Students in grades 10 through 12 have the opportunity to gain hands-on skill development and career training while working alongside industry professionals. Recent boot camps include: automotive, culinary, web development, 3D printing, and video game design. Check out our list of bootcamps here.
Spotlight on Careers
Students in grades 11 and 12 experience industry and educational opportunities in a field of interest, visiting job sites and post-secondary facilities. Twenty Spotlights highlight over 80 career pathways. Check out all of our spotlights here.
Cardboard Boat Race Challenge
This highly popular project helps grade 7 and 8 teachers share the principles of structure, design, math and science in a fun and meaningful way as students design, build, and then race cardboard boats.
SaskCode is an integrated technology program that introduces coding and computational thinking at a wide range of grade levels (K – 12) using age-appropriate technologies. Activities are linked to existing mathematics, science, and other curricula in Saskatchewan. Teachers are provided professional development to equip them with the pedagogy and technological skills they need to engage their students in their learning, developing a culture around digital literacy
Summer Youth Internship Program
Grade 11 and 12 students experience six weeks of hands-on employment in the construction, manufacturing, information and communication technology, automotive, and tourism sectors. These students are compensated for their labour and receive all relevant safety training and apprenticeship credit hours where applicable.
Newcomer Youth Engagement Program
Refugee and immigrant youth aged 17 to 21 take part in this school within a school program at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School and at Walter Murray Collegiate. The focus of the program is language development, as well as life and work skills. The NYEP runs Monday to Friday and follows the school year calendar.
MANUQUEST is a full-day event, providing students with a tour of a manufacturing plant, career exploration opportunities, and a wide variety of hands-on activities relating to manufacturing.
Students in grades 11 and 12 explore careers in information technology through hands-on training, seminars, and workshops with the U of S Computer Science Department and international industry experts.
A yearly publication that showcases the career journeys of young people in the province of Saskatchewan. It also includes relevant career articles, post-secondary training opportunities, and a job chart that outlines careers and income prospects. 40,000 copies are distributed to provincial and band schools, post-secondary schools, community-based organizations, and employment offices across Saskatchewan.
Safety at Work
In partnership with various workplace safety associations, the SIEC offers safety training certification to youth prior to entering the workplace. This includes construction, tourism, and healthcare sector safety training.
This mentorship event links young female students from grades 10 through 12 with female mentors from a vast spectrum of career backgrounds who are willing to share their career journey. Students pursuing all post-secondary pathways—work, university, college or apprenticeship—are welcome to participate.
Power Engineering Program
In partnership with Prairie South School Division, students enrol in their online Power Engineering 20L and Power Engineering 30L courses. Students receive hands-on training in the SaskPower mobile simulation lab as well as job shadow opportunities at the SaskPower Queen Elizabeth Power Plant. They are then eligible to write the TSASK Power Engineering Class 5 exam.
A two-day conference for career practitioners, educators, school counsellors, and people in human resources to learn about labour market trends, acquire new career development tools and resources, and hear from world-renowned experts.
Talk With Our Kids About Money
This financial literacy program is a series of lessons and activities, all tied to curriculum, introducing financial literacy to grade seven and eight students and their parents. This program is coordinated nationally by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education and provincially by the SIEC. TWOKAM culminates in a “Talk with Our Kids about Money Day” event, held nationally, on the third Wednesday in April.
Try a Trade
Try a Trade events provide high school youth with the chance to ‘test drive’ careers they would otherwise have little or no exposure to. This helps students make informed career decisions and, as a result, grow a skilled and educated workforce. With this knowledge, youth can tailor their high school classes and post-secondary options based on their chosen career pathway.