, 2023 (18 weeks)


  • January 4  - May 13, 2022  (18 weeks)
  • October 17, 2022 - March 10, 2023 (18 weeks)
  • August 29, 2022 - January 13, 2023 (18 weeks)

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August 29, 2022 - April 26, 2023

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  • October 18, 2021 - May 27, 2022 (29 weeks)
  • August 29, 2022 - March 25, 2023 (29 weeks)

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All Shockproofing programs and courses require a computer.

Contact us at 306-659-4358 or

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.

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