Are you ready for work? Do you know what to expect or what employers will expect from you? Sask Polytech's employment readiness programs prepare you for the world of work through both in-class and on-the-job training.

An employment readiness program will help you identify current skills and build new abilities through classroom and work placements. The focus is on employment skills evaluation and training, including resume and portfolio development, computer and job search skills, and high demand employment certificates.

You will enjoy one-on-one support and small group learning. We collaborate with local businesses and industries to give you learning and work placements. CLB 6 is a pre-requisite.

Program overview

  • You earn a Saskatchewan Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Level 1 Certificate of Achievement. 
  • You earn industry required safety certifications.
  • You gain work experience and references through a minimum of 60 hours of work placements.


  • In-class instruction ECE Level 1 Units in a supported environment
  • First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification
  • Food Safe certification
  • Essential skills for the workplace, life skills, family literacy and study skills
  • Completion of practicum/work experience
  • Elder and adult tutor services
  • Access to community supports, resources and referrals

Length and start date

Application Deadline:  February 26, 2024

Start date(s): March 11 - June 14, 2024 

Length: 14 weeks


2023-24 programs are offered in person at Moose Jaw campus. 


There is a limit of 15 participants chosen from among eligible applicants.

Criteria for application:

  • Must complete a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • You do not need to have completed high school to apply
  • Must submit an Expression of Interest form

Tuition and fees

There is no cost to attend as tuition and fees are covered by the Saskatchewan Government.

Training allowance

An Education and Training Incentive (ETI) is provided to recipients of Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) as this is an approved program. If you consider yourself a low-income learner, you may be eligible for SIS and ETI. For further information, or to apply for SIS, go to Saskatchewan Income Support. We also have advisors to assist you complete the application, if needed. Please note: the previous Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) has been discontinued. 

Contact us

Contact Literacy and Adult Education to arrange for an intake assessment, or to discuss program details.