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August 4th, 2011

Horticulture Technicians are now able to obtain their Red Seal

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) approved the designation of Horticulture Technician (Landscape Horticulturist) as a Red Seal trade in 2008 and the new Horticulture Technician (Landscape Horticulturist) Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson examination is now available.

Industry trade experts from participating provinces and territories, along with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), have completed developing the new Horticulture Technician (Landscape Horticulturist) Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson examination. This examination is now available for qualified tradespersons and apprentices in Saskatchewan.

For further details, select Horticulture Technician from the designated trade menu on this Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) website.

For information to apply to write this examination, select Apply for Exam.

To contact the SATCC, call toll free number at 1-877-363-0536, or visit the regional office nearest you.

June 6th, 2011

GRADUATES RECEIVE SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

Forty high school graduates were awarded $1,000 each from the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarship Program to provide assistance as they embark on careers in the skilled trades. These young people have completed the SYA Program and have met the scholarship criteria.

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May 10th, 2011

SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM RECEIVES MORE INDUSTRY SUPPORT

 

More youth apprentices will benefit from the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarship Program thanks to the generous support of 17 industry organizations totalling $360,000.

 

News Release

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May 6th, 2011

Bridge the Gap with Women in Skilled Trades & Technologies: Saskatchewan’s Summit

More than 70 Saskatchewan industry, training and government stakeholders gathered in Saskatoon to seek strategies to increase women’s participation in skilled trades and technologies, and support employers in recruiting, hiring, training and retaining women in the skilled trades and technologies. “Bridge the Gap with Women in Skilled Trades and Technologies: Saskatchewan’s Summit” was the first of its kind in the province.

News Release and Media Backgrounder

Background Briefing Document

Bibliography of Canadian Resources Compiled by the SATCC

Women in the Saskatchewan Labour Market: A Comparison of Wage Rates – Status of Women Office

Working Group Members and Summit Sponsors

SaskWITT presentation

SaskWITT newsletter

Construction Sector Council presentation

June 8th, 2010

NATIONAL AWARD RECOGNIZES SASKATCHEWAN APPRENTICESHIP ADVOCATE

The inaugural Darryl Cruickshank Memorial Award was presented today to Paul McLellan, CEO of Alliance Energy Group of Companies, at the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s (CAF) 2010 Fifth National Conference, held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 6-8, 2010. McLellan, a Red Seal Journeyperson Electrician certified in Saskatchewan, is the largest electrical contractor in the province.

News Release

May 25th, 2010

SYA INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GROWS THROUGH GENEROUS INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION

More companies and industry organizations are getting on side with the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Industry Scholarship Program that supports youth choosing careers in the skilled trades. Today, PCL Construction Management Inc. announced a $100,000 contribution to the scholarship fund.

News Release

Photo from left to right: The Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour; Kris Hildebrand, PCL Construction Management Inc. (Saskatchewan) District Manager; Erick Erickson, Saskatchewan Construction Association Past President; and Doug Christie, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification (SATCC) Board Vice-Chair.

December 17th, 2009

SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED

A new scholarship program was announced today to encourage high school graduates to enter productive careers in the skilled trades. Forty scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded every June to selected, eligible high school graduates who have completed the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Program.

Photo left to right: Kelly Miller, Saskatchewan Construction Association Board Chair; Bernie Kuntz, EECOL ELECTRIC South Saskatchewan Regional General Manager; Leo Moisan, EECOL ELECTRIC Provincial General Manager; Doug Christie, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Board Vice-Chair; and the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour.

More information

September 23rd, 2009

THREE MILESTONES IN THE SKILLED TRADES CELEBRATED

Industry, training and government partners join with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) in celebrating three significant milestones today. This year marks 65 years of formal apprenticeship training in Saskatchewan, 50 years since the first Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program endorsement was issued in Canada and 10 years since the creation of the industry-led SATCC.

News Release

February 18th, 2009

Two Esthetician Trades Designated

Saskatchewan residents now have two additional designated trades careers to choose from – Esthetician-Nail Technician and Esthetician-Skin Care Technician.

“The spa industry has grown significantly in the last few years,” Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Board Chair, Garry Kot, said. “These new designations are driven by industry’s needs to ensure consumers have the opportunity to choose services from competent, certified journeypersons with current, relevant skills that meet industry standards.”

For more information, read the news release.

For questions relating to these two new trades, please contact the SATCC Field Consultant nearest you