The Saskatoon Industry Education Council is excited to partner with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission to offer our middle years Practical and Applied Arts Kits, Skill Sets. These kits aid in delivering Skilled Trades-related curriculum and provide teachers with the resources to deliver hands-on learning opportunities and career exploration activities for students. Each project identifies the curricular outcomes covered and is broken down into lessons with step-by-step instructions, links to online resources, student learning activities, and assessment techniques.
The Eco Home Project introduces students to the tools and skills required to be part of the Skilled Trades. This project provides teachers with activities, tools, and materials for students to plan, design, and construct a house to spec that incorporates design, construction, electricity, and horticulture.
The Bicycle Repair & Headlight Construction Project introduces students to basic hand tools, bicycle maintenance, and electrical wiring through the assembly of a bicycle light. While exploring Skilled Trades-related careers, students will develop knowledge of bicycle mechanics, basic electronics, and themes of safety and sustainability.
The CO2 Cars Project introduces students to drafting and computer-aided design, as well as carpentry and construction concepts through the creation of CO2 cars. Students convert a wedge-shaped piece of wood into a sleek race car using hand and power tools and insert CO2 cartridges into the cars to race down a track.
The Kitchen Basics Project introduces students to the essential kitchen equipment, measurement techniques, and skills required for food preparation. Through hands-on activities, students explore concepts of kitchen math and measurement, food and kitchen safety, as well as environmental sustainability. *Due to COVID-19, kit not available