Government of Saskatchewan

Hybrid Carpenter Training

The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), in cooperation with SIAST, has developed Carpenter apprenticeship technical training programs that combine online theory learning with in-class practical training.  Registered apprentices now have the opportunity to participate in this training for Level 2 or for level 3.  Level 4 training will be available in 2015. Hybrid […]

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More Than 100 Saskatchewan Students Receive Youth Apprenticeship Industry Scholarships

A career in the skilled trades has become an even more attractive option for 101 high school graduates.  Each received a $1,000 Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarship at their recent graduation ceremonies.High schools throughout Saskatchewan nominated students to receive the scholarships.  They were awarded to students who completed SYA in high school, have planned […]

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2013 Tax Year Documents

The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has mailed out documents pertaining to the 2013 Taxation Year. - T2202A ‘Tuition, Education and Textbook Amount Certificate’ forms were mailed out on February 26, 2013 - T4E ‘Statement of Employment Insurance and Other Benefits’ forms were mailed out on February 25, 2013 – Information about Claiming Tuition Amount for Examinations,  […]

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New Carpenter Apprenticeship Technical Training Format

New Carpenter Apprenticeship Technical Training Format Now Available for Carpenter Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship Programs The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), in cooperation with SIAST, have developed Carpenter apprenticeship technical training programs that combine online theory learning with in-class practical training. This training format is now available in both Level 2 […]

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Tania’s Blog – A Good Waxing Experience

The other day I had a new client come to me for some waxing services.  She seemed really nervous even though she had waxing services before at other spas.  I asked her if she had any really good or really bad experiences with waxing services from other technicians.  She was really hesitant to tell me […]

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Gordon’s Blog – First Shift Back

Today is the first shift back to work after four weeks of vacation. What a great incentive for an apprentice to stay with their current employer – increased vacation days for years of service. As a new hire, vacation is accumulated at 120 hours in the first year and increases after five years by eight […]

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Adam’s Blog – Xeriscaping

June wasn’t the best month to be a landscaper. All of the rain we had sure put a stop to a lot of production. I am glad to see we are back to summer again though, as there is so much work to do and not a lot of season left already. In the last […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Chocolate box of tools

When I first arrived in the Instrumentation shop, I was given a chocolate box full of tools. The guys thought it was a nice way to welcome me, and to see if I knew the difference between a screwdriver and a hammer. I did, and they were surprised that I could pull out each item […]

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Tania’s Blog – Six quality years

The end of June will be the 6 year anniversary from when I graduated from Esthetics at the local Beauty College in Regina. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone and how much I have accomplished. I never would have thought that by year 6 I would be balancing a successful career and […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Combustion Analyzer

Today’s work order sent me to work on a combustion analyzer. This equipment indicates how much oxygen is in the exhaust air of the product dryer, as well as other gasses that may accumulate if our dryer isn’t running properly. Up to this point, I think in every blog post where I’ve mentioned a work […]

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Tamara’s Blog – Scholarships and Vacation!

Things are starting to look up. I just received word that I had won the scholarship that I had applied for in school.  I wasn’t expecting that phone call when I received it.  I was at the point of wondering how am I going to last the next two weeks financially. I was quite relieved […]

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Adam’s Blog – Maintenance for Efficiency

In my last blog I talked a little about safety, but another big part of the job is maintenance. Some parts of safety fall under maintenance, like doing the walk around our trucks and trailers checking the tires and lights. In the same way, maintenance can fall under safety. For example, this could include checking […]

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