SIAST is a nationally recognized leader in Industrial/Trades skills training and technical education. Our programs are designed with input from industry. Our curriculum matches opportunities in the actual workplace. Our training emphasizes hands-on learning.
SIAST training hits the road.
SIAST's Mobile Training Labs take Industrial/Trades training to students in rural, remote and Northern communities. Each mobile lab is a tractor-trailer unit that expands to provide 1,100 square feet of shop space equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tools.
How apprenticeship works.
An apprenticeship is a formal agreement between an employee who wants to learn a skill, an employer who needs a skilled worker and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). SIAST is contracted by the SATCC to provide short periods of training each year for apprentices in a number of trades.
The first key to apprenticeship is finding a job in your chosen trade. Once employed, you sign a contract of apprenticeship with your employer and the SATCC. If you are a graduate of an applied certificate or certificate program, you may receive advance credit towards apprenticeship. The SATCC determines the level of apprenticeship you are in, issues a year card and arranges for all your training.
Earn while you learn.
You will earn an income while working as an apprentice under the supervision of a certified journeyperson. During your apprenticeship, the skills you learn on the job are supplemented by a number of weeks of technical training each year – that’s where SIAST comes in. Every year, you’ll spend six to 10 weeks in technical training at SIAST and the rest of your time learning on the job. On completing your apprenticeship training and meeting any other requirements, you can become a certified journeyperson in your trade. This is your ticket to excellent career mobility and earning potential.
We want you to succeed.
SIAST offers Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards especially for Industrial/Trades students. You also have access to Learning Services for help with things like tutoring and exam preparation; Student Services for things like counseling and child care; Student Employment Services for help with your job search; Student Life for recreational and social opportunities. Check out PLAR to see if you can get credit for previous work experience and non-formal training.
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