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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Adam’s Blog – New Greenhouse

 The weather has been very uncooperative for me this year; the rain needs to stop so I can get the last few projects done before the ground is frozen. I am hoping for another six weeks at the least. We are currently finishing up a couple of small jobs so we can start a big […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Lunch Kits

In a person’s working career, they will use and see many different styles of lunch kits. This topic reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer makes a coffee table book about coffee tables. I watch a lot of Seinfeld re-runs, so I thought why not a blog about lunch kits. What a person brings […]

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Tamara’s Blog – Jack of all Trades

It seems like it has been a long time since I wrote my blog. Well I guess it has been awhile. After my vacation it seemed like life got a tad bit busier. In between work, helping my mom, working side jobs, being a mommy and nursing baby kittens……..life is crazy. But that’s a story […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Demolition

One of the jobs that I often become involved in is the removal of old equipment.  On Sunday the company was removing an old ore storage bin, and they needed some Instrumentation help. I agreed to come in at noon on Sunday, which worked well with a late night Saturday. What was needed from me […]

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Adam’s Blog – Proper Tree Planting

I may prefer building brick walls, planters, and patios; but it is the plants in the landscape that really bring the whole project together. How you plant your trees is very important, so I would like to take some time to talk about how to properly plant a tree. First, you need to select the […]

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Apprenticeship Tuition Fees

Apprenticeship training and trade certification is one of the most successful and cost-effective opportunities for young people. Apprenticeship leads to a rewarding and well-paying career in the skilled trades. Apprentices learn on the job, where they earn a wage, leading to a career with many opportunities for advancement. Saskatchewan Apprenticeship is committed to maintaining a […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Should repair people work after hours and weekends?

I saw the question posed on the @SkApprentice  twitter account and I guess it’s time to respond. When I started in my current job 16 years ago, we never had a tradesperson on shift. Shift work was only for the production people. When something broke down, the mill supervisor would start phoning the appropriate tradespeople […]

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Tania’s Blog – The Extra Mile

Sometimes you have to do whatever you can to get the news products on the market. Typically new products are released to North America as a whole, but for some reason it takes six months to a year for the new products to come to Canada.  And when they eventually come to Canada, the price […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Work Visitors

“What are you doing today dad?” was the question from one of the little girls in the back seat of the truck. “I’m doing Instrumentation,” was the reply. Then I got the, “I know that, Dad, but what kind of instrumentation work are you doing today?”  My wife, who had come to drop me off […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Summer Shut Down

This month we are having our annual maintenance summer shut down. This is a very busy time of year for the maintenance department. If you are planning to work in the trades, summer shut down may be when you will do the most work during your career. It also is the time to make the […]

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