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 Security Guard certificate, licensed by the provincial Ministry of Justice.
  • You earn all industry required safety certifications.
  • You gain work experience and references through a minimum of 60 hours of work placements.


  • In-class instruction Security Officer leading to applied certificate.
  • Security Guard license written exam
  • First Aid/CPR certification – WHMIS certification
  • Mental Health First Aid certification
  • Training:  Essential and workplace skills, life skills, study skills
  • Complete resume preparation
  • Completion of practicum/work placement
  • Elder and adult tutor services available
  • Access to community supports, resources and referrals

Length and start date

Application Deadline:  January 29, 2024

Start date(s): March 4 - June 7, 2024

Length: 14 weeks


2023-24 programs are offered in-person at Prince Albert campus.


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

Criteria for application:

  • Must complete a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Must have completed either Grade 10 or Adult 10.
  • 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.