Career Enhancement

Career Enhancement

Career Enhancement is an 18-week employment training program for unemployed Saskatchewan residents who want to build their employability skills and confidence to overcome challenges in attaining and maintaining employment. 

Tuition, books and select employment supports are covered for the entire program. You will learn job search techniques, boost your employability skills, build fundamental computer skills and participate in a work placement with a local employer.

Upcoming intakes

  • December 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023 (Regina campus)*
  • March 6 - July 7, 2023 (Regina campus)*

*Individuals out of Regina may have the option to attend virtually (based on demand and available seats).

Program information

Career Enhancement, an enhanced career bridging program, is currently offered and supported in partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training. 

This 18-week program consists of 10 weeks of classroom-based training followed by an 8-week work placement with a local employer. During your skills building program, you will:

  • Participate in computer training that develops fundamental digital and keyboarding skills;
  • Assess your skills, interests, values and personal style;
  • Research the occupations, employers, and jobs that most interest you in the current labour market;
  • Set meaningful and realistic career goals;
  • Refresh the essential skills most relevant to your career goals;
  • Develop the tools, such as resumes, cover letters, interview skills, you need to conduct a successful job search;
  • Add a variety of professional development achievements to your portfolio of skills; and,
  • Research opportunities to work with a local employer.
  • Use your newly refined skills during your on-site work placement where you will develop a relationship with a local employer and gain a greater understanding of career options.

What's included

You'll receive:

  • Free tuition and access to online training.
  • Support to overcome challenges and obstacles in attaining and maintaining employment.
  • Individualized coaching.

Not included:

  • Bus passes or parking fees
  • Living expenses

This program is eligible for the Education and Training Incentive (ETI); however, you must be eligible for Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) in order to be eligible for ETI.

Careers

Career Enhancement graduates may be found in a broad range of occupations and roles, from entry level to professional. The career you target will depend on your qualifications, skills, interests, and the opportunities currently available in your labour market.

Learn more about some of our recent Career Enhancement graduates.

To be considered you must:

  • Be unemployed or working less than full-time;
  • Have completed an active job search, and face barriers to obtaining or maintaining employment;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be a Saskatchewan resident; and,
  • If English is your additional language, the general measure is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 8 is preferred; however, you will be considered with at least a CLB 6.
If you are receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or are working with a Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) vocational counsellor, please discuss this program with them. 

Step one: Career Enhancement intake

Register for and attend an information session. 

If you require additional information before registering for an information session, please contact us.

Step two: Submit requested forms

  • A resume, if developed
  • English language proficiency requirements, if applicable

Step three: Intake interview

If you want to proceed with the application process after attending an information session, we will contact you to arrange an intake interview. Interested candidates will be required to complete a pre-program assessment prior to entry.

Seats are limited. You must attend an information session and assessment before being considered. 

In-person
The in-person information sessions are intended for participants located in Regina and surrounding area.
  • Monday, February 6, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 10:30 a.m.
Please register by emailing career.enhancement@saskpolytech.ca. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about location and parking.

Virtual via Zoom
If you are located outside Regina or are interested in attending a virtual information session, please register for a virtual information session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact us

Please call 306-775-7467 or email career.enhancement@saskpolytech.ca.

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