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 – 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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Tania’s Blog – Inspiration on Vacation

After the birth of my daughter in March, I took a few weeks off work and then got back into the swing of work with the help of my spouse and my mom. No one was surprised that I went back to work so soon.  Every year I take a few mini vacations, but never […]

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Adam’s Blog – Water, shade, and proper grading

It seems when it isn’t raining, it is crazy hot this year. It can be hard to beat the heat some days. With all the rain it has been so humid out there that even the shade doesn’t feel much cooler. It’s pretty easy to not realize how much time has gone by since the […]

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Adam’s Blog – New and Improved Outdoor Living Space

It is always fun when you get to take out something old and replace it with something brand new and one hundred percent better. In this job we removed an old wood deck, retaining wall and staircase and re-built it all with brick. This was a big job that took a couple weeks to finish, […]

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Gordon’s Blog – Safety Training Pays Off

Today was tough. The day started with being assigned a work order that required the use of a lift. Good luck finding one. My co-worker and I followed a few leads as to where lifts had been spotted, but nothing. We did manage to find a lift that was unsuitable for our needs, as it […]

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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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