Education

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Introduction

There are many options for student after they graduate.  Some student might continue on to post-secondary education right away, others will start apprenticing while others travel or volunteer.  There is also a portion of students that choose to work for a year or two to save money or gain experience.  What is right for some isn’t for others.  Therefore it is important to remember the steps of career planning:  Getting to know yourself; exploring your options; choosing a direction and then making it happen.  These steps are not always linear, it is through our experiences and knowledge that we learn and change and then continue to revamp our plans.

No matter what your plans are it is important to do your research and to investigate educational and training opportunities.  Whether you go off to school right away or utilize the information you learning in a few years it is important to be aware of what type of education is linked to your interests and goals.

University/College

There are an unlimited number of sites and ways to investigate educational institutions.  It is important to learn as much about the school as possible to make sure it is the right fit for you.  If possible it is also a good idea to go for a spend-a-day, open house or tour.  The experience will assist you in making an educated decision about what institution to attend and program to take. Please check post-secondary websites to access the most current information pertaining to your selection.

A great tool showing a map of Canada and a link to each province and territory with a comprehensive list of available schools is located below.  A direct link to the school, tuition cost and number of students are also listed.

This site also provides students, parents and counsellors with scholarships, employment, college majors, career information and much more!  CHECK IT OUT!

http://www.studentscholarships.org/university_home.php

 

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) http://www.usask.ca

University of Regina (U of R)http://www.uregina.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic http://www.gosiast.com 

 Regional Colleges


Out-of-Province Universities/Colleges

 

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University and Technical Institute/College Comparison

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Private Schools

Private vocational schools in Saskatchewan offer employment related programs for adults (ex. Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, etc.). Information about their programs can be found on their web sites or by contacting them directly.

A list of all Saskatchewan Private Schools’ contact information can be found at: http://www.sasknetwork.ca/html/Learners/educationtraining/pvs.htm

Aboriginal Post-Secondary Institutions

 

Travel and Enrichment Programs

 

Public Service Careers

Armed Forces:

All new recruits are required to complete basic training. These courses are designed to teach the core skills and necessary knowledge to succeed in a military environment. The training emphasizes basic military skills, weapons handling, first aid, leadership fundamentals and ethical values. Since physical fitness is an integral component of military service, a large part of the course will be spent in physical fitness training.

Basic training is generally conducted at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and its detachment in Borden, Ontario. For more information visit http://www.forces.ca or call 1-866-462-2769.

Note: Aboriginal students interested in military training may wish to apply to the Bold Eagle, Raven or Black Bear programs as described in the Travel and Enrichment Programs table on the previous pages.

Policing:

RCMP: Any student considering a career as a police officer with the RCMP should attend an information session. For more information and to register call 1-877-726-7472 or visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/.

City Police Forces: Most urban centers hire their own police force. Information for individual police forces will be listed on the city’s webpage. For more information about the Moose Jaw City Police force and upcoming recruitment sessions visit http://www.mjpolice.ca or call 306-694-7600.

Fire Fighting:

Fire-fighting training is now available in Melville, Saskatchewan and offered through a partnership between Parkland College Protection and Emergency Services and Lakeland College. Course information can be found at http://www.parklandcollege.sk.ca or by calling 1-866-783-6766.

 

Apprenticeship & Trades

 

Work Force

 

Check regional colleges for possible transitional programs:
http://www.saskcolleges.ca.