Saskatchewan Polytechnic launches dual-credit courses for high school students

High school students in Saskatchewan now have the option to earn a high school credit and a Saskatchewan Polytechnic credit simultaneously.

The pilot project include CAD Drafting Level 1, Applied Trades Measurement and two courses in Medical Terminology, which pair, respectively, with high school courses Drafting and Computer-Aided Design, Workplace and Apprenticeship Math, Medical Terminology and Health Sciences.

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Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship

Youth Apprentices – Saskatchewan

What is SYA?

SYA – Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship – raises awareness of apprenticeship in Saskatchewan schools by helping young people discover what rewards come with being a Youth Apprentice and working in the skilled trades. SYA enhances student career development by exploring the world of opportunities skilled trades offer Saskatchewan youth.

What is Apprenticeship?

Being a Youth Apprentice  is a great way to learn job skills while earning money. It combines hands-on learning where experts in a trade (called journeypersons) pass on their knowledge and expertise to employees (called apprentices) right on the job. This practical training is combined with periods of technical training. Learn more about the exciting career opportunities in the skilled trades by watching the video below.

What are the benefits of taking SYA in high school?

Besides getting a head start on career planning and having a record of your achievements, youth who complete all three levels and register as an apprentice in a designated trade within five years receive the following benefits:

  1. waiver of registration fee (currently $150)*
  2. no charge for first level of technical training tuition*
  3. 300 hours of trade time credit**

*The SYA Program may also be available to those who are not high school students. The financial waivers do not apply in those cases.
** For partial completion of  SYA, youth only receive 100 hours of trade time credit per SYA level completed.

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See your career counsellor or IA teacher for more information.


Youth Summer Programs – University of Toronto

Faculty of Law and Faculty of Medicine Youth Programs

Law Modules:  criminal law, law and politics, international law, entertainment and media law, trial advocacy, and corporate law
Medicine Modules:  human physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, research in the medical sciences, molecular biology and genetics, and microbiology

Site:   http://www.ysp.utoronto.ca/
Email:  summer.programs@utoronto.ca


RCMP Youth Camp and Aboriginal Youth Camp

Are you interested in becoming a police or RCMP officer? Do you want to see what it is really like? Then you should sign up for the RMCP Training Academy one week camp.  Thirty two students will be chosen from western Canada  (eight specifically from Saskatchewan).  There will be a wide variety of activities planned for the students to observe and participate in during their week at Depot.  These activities may include: drill, driver simulator training, firearms, police officer scenarios, tours of Depot and the museum and much more!  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with police officers from many different units within the RCMP, and will allow you t ocome away with a better understanding of what life is like being in training and being a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police!
Youth Camp Date:  August 10 – 14
Aboriginal Focus Youth Camp Date:  August 17-21
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015

OSEF

European Summer Exchange
For students 13-17 years old

  • Discover France or Spain.
  • Experience the French/Spanish language and culture.
  • Live with a French/Spanish family in July and host your exchange partner in August.
  • Make new friends and add an international dimension to your family life.
  • Dates:  Canadian students – July 2015,
  • For more information on cost and application process, please see your career counselor or contact the organization directly at 250-858-6236/cdnmcfarland@gmail.com
  • www.osef.ca

Skills Canada

Skills Canada – Saskatchewan
Date:  April 16-17 in Moose Jaw

Skills Canada – National 
Date:  May 27-30 in Saskatoon

Information:  Skills Canada is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills and have fun.  Students can also learn about the skilled trades and technology careers through hands-on activities an demonstrations.

Events:  There are many events including Computer Animation, Autobody Repair, Carpentry, Cooking, Electrical Wiring, Job Skill Demonstration, Job Interview, Machining, Prepared Speech, Website Development, Welding, and Worksite Safety.  Schools are encouraged to bring students to this event to tour the competition site and to experience “Try a Trade”.  Interested students should contact Skills Canada the provincial office.